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Police Report: Aug. 7

Aug. 7, 2012

BURGLARY

1Copper plumbing and wiring was taken from a vacant building in the 6900 block of South 20th Street prior to 4:40 p.m. Aug. 1. Drywall was pulled down in multiple rooms to access the copper piping and electrical wires. A rock was used to break a rear window on the building for access. Damage to the building is estimated at $35,000.

2Over $14,000 worth of tools were taken from an unlocked garage/shed on a property in the 10500 block of South 13th Street between 10 p.m. July 31 and noon Aug. 1. Police processed the scene for evidence and are investigating.

3Approximately $2,700 worth of jewelry and clothing were taken from a residence in the 10000 block of South Windsor Drive prior to 11:25 a.m. Aug. 5. The victim stated the burglary took place sometime in the past two weeks, but no forced entry was observed at the home. Police are investigating.

THEFT

4A laptop computer, valued at $500, was taken from an unlocked vehicle in the 3800 block of East Stargrass Lane between 5:15 p.m. July 27 and 8 a.m. July 30.

5Light and plumbing fixtures and an air-conditioning condenser were taken from a foreclosed home in the 8700 block of South Sixth Avenue prior to 6:30 a.m. July 31. The intruders also caused damage in the home, breaking windows, damaging the drywall and the garage door. A complete damage estimate was unavailable.

6A 39-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for shoplifting after he took two drill bits out of packaging, put them in his pocket and left without paying at Menards, 6800 S. 27th St., at 12:30 p.m. July 31.

7A $1,000 laptop computer, a $250 GPS unit, a $20 ashtray and change was taken from one locked vehicle and a $4,000 gold and diamond ring, $1,200 worth of digital media players, a $500 GPS unit, a $300 purse, a $500 camcorder, $200 worth of new clothing and a credit card were taken from a second locked vehicle parked at Comfort Suites, 6362 S. 13th St., between 3:40 a.m. and 3:46 a.m. Aug. 2. Windows were smashed for access. Police have video surveillance and are investigating.

8A $750 Janis women's mountain bike, a $350 Janis men's 21-speed road bike and a $300 women's silver road bike were taken off a locked bike rack on a vehicle at Comfort Suites, 6362 S. 13th St., between 10 p.m. Aug. 3 and 9 a.m. Aug. 4.

9A 24-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for shoplifting a package of sleeping pills at Pick 'n Save, 6362 S. 27th St., at 6 p.m. Aug. 5.

DRUG POSSESSION

10A 24-year-old Missouri man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia after police found a glass pipe with marijuana residue in his pocket while citing him for soliciting without a license in the 8300 block of South Orchard View Lane at 6 p.m. July 31.

11A 25-year-old Oak Creek man was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after he was stopped by an officer for riding a bicycle in and out of traffic without any lights in the 200 block of West Rawson Avenue at 2:15 a.m. Aug. 3.

12A 17-year-old South Milwaukee boy was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop in the 7100 block of South 27th Street at 8:25 p.m. Aug. 3. He was also cited for no insurance and received a written warning for no license plates.

13A 24-year-old Franklin man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and cited for operating after suspension and non-registration of a vehicle in the 8800 block of South Chicago Road at 10:15 p.m. Aug. 3.

DRUNKEN DRIVING

14A 25-year-old Oak Creek man riding his bicycle was transported to St. Luke's Hospital for evaluation after he was struck by a drunken driver in the 8100 block of South 13th Street at 3:25 p.m. July 31. The driver, a 45-year-old Oak Creek man, was arrested for drunken driving (causing injury), and cited for inattentive driving and operating with prohibited alcohol content (0.18).

15A 53-year-old West Allis man was arrested for drunken driving and cited for operating with prohibited alcohol content after a motorist reported a vehicle was driving recklessly on South Howell Avenue shortly after 10:30 p.m. Aug. 4. Police located the vehicle in the parking lot at Culvers, 7841 S. Howell Ave., where the driver was found passed out behind the steering wheel. His preliminary blood alcohol content was 0.16.

16A 37-year-old Greenfield woman was arrested for drunken driving and cited for prohibited alcohol content in the 6800 block of South 27th Street shortly after 1 a.m. Aug. 5. Her preliminary BAC was 0.18.

VANDALISM

17Locks were cut off the bottom portion of the vacuum machines at PDQ, 6300 S. 27th St., between 4 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Aug. 5. Total damage is estimated at $20.

OTHER

18A 63-year-old Oak Creek man was cited for disorderly conduct after he punched another driver during a road rage incident in the 2800 block of East Honeysuckle Drive at 11 a.m. July 31.

19A 14-year-old Oak Creek boy was cited for battery after he struck a 9-year-old girl in the face with the back of his hand, causing swelling and pain to her nose, during an argument at Otjen Park, 9300 S. Chicago Road, at 8:36 p.m. July 31.

20A resident in the 10500 block of South Rosemont Court called police for assistance after she found a snapping turtle stuck in her window well shortly after 5:30 a.m. Aug. 3. An officer responded and removed the turtle without incident.

Oak Creek police responded to one domestic violence incident and assisted with 16 rescue calls and one fire call between July 31 and Aug. 6.

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