Police Report: Oct. 24

Published on: 10/24/2011


1A resident called police after finding a black backpack on her porch in the 9000 block of North Tennyson Drive at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 22. Police had stopped a 49-year-old Menomonee Falls man riding a bicycle without lights at 2:30 a.m. and 4:10 a.m. that morning. The man said he had 'passed out' on a porch and left his backpack. North Shore Dispatch was advised if the man calls, his backpack has been found.


2A phone valued at $400 was taken from a locked car in the 9200 block of North Green Bay Road about 2 p.m. Oct. 6. A window was broken, causing $250 worth of damage.

3A Weber grill, utensils and charcoal were taken from a patio in the 7900 block of North Sherman Boulevard the weekend of Oct. 7. Loss is estimated at more than $500. The grill had been locked to a table, and the lock was cut.

4A 25-year-old Milwaukee man was cited for unlawful use of a telephone for allegedly calling an ex-girlfriend and threatening to shoot her or 'shatter' her jaw about 3 a.m. Oct. 8. He also left messages saying: 'I'm untouchable. I'm a king.'

5A 25-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for drunken driving, refusal to take a breath test, failure to have insurance and running a red light in the 6000 block of West Brown Deer Road at 2:45 a.m. Oct. 10. The man, who admitted having 'one Corona' said his address was '61st - 32 - 68th.'

6A 61-year-old Chicago man was cited for hit and run after knocking over a traffic light at Teutonia Avenue and Bradley Road at 6:50 a.m. Oct. 10. A witness, who saw the truck back up, knock over the light and drive away, took a photo of the license plate. The man was pulled over and admitted seeing the light post standing up as he backed up and then, after turning, seeing the post was no longer standing, but he said he didn't know that he had hit it.

7A 20-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested on a theft warrant and warned, along with a 19-year-old Milwaukee man, for trespassing and lewd and lascivious behavior after a witness reported a car parked at Dean Elementary School, 8355 N. 55th St., about 10 p.m. Oct. 11. The windows were darkly tinted and police had to use a flashlight to see inside.

8A 21-year-old Brown Deer man was cited for failure to license a dog and failure to vaccinate against rabies after that dog, a pit bull, bit a child in the 5100 block of West Radcliff Drive at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 12. The dog had been tied up in the garage but got loose and bit the boy in the cheek. The boy was taken to a hospital and had three sutures to close the wound and was given a tetanus shot. The dog, which the man said belonged to his brother, was taken and quarantined.


9A 34-year-old Milwaukee man was cited for vandalism after removing DVDs from their packaging, causing damage, at Best Buy, 8755 N. Port Washington Road, at 3 p.m. Oct. 18. The man, who was seen taking the DVDs into the bathroom before he removed the packaging, said he did that so he could read the information.

10A 15-year-old River Hills boy was cited for underage drinking after witnesses reported teenagers drinking or smoking marijuana at Indian Creek Park, 200 E. Spooner Road, at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 20. The boy, who was unsteady on his feet and slurred his words, said he had had six shots of alcohol.


11The loss of more than 190 pieces of jewelry, a collective value of nearly $189,000, was discovered at Zales, 5720 N. Bayshore Drive, during a store inventory. Management reported the 'internal theft of jewelry' from the store Aug. 30, saying the thefts must have occurred over the past 10 or 11 months. The case is under investigation.

12A laptop and an e-reader were taken from a room at LaQuinta Inn and Suites, 5423 N. Port Washington Road, Oct. 10 or 11. Loss is estimated at $1,220. The owner, from out of state, had checked out and returned home before she discovered the items were missing. She called the inn saying she left them in her room. When employees checked, the items were gone. About a week later, police asked for additional information from the data showing when and who entered the room. However, a new system had just been activated and old data was no longer available.

13A leaf blower, trimmer and extension cords were taken from a garage in the 4600 block of North Ironwood Lane either Oct. 14 or 15. Loss is estimated at $500.

14A purse and its contents - including $200 and sunglasses valued at $250 - were taken from a car at Le Club, 2001 W. Good Hope Road, in the early evening of Oct. 16. A window was broken to gain entry, causing $250 in damage.

15Three Milwaukee men, one 26 and two 19, were arrested Oct. 16 for receiving a cell phone stolen at iPic, 5750 N. Bayshore Drive, Oct. 15. The owner reported the theft after receiving text messages demanding a 'ransom' of $550 to get his phone back. Police had the owner set up a meeting with the men and take along an undercover officer. They met in the 6400 block of North 76th Street, where two men were arrested. The third man, a theater employee, was arrested at his home and said he didn't steal the phone, it had been lost.

