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Police Report: Jan. 8

Jan. 8, 2013

BURGLARY

1A China doll, valued at $1,000, was stolen from a locked home in the 1400 block of East Oak Lane between Dec. 16 and 3:45 p.m. Dec. 30. A rear sliding door was forced open to gain entry. Damage to the door is estimated at $200.

2About $3,000 worth of electronic equipment, including two laptop computers, a PS3 gaming system, a scanner, an iPad and numerous PS3 games, and a suitcase filled with clothing were stolen from an apartment in the 100 block of East Pine Hollow Lane between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 5. The apartment was entered through a bedroom window.

3A resident of the 10000 block of South 11th Avenue called police after he saw a vehicle driving away from a foreclosed home about 8:40 p.m. Jan. 6. Police checked the building and found a doorknob broken off the door and a lockbox lying on the ground, but the bolt lock was still secure and the building had not been entered. An extra patrol was requested due to the burglary attempt.

THEFT

4At 1:30 p.m. Dec. 28, an 82-year-old woman reported her wallet had been stolen while she was shopping at Woodman's, 8131 S. Howell Ave., at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22. The wallet contained $5, a Master Card and two department store credit cards.

5A 19-year-old Brookfield man was cited for shoplifting after he was seen trying to take three videogame controllers without paying for them at Target, 8989 S. Howell Ave., Dec. 23. The man was found after police followed up with the Wauwatosa police after they arrested him for stealing game controllers in their city.

6A $200 Coach purse/backpack containing a $250 iTouch and a black wallet was stolen from a locked vehicle at Value Cinema, 6912 S. 27th St., about 9:40 p.m. Dec. 28. The rear passenger window was popped out with a pry tool to gain access. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $150.

7A 200-pound concrete and steel doe lawn ornament was stolen from a front yard in the 8300 block of South Parkridge Drive between 11:30 p.m. Dec. 29 and 8:15 a.m. Dec. 30. The doe is valued at $300.

8Three bottles of wine and two 12-packs of Bud Light, a total value of $55, were stolen from an open garage in the 200 block of West Aspen Drive between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 31.

9Two unknown women shoplifted 51 cans of Gerber Good Start formula and 15 jars of Gerber Good Start, valued at $1,175, at Target, 8989 S. Howell Ave., at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 1. One of the women was identified as a 26-year-old Milwaukee woman. Police are following up.

10A $200 Samsung cellphone was stolen after it was left in a shopping cart at Pick 'n Save, 6462 S. 27th St., prior to 2:15 p.m. Jan. 1.

11A plastic box containing a Magnito 6310 engine, a Milwaukee hand drill and other tools was stolen from the bed of an unlocked truck in the 1100 block of West Wayland Drive between Dec. 31 and 3:45 p.m. Jan. 1. Loss is estimated at $1,200.

An Oak Creek resident called police at 11 a.m. Jan. 2 to report that $735 had been fraudulently withdrawn from her bank account.

12A 70-year-old Oak Creek man was arrested for shoplifting a $99 baby monitoring system at Menard's, 6800 S. 27th St., at 3:45 p.m. Jan. 2.

13About $300 worth of ice fishing equipment was stolen from a locked garage in the 8700 block of South Country Drive between 6 p.m. Jan. 6 and 6:50 a.m. Jan. 7. Police have a suspect and are following up.

DRUG POSSESSION

14An officer investigating a suspicious vehicle in the 4500 block of East Ryan Road arrested the driver, a 19-year-old Milwaukee man, for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a canine search turned up a digital scale, wrapping papers and a grinder with THC residue in his car at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28.

15A 26-year-old Oak Creek woman was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia at Target, 8989 S. Howell Ave., at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 29. Police found a used needle and a tie-off in her purse after she was found passed out and barely breathing in a stall in the women's bathroom. She was taken to Wheaton Franciscan Hospital for treatment.

16An officer assisting a disabled vehicle that ran out of gas in the 9500 block of South 27th Street arrested the driver, a 35-year-old Franklin woman, for possession of marijuana after they found two buds of THC in a cigarette package in her car at 12:30 a.m. Dec. 30. She also was cited for driving with a suspended license and arrested on a Franklin Police Department warrant.

