Police Report: Aug. 20

Aug. 20, 2012


1A 56-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for drunken driving after she was seen making an illegal U-turn at Brown Deer and Port Washington roads at 12:45 a.m. Aug. 13. The woman, who admitted drinking "but not too much," failed field sobriety tests including the alphabet finishing with "W, X, I, Z." Her blood alcohol content was 0.13.

A resident reported being the victim of fraud after a credit card was used to charge more than $600 to pay for prescription medicine including oxycodone at a Fond du Lac Walgreens from July 2011 to Aug. 12, 2012.

A resident reported sending an electronic check of $455 to a California man to purchase three boxes of R12 Freon Refrigerant July 9 and still had not received the product Aug 15. The resident had made three successful purchases with the same man over the past few years.


2A 30-year-old woman and two men, 22 and 21, all from Milwaukee, were arrested for forgery and the woman also for obstruction and three warrants after they attempted and twice succeeded passing counterfeit $100 bills in the 9000 block of North Brown Deer Road on Aug. 2. They entered various stores individually, selected items worth about $10, and attempted to use the counterfeit bills. At most stores, their attempts failed but at one store, two purchases were made and the $100 bills cashed. The three, who had previous arrests for theft and two for drug use, denied knowing the bills were counterfeit.

3Two Milwaukee boys, 14 and 15, were arrested for attempted theft of a car and causing $150 damage to that car and the 14-year-old also for possession of marijuana in the 8900 block of North Park Plaza Court about 5 p.m. Aug. 4. The boys fled in another car but were caught after that car was in a roll over accident in the 8200 block of North 60th Street. The 14-year-old had been arrested by Milwaukee police Aug. 2 for operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent.

4A 12-year-old Milwaukee boy was cited for disorderly conduct after discharging his BB gun in Algonquin Park, 7850 N. 51st St., at 5 p.m. Aug. 6. Police were called by a jogger who said one of the pellets almost hit him and he was concerned about children in the area. The boy said he didn't know it was against the law to shoot a pellet gun.

5A 19-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for five counts of theft from her employer T.J. Maxx, 9020 N. Green Bay Road, at 3:20 p.m. Aug. 7. The woman, a cashier, was seen scanning only some of the items but bagging them all. She said she learned how to do what is called "free bagging," which she admitted was wrong, from fellow employees who also taught her how to void sales. She started at the store June 8 and took more than $800 worth of clothing and other items because, she said, she wanted to help a relative "get back on his feet."

6A $650 mountain bike was taken from an open garage in the 4800 block of West Parkland Avenue between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7.

7A 22-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested on one court of disorderly conduct and a 47-year-old Milwaukee woman on two counts after fighting at a group home where both worked in the 8300 block of North Cedarburg Road the evening of Aug. 7. The women were angry with each other during a staff meeting and the fight started when one called the other "Country." Police arrested both and after being released, the older woman called some friends who gathered at the group home and when they returned, these people threatened the younger woman. At this time, the older woman was arrested again.

A 44-year-old Brown Deer woman was arrested for child abuse after using a cord to hit two of her children on the arms, legs and buttocks causing welts about 4:30 a.m. Aug. 9. The woman became angry when she couldn't find her purse and got her children up thinking one had taken it. Another child called police.

One domestic incident was reported this week.


8A 21-year-old Mequon man was arrested for theft at Best Buy, 8705 N. Port Washington Road, at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 6. The man was seen stuffing a package holding $300 head phones down his pants. He was stopped as left the store and admitted the theft.

9Graffiti using obscene and profane language was found on the west side of the pool area at the Town Club, 7950 N. Santa Monica Blvd., at 7:45 a.m. Aug. 16. Damage was $300.


10A 2006 Ford Taurus valued at $5,000 was taken from a driveway in the 600 block of West Rock Place on Aug. 12 or 13.

11An $800 bicycle was taken from a garage in the 2000 block of West Silver Spring Drive on Aug. 12 or 13.

12A tackle box with various fishing items and a $100 cellphone was taken from the river bank while the owner fished in the 6500 block of North Milwaukee River Parkway before 8 p.m. Aug. 13.

13Two bicycles valued together at $7,000 were taken from an open garage in the 5800 block of North River Forest Drive between 3 and 10 p.m. Aug. 13.

14Catalytic converters were taken from one car and two work vehicles in the 6100 block of North Flint Road on Aug. 15 or 16. The cost of replacement ranged from $400 to $1,300.