16A $300 Stihl backpack leaf blower was taken from a landscaper trailer on Green Tree Road at Green Bay Avenue in the early afternoon on Oct. 17.

17A wallet containing $200 and a cell phone were taken from a locker in the women's locker room at LA Fitness, 501 W. Northshore Drive, over the noon hour on Oct. 18.

18A 25-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for taking four bottles of cologne, a value of $196, from Kohl's, 5650 N. Bayshore Drive, at 8 p.m. Oct. 18. The man said he intended to sell the items in order to provide for his children.

19A 2003 Honda SUV valued at $15,000 was taken from the 2100 block of West Applewood Lane either Oct. 18 or 19. The SUV was parked in the driveway with the key stuck in the ignition. It was to be repaired the next day. Also taken was a GPS unit and clothing.

20A wallet was reported stolen while the owner shopped at Boston Store, 5701 W. Lydell Ave., the morning of Oct. 19. Inside was $300 and credit cards. Before she realized the wallet was gone, a charge of more than $100 was made at a gas station.

21A 37-year-old woman was arrested for theft at Pick 'n Save, 1735 W. Silver Spring Drive, at 3 p.m. Oct. 20. The woman, who had a 5-year-old girl with her, had attempted to take more than $180 in cosmetics.


There were no reportable incidents this week.


22A $400 Trek bicycle was taken from the 2100 block of East Wood Place either Oct. 16 or 17.

23Yellow paint was found on two exterior doors at Lake Bluff School, 1600 E. Lake Bluff Blvd., Oct. 17. The paint was washed off, and no damage was done.

24A suspicious man was reported at Stein Optical, 4000 N. Oakland Ave., at 4 p.m. Oct. 17. The man entered the store holding a 'stack of money' and asked for change. The employee, who said the man looked as if he was 'on something,' told him to go to the bank across the street. The man left but came back - this time holding a cigarette and asking for a light. When turned away, he left.

25Two Milwaukee males, 14 and 18, were arrested for trespassing after a resident reported seeing them in a neighbor's garage rummaging through a car in the 3500 block of North Murray Avenue at 10 p.m. Oct. 17. The males, who did not take anything, were found a few blocks away.

26A Stihl backpack leaf blower valued at $500 was taken from a vehicle in the 4300 block of North Wilson Drive before 11 a.m. Oct. 18.

27Three rings, value not yet available, were taken from a car in the 1500 block of East Capitol Drive before 3:45 p.m. Oct. 18. The rings were left in the center console, and the car was unlocked.

28A Dewalt miter saw valued at $270 was taken from an open garage in the 4500 block of North Larkin Street before 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18.

29An 18-year-old Shorewood woman was arrested for underage possession of alcohol after she was found with vodka in a soda bottle at Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Drive, the afternoon of Oct. 21. The student admitted bringing alcohol to school so she could drink it later at the football game.

30Two cars were entered and a $100 GPS unit was taken in the 4100 block of North Larkin Street between 6 and 10 p.m. Oct. 21.

31A $600 snow blower was taken from an open garage in the 4400 block of North Wildwood Avenue the weekend of Oct. 21.

32A 23-year-old man was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving 42 mph in a 25-mph zone in the 3500 block of North Oakland Avenue at 1:45 a.m. Oct. 23. A pipe and grinder and an ounce of marijuana were found in the car. The man admitted using marijuana, saying he had had a stressful day at his job at a fast food restaurant.

One incident of domestic violence was reported this week.


33A resident reported giving money to a man who was asking for donations to Milwaukee Restoration Church in the 4900 block of North Larkin Street at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20. She called the church and was told they had no solicitors. The man was not found.

34A $200 GPS unit was taken from an unlocked car in the 4800 block of North Elkhart Avenue the weekend of Oct. 21.

35A 20-year-old man was seen running with a pumpkin toward a bus stop near the 700 block of East Silver Spring Drive at 10 p.m. Oct. 21. He admitted taking it from a store in the area. That store did not want to pursue the matter.

36About 40 pumpkins were smashed at United Methodist Church, 819 E. Silver Spring Drive, the weekend of Oct. 21. The church sells pumpkins to raise money for charity.

37A car was rummaged through in the 4600 block of North Idlewild Avenue either Oct. 21 or 22. An owner's manual was taken and discarded a block away.

38A 24-year-old Whitefish Bay woman was arrested for drunken driving and failure to stop at a sign in the 200 block of West Henry Clay Street at 2:45 a.m. Oct. 22. Her blood-alcohol content was 0.11.


Firefighters responded to 116 calls - 77 emergency medical and 39 fire/rescue - Oct. 17 to Oct. 23.