17A 17-year-old Oak Creek boy was arrested for possession of marijuana when police found he was in possession of 23 grams of THC after the car he was riding in was pulled over in the 200 block of West Sunnyview Drive at 10:50 p.m. Dec. 30.

18Two 18-year-old Illinois men were arrested for possession of marijuana and underage possession of alcohol after officers found a total of 7.2 grams of marijuana in the shower, underneath a Bible and in a backpack and a case of beer in their room at the Red Roof Inn, 6360 S. 13th St., at 4 a.m. Jan. 1. A 19-year-old Iowa man was cited for underage possession of alcohol.

19A 29-year-old West Allis man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia after police found a purple glass pipe with marijuana residue underneath the driver's seat of his car during a traffic stop in the 1300 block of West College Avenue at 9:35 p.m. Jan. 3. He also was cited for driving with a suspended license.

20A 25-year-old Caledonia man was arrested for possession of synthetic marijuana and possession of marijuana during a traffic stop in the 1900 block of West Rawson Avenue at 4:15 a.m. Jan. 8.

ACCIDENTS

21A driver who was traveling southbound and swerved into a semi caused a four-vehicle accident at Howell Avenue and Jewell Street about 1:30 p.m. Jan. 4. The driver told police she braked and swerved into the semi, which then jackknifed into a third vehicle which in turn hit a fourth vehicle. The semi struck a median light pole and went into a ditch, knocking the pole over and exposing electrical wires, but no major injuries were reported.

22Cudahy police notified the Oak Creek Police Department that they pulled over a drunken driver who knocked over several signs in the 2200 block of East College Avenue before being arrested in their city at 11:25 p.m. Jan. 4. The driver, an 18-year-old woman, failed to negotiate the roundabout and struck a one-way/yield sign in the center median, severed another one-way sign, then lost one of her front tires at Pennsylvania and College avenues. The driver kept driving until she was stopped by Cudahy police at Pennsylvania and Layton avenues.

23A 41-year-old Cudahy woman was taken to St. Luke's South Shore for treatment of neck and back pain after the car she was riding in was rear-ended in the 8400 block of South Howell Avenue at 2:35 p.m. Jan. 6. The driver of the striking vehicle, a 51-year-old Oak Creek man, was cited for following too closely.

VANDALISM

24Two red swastikas were spray-painted on a speed limit/pedestrian crossing sign at Woodman's, 8131 S. Howell Ave., leading onto the Delphi property prior to 1:35 p.m. Jan. 2.

25A modular temporary work trailer was damaged while it was parked in the lot at Pilot Travel Center, 2031 W. Ryan Road, between the evening of Jan. 4 and the morning of Jan. 5. The front left corner of the trailer was dented, but it was unknown if the damage was caused by a vehicle. Damage is estimated at $200.

26The arm portion of a free-standing satellite dish on a porch at an apartment in the 500 block of West Riverwood Drive was damaged between 1:30 and 9:10 am. Jan. 7. Damage is estimated at $60.

OTHER

27Officers responded to the 1200 block of West College Avenue after receiving a report that an elderly man was refusing to get off a Milwaukee County Transit System Bus at 12:50 a.m. Dec. 30. The 79-year-old homeless man said he didn't want to get off the bus because it was cold outside and he had nowhere to go. The officer took the man to the Value Inn for the evening and gave him a care package.

28A resident at Colonial Woods Condominiums, 2480 W. Colonial Woods Drive, called police at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 3 after she received several threatening phone calls in regards to her Arabic heritage from a blocked number during the early morning hours. The resident told police the caller, who sounded like a woman, told her to go back to her country and stop taking our money, to kiss her husband goodbye because "we're going to get him," and the caller also knew that the resident covers her hair and face while in public. Police are investigating.

FIRE CALLS

29Firefighters and police responded to a trash bin fire at Reinhart Foods, 9950 S. Reinhart Drive, at 2:55 a.m. Jan. 5. The bin contained cardboard and was located about four feet away from the northeast corner of the business with a chute connecting it to the building. Firefighters extinguished the fire and no damage was reported to the building or the bin. The cause of the fire has not been determined, but is not considered suspicious.

Oak Creek police responded to five domestic violence incidents and assisted with 30 rescue calls and five fire calls between Dec. 28 and Jan. 7.

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