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Police Report: Aug. 26

Aug. 26, 2013

CUDAHY

THEFT

· The trunk of a car was entered and items stolen from inside while it was parked in a residential driveway in the 3900 block of East Mallory Avenue between July 25 and 4:30 p.m. July 27. The stolen items included a $90 gym bag, $90 soccer shoes, $80 tennis shoes, a $100 pair of goalie gloves, two $25 T-shirts, a $110 hookah, a $400 video game console and a $60 headset. There were no visible signs of forced entry into the trunk and several items left in plain-view in the car were left untouched, suggesting to police that the thief had a key and had property in mind.

· A 28-year-old St. Francis woman was arrested for shoplifting at Walgreens, 3201 E. Layton Ave., around 1:30 p.m. Aug. 12. The woman bought some merchandise, walked back into the store and put an additional $27 of merchandise into her bag, including an inflatable baby pool. As she was walking out the door, she was confronted by a store employee who recognized her from a previous suspected shoplifting incident and waited for police.

· Cash of $110 and 169 five-milligram hydrocodone tablets were stolen from an unlocked apartment in the 3600 block of East Cudahy Avenue around 6 p.m. Aug. 18. An unidentified guest who temporarily entered the apartment with the victim's permission is suspected of the theft.

· A 1989 GM Sierra pick-up truck, valued at $1,500, was stolen from a residence in the 3300 block of East Grange Avenue around 3 p.m. Aug. 19. The victim had been driving in Milwaukee earlier that day searching for a person who might want to live at his residence in exchange for doing household chores and providing to care to elderly woman who lives there. They offered the job to a man sitting on a curb, who declined but directed them to another man, the suspected thief, living in the 900 block of South 22nd Street. This man accepted the position, and the victim took him to buy some supplies and a mattress, and then told the man to take the truck and drive the elderly woman to a nearby Taco Bell. The man dropped off the woman and did not return. The victim confronted the man near where they had met earlier, but the man ran away and neither he nor the truck has been located.

· A $200 mountain bike was reported stolen from outside of Brothers Bar, 5142 S. Packard Ave., on Aug. 20. The theft occurred about two months ago, but the 16-year-old victim concealed the theft from his parents until the date of the report, prompting his parents to notify authorities.

· A 13-year-old Cudahy boy was arrested for retail theft at Pick 'n Save, 5851 S. Packard Ave., at 2 p.m. Aug. 21 after he attempted to leave the store without paying for a $2 energy drink concealed under his shorts.

· A 19-year-old Cudahy man was arrested for retail theft at Walgreens, 3201 E. Layton Ave., at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 21. The incident began when the man was barred from purchasing cigarettes, and, in retaliation, openly began placing random cellphone accessories into his pockets and walked out of the store. Police found the man walking nearby on Nicholson Avenue, where he admitted to the theft and was taken into custody.

· Four gas tanks and a snowplow blade collectively valued at $50, as well as a $200 toolbox mounted to a truck, were stolen from the unsecured business yard of R&W Roofing, 5373 S. Whitnall Ave., sometime between Aug. 19 and Aug. 22.

DRUG POSSESSION

· Three Milwaukee men, ages 22, 25 and 30, and a 25-year-old Milwaukee woman were arrested for concealed weapons on drug-related charges in the parking lot of Kmart, 6077 S. Packard Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16, after the group was lured there for a drug deal that police had set up. In the car, police found two .380-caliber pistols and one .45-caliber pistol, all with loaded magazines and rounds chambered. All four detainees were cited for carrying concealed weapons. Additionally, the 30-year-old man was cited for possessing a gun after being convicted of a felony, having 0.4 grams of marijuana on him and attempting to deliver cocaine and heroin. The arrangement for the deal was that the dealer would sell $200 of crack cocaine and $50 of heroin, but police were never able to locate any trace of these drugs.

DRUNKEN DRIVING

· A 28-year-old Cudahy man was arrested for drunken driving, first offense, in the parking lot of Charlie's Discount Liquor, 3604 E. College Ave., around 8 p.m. Aug. 20, after he was seen driving between 50 and 60 miles per hour on South Packard Avenue. The man had a blood alcohol content of 0.21, and, in addition to drunken driving, he was also cited for speeding, a defective muffler and driving without a valid license.

VANDALISM

· A $600 window was shattered at Rollaero Skate Center, 5200 S. Pennsylvania Ave., between the evening of Aug. 21 and 6 p.m. Aug. 22. Although the window was shattered, the window remained together, indicating that no one gained entry into the building.

OTHER

· A 52-year-old South Milwaukee man was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon at Layton Mart, 2415 E. Layton Ave., at 4 p.m. Aug. 18 after he was stopped for a traffic violation and failed to alert police to the fact that he had two 9-inch hunting knives concealed in his car within arms-reach. The man was stopped because a driver had complained that the man had run a red light and nearly collided with several cars in the process. Once a second officer alerted the first that the man had at least one knife in the car, the man ignored orders to keep his hands on the wheel and gave the first knife to police, then pulled a second knife out from behind him and handed that one to police as well. He said that he uses the knives for scrapping. The man was issued six citations for running the red light, carrying concealed weapons, operating while suspended, improper evidence of registration, no liability insurance and possession of drug paraphernalia after police saw him try to cram a crack pipe into his seat.

