Police Report: March 5

March 5, 2012


1A purse and contents were taken from a car at Schlitz Audubon Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, between 8:25 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. Feb. 28. Damage to a window was $180.

2A 21-year-old man was arrested for operating a car without the owner's consent - it had been reported stolen in Milwaukee - driving without a valid license and a Glendale warrant in the 400 block of West Ellsworth Lane at 1:50 a.m. March 4. Police approached the car with guns drawn because they could see people inside trying to hide. When arrested, the man denied stealing the car saying it was his mother's. The car was his mother's but she had reported it stolen. When asked why he was trying to hide, a 19-year-old Milwaukee man, one of the passengers, said, "That's what you do when you see police."


3A 14-year-old Brown Deer girl was cited for theft Feb. 7 of a pink smartphone taken from another student during a swim class at Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St., about 9 a.m. Jan. 31. The stolen phone was recovered after it was seen sticking out of the suspect's pants pocket. The girl "was adamant" that she had purchased that phone Feb. 5 although she couldn't say at what store. When she was asked about text messages she'd made Feb. 3, she then said she found the phone in a bathroom stall.

4A car's door lock was damaged while the owner thought it was parked at Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St., Feb. 8 and reported Feb. 18. Damage was $300.

5A $250 cellphone was taken from a locked car at Walgreens, 6020 W. Brown Deer Road, about 9 a.m. Feb. 10. Surveillance video revealed a male breaking the car's window and taking the phone. Damage was more than $200.

6A car's rear window was shattered while parked in a driveway in the 9100 block of North 51st Street on Feb. 19 or 20. Damage was $400. Nothing was reported missing.


7A 23-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for drunken driving, with a prior conviction, when she was seen driving northbound in southbound lanes in the 7500 block of North Port Washington Road at 3 a.m. Feb. 26. She told police she was confused because she didn't "know the area." She admitted having two beers and was taken for a blood draw. Her blood alcohol content was 0.13.


8A 25-year-old Glendale man, an employee, was arrested for theft of more than $160 taken from another employee's purse in the break room at McDonald's, 5344 N. Port Washington Road, about noon Feb. 19. When the victim reported the theft, the manager looked at surveillance video which revealed the man taking the money. He, however, had left work saying his baby was injured. He was arrested at his home where he admitted taking the money - he needed to buy gas - and also lying about an injured child.

9Three cars were broken into and a JVC stereo taken from two of the cars and an iPod from the third in an underground garage in the 4800 block of North Port Washington Road between Feb. 24 to 26. The amount of damage and the value of the items was not yet reported.

10Police removed 10 "unruly juveniles" from McDonald's, 5344 N. Port Washington Road, about 4 p.m. Feb. 25.

11A juvenile was the victim of a robbery when about 20 juveniles surrounded him, one reaching into his pocket and taking $40, either inside or outside Taco Bell, 5560 N. Port Washington Road, at 5 p.m. Feb. 25.

12An 18-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for possession of 2.3 grams of crack cocaine, driving with a revoked license and imprudent speed 5400 block of Milwaukee River Parkway at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 26. There was a strong odor of marijuana in the car but he had not smoked it saying his friends had. The cocaine was found in the back seat and again the man said it was not his but a friend's. The suspect was released but returned the next day with an 18-year-old Milwaukee man who admitted the cocaine was his adding that he liked to sprinkle it on his marijuana when he smoked it. He was arrested for possession of cocaine with a prior conviction. He said he had family problems and used drugs to escape.

13Eleven pairs of eyeglass frames valued at $1,590 were taken from Wisconsin Vision, 5530 N. Port Washington Road, at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 25 and reported Feb. 29. The theft was caught on surveillance video where a 45-year-old man was seen taking the frames.

14Two females, 18 and 17, and two sisters, 18 and 16, all of Milwaukee, were arrested for theft and/or being party to the crime of theft and the two girls, 16 and 17, also for possession of a shielding device after taking clothing valued at $690 from Boston Store, 5701 N. Lydell Ave., at 6:20 p.m. Feb. 26. Police were called on a report that two or more of the suspects were fighting with security and that one of the suspects was in a Lexus parked near the store. In that car police found jeans, shirts and other items in the back seat, glove box and trunk, many still with sensor tags.

15A 20-year-old Georgia man with a Wisconsin photo ID was arrested for possession of marijuana after a report of suspicious activity at the Hilton Inn, 4700 N. Port Washington Road, at 1:25 a.m. Feb. 29. When asked, the man said there was marijuana in the room but he didn't smoke it, his friends did. Police found 2.9 grams in a night stand along with $1,100 cash. They also found a man and woman in bed with an infant. The suspect said he had that much cash because he's able to save most of the money he earns working at a grocery store and doesn't use credit cards.

16A 28-year-old Milwaukee man will be mailed a citation for theft of a $550 cellphone at AT&T, 6150 N. Port Washington Road, at 3:45 p.m. March 1. The man was caught on surveillance video taking the phone. An employee remembered the man because he smelled strongly of marijuana and she had just helped him open an account and had his name and address. Police went to his home but he wasn't there and the citation will be mailed to that address.


17A 23-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for drunken driving, with two prior convictions, and unreasonable speed after he almost rammed a slower moving car and then hit the curb in the 1100 block of West Good Hope Road at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 25. He refused to give a breath test and was taken for a blood draw.

18A 24-year-old Waukesha woman was arrested for drunken driving and warned for lane deviation and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle after she swerved in traffic and hit the curb twice in the 1100 block of West Good Hope Road at 12:45 a.m. March 4. When asked if she'd been drinking, she said she had three six-ounce beers at a friend's. Her BAC was 0.18.


19A catalytic converter valued at $1,850 was taken from a Toyota Highlander parked in an underground garage in the 800 block of East Kensington Boulevard on Feb. 26 or 27.

20A woman was a suspect in the theft of a wallet with credit cards and $213 cash taken from the 4400 block of North Oakland Avenue between 5:20 and 5:30 a.m. Feb. 27. The resident said he had just met the woman the night before at a bar and brought her home. After she left, he saw that his wallet was gone and called police.

21More than $190 was taken from an employee's wallet left in a break room at City Market, 2205 E. Capitol Drive, before 2 p.m. Feb. 28.

22A 48-year-old man, residence not available, was arrested for disorderly conduct/trespassing and failure to have lights on his bicycle after causing a disturbance and refusing to leave My Laundromat, 3559 N. Oakland Ave., at 9 p.m. March 2. The man had been at the Laundromat earlier but had left when told. However when he returned, police were called.


23A resident reported two people wearing hooded jackets and ski masks, one possibly carrying a stick or crowbar, on a back porch in the 100 block of West Chateau Place at 2:40 a.m. Feb. 29. They fled on foot before police arrived.

24A 19-year-old Greenfield woman was cited for nonregistration, driving with a suspended license and no proof of insurance in the 4800 block of North Santa Monica Blvd. at 1:30 a.m. March 2. Her two passengers, a 20-year-old New Richmond man and a 19-year-old St. Paul Minn., woman were arrested for underage drinking.


Firefighters responded to 106 calls, 76 emergency medical and 30 fire/rescue, Feb. 20 to Feb. 26 and 136 calls, 102 emergency medical and 34 fire/rescue, Feb. 27 to March 4.


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