15A 13-year-old Milwaukee boy was taken into custody for criminal damage to property, recklessly endangering safety and trespassing after throwing a stone through a glass door and then throwing broken glass at both employees and pedestrians at Sprecher Brewery, 701 W. Glendale Ave., at 2:45 p.m. Aug. 15. The boy, who is supposed to be on medication was "off his meds," yelled and screamed obscenities while being arrested and at the police department.

16Two 17-year-old boys, residence not listed, were arrested for underage drinking near the sledding hill at Kletzsch Park, 6600 Milwaukee River Parkway, at 11:30 p.m. Aug. 15. One of the boys ran from police and was also cited for resisting arrest. The boys, who both denied drinking and being on the hill, had preliminary blood alcohol contents of 0.10 and 0.11.

17Graffiti was found on the south and west wall of Nicolet High School, 6701 Jean Nicolet Road, at 10 a.m. Aug. 16. It read in part "WFB Soccer Rules" and had obscene drawings next to those words. Damage was listed at $1,000.

18A 44-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for theft from his employer Boston Store, 5701 N. Lydell Ave., at 1 p.m. Aug. 16. The man, working as a cashier, was seen numerous times "palming" money given to him by customers instead of putting it in the cash register. These thefts were first seen July 3. On this day, the man was being questioned by an employee in the Human Resource office when he left to use the bathroom. He then fled the store but was caught in the parking structure. He denied taking any money. On this day, $140 was recovered.


No reportable incidents this week.


19A 30-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for drunken driving, refusal to take a breath test, nonregistration, no driver's license and speeding 58 mph in a 25 mph zone in the 3900 block of North Ridgefield Circle at 4 a.m. Aug. 12. He admitted being "buzzed up."

20A $300 bicycle locked to a sign was taken from the 3500 block of North Oakland Avenue between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Aug. 12.

21A three-foot tall blown glass decoration valued at $150 was taken from a gated yard in the 3500 block of North Prospect Avenue during the day Aug. 13.

22Two Milwaukee boys, 16 and 17, were referred to juvenile authorities on allegations of attempted burglary after they were found in a garage in the 3800 block of North Maryland Avenue at 12:45 p.m. Aug. 14. The 16-year-old was driving a car reported stolen and the 17-year-old was out on bail.

23A 63-year-old Shorewood man was warned for trespassing at the American Legion Post, 4121 N. Wilson Drive, at 4:50 p.m. Aug. 14. He had been warned he was not to return to the Post after getting into a fight there about a week before. On this afternoon, he arrived with his own beer and sat on the patio. It was then police were called.

24An unidentified man put 25 gallons of gasoline costing more than $100 into a Dodge Durango and drove away from the BP station, 1513 E. Capitol Drive, about 6 p.m. Aug. 14.

25An unsecured custom dirt bicycle valued at $1,000 was taken while the owner played soccer in the 4000 block of North Estabrook Parkway early evening Aug. 14 and reported Aug. 15.

26A 2001 Dodge, reported stolen out of Milwaukee, was found in a driveway in the 4200 block of North Murray Avenue at 7 p.m. Aug. 16.


27The lock on a 2002 Subaru was damaged but entry not gained in the 600 block of East Lake View Avenue between 4:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and 10:45 a.m. Aug. 13.

28A 21-year-old Whitefish Bay woman was arrested for disorderly conduct after causing a disturbance using profane language in front of a family member and a child in the 800 block of East Glen Avenue at 6:05 p.m. Aug. 14.

29A 28-year-old Whitefish Bay man was arrested on allegations he phoned in a bomb threat to CVS Pharmacy, 240 E. Hampton Ave., at 8:41 p.m. Aug. 14. The store was evacuated and the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department cleared the store but no bomb was found. The cellphone used to make the threat was traced to the 4800 block of North Anita Avenue and the suspect arrested. There had been a bomb threat at the same store at 2:18 p.m. Aug. 9. There was no information if the two threats were linked. The case is under investigation.

30Profane language and a bag of dog feces was found on a sidewalk in the 4800 block of North Elkhart Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15. No damage was reported.

31A 34-year-old Whitefish Bay man was mailed a citation for disorderly conduct after a 911 call from a woman regarding his behavior in the 5400 block of North Shoreland Avenue at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 18. No other details were available.


Firefighters responded to 125 calls, 96 emergency medical and 29 fire/rescue, Aug. 6 to Aug. 12.

Firefighters responded to 110 calls, 70 emergency medical and 40 fire/rescue, Aug. 13 to Aug. 19.


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