· A 51-year-old Cudahy man was cited for disorderly conduct after he suggested verbally and physically that he was in possession of a gun at Wayne's, 4852 S. Packard Ave., at 2 p.m. Aug. 19. A witness said the man was not arguing with anyone but he loudly mentioned that he had a plastic Glock on him, pulled out a lighter that appeared to be a pistol magazine, showed off a gun outside the bar, and rubbed his back against another man so he could feel the gun tucked in the back of his pants. The gun turned out to be an Airsoft gun, and it was found in the men's bathroom garbage. The man claimed that the Airsoft gun belonged to another man who was at the bar. This was the man's third disorderly conduct citation in the span of a week.

ST. FRANCIS

No reportable incidents.

SOUTH MILWAUKEE

BURGLARY

· A 21-year-old South Milwaukee man and an 18-year-old Milwaukee woman were arrested at BP gas station, 2318 10th Ave., at 3 a.m. Aug. 17, as they were robbing the building. A passing driver noticed the couple attempting to break into the building and called police. When police arrived on the scene, they found a maroon SUV with no plates and the couple already inside the building.

· A residence was entered in the 2400 block of Harrison Place and a $300 laptop was stolen from inside between Aug. 16 and 2 a.m. Aug. 18. The burglar used an unlocked living-room window in the back of the house to get in and left through the back door. The victims found the laptop on Aug. 19 in a sewer near 14th and Madison avenues, but the computer was irreparably damaged by water.

· Buck & Cheryl's Bar & Grill, 1435 Rawson Ave., was entered and about $471 in cash stolen from inside, sometime between 2:30 and 10:30 a.m. Aug. 18. The burglar used an open window to gain entry into the building.

· An unlocked residential garage was entered in the 600 block of Marquette Avenue and about $300 of miscellaneous items stolen from inside between 9 p.m. Aug. 18 and 7:30 a.m. Aug. 19. The items included a radio, a set of wrenches and a socket set.

· A residential garage was broken into by forcing the door open in the 1200 block of 17th Avenue and miscellaneous items stolen from inside, including an old shotgun between 8 p.m. Aug. 22 and 9 a.m. Aug. 23.

THEFT

· A rear license plate was stolen from a car parked in the 500 block of Southtowne Avenue between 8 p.m. Aug 15 and 3 a.m. Aug. 16.

· A rear license plate was reported stolen from a car parked in the 1300 block of Minnesota Avenue at 10 a.m. Aug 17. The victim found that her license plate had been taken off and replaced with a different plate.

· The front passenger-side door of a car was found pried open and several items stolen inside while it was parked in the 1400 block of Minnesota Avenue at 6 a.m. Aug 18. The stolen items included a $125 stereo and a $75 GPS system. The damage to the door cost about $200 to repair.

· Various items collectively valued at $950 were stolen from an apartment in the 1700 block of Maple Street between Aug. 17 and Aug. 18. The stolen items include a laptop computer, jewelry and a firearm.

· A $200 amplifier was reported stolen from the trunk of an unlocked car while it was parked in the 800 block of Lakeview Avenue between 10 p.m. Aug. 18 and 12:30 p.m. Aug. 19.

· Two bikes, $100 and $50, were reported stolen from the yard of a residence in the 2300 block of Ninth Avenue at 2 p.m. Aug. 19.

· A 2002 Ford F150 pick-up truck valued at $5,000 was reported stolen from the 1500 block of 13th Avenue at 2 p.m. Aug. 19. The victim said that the keys were left inside of the truck.

· A package was reported stolen from the outside of a residence in the 900 block of Marquette Avenue at 10 p.m. Aug. 19. According to US Post Office records, the package was delivered to the residence at 1:15 p.m. Aug. 9 and it could have been stolen any time after that.

· A 32-year-old South Milwaukee man was arrested for shoplifting in the parking lot of Aldi's, 3105 S. Chicago Ave., at 11 p.m. Aug. 21 after he attempted to steal two 1.75-liter bottles of vodka from Pick 'n Save, 2931 S. Chicago Ave., was spotted and fled the store.

ASSAULT

· A 17-year-old Cudahy boy was cited for battery after he was involved in a fight with another 17-year-old South Milwaukee boy at a residence in the 1700 block of Hickory Street at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Police were later contacted by the victim's parents who had taken him to St. Luke's South Shore Hospital for his injuries. The boy was cited the following day. The same boy also damaged his ex-girlfriend's car by punching and denting the rear-quarter panel in the 1300 block of Manitowoc Avenue at 11:30 a.m. Aug 20 causing $100 in damage, but the boy's mother agreed to pay for the damage and the boy was not issued a criminal damage to property citation.

DRUNKEN DRIVING

· A 46-year-old South Milwaukee man was arrested for drunken driving, fifth offense, near his residence in the 600 block of Mackinac Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 17 as he arrived home to his residence and after his wife called police to report that he was driving drunk. The man underwent a blood draw and his BAC is not yet available.

· A 51-year-old South Milwaukee man was arrested for drunken driving, first offense, in the 400 block of Southtowne Place at 9 p.m., Aug. 18 after he nearly hit a pedestrian and hit a parked car. The bystander reported that the car swiftly approached him and forced him to jump out of the road and into the grass to avoid being hit. The bystander then looked around in time to see the driver rear-end a parked car, back his car up in an attempt to park, pull forward and hit the car a second time, then a third, and then a fourth, until he finally stopped his car and turned off the ignition. The bystander approached the car and looked through the window to see the driver slumped to his right side, asleep with his head tilted back and his keys clenched in his right hand which is where police found him. The man had a BAC of 0.22.

VANDALISM

· Three cars were damaged with a BB gun or an Airsoft gun while they were parked in the a parking lot of Grant Park, 100 Hawthorne Ave., between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Each car reported various dents and sections of chipped paint, which was estimated to cost about $500 per car to repair.

· A car was found to have been damaged while it was parked in a lot in the 1600 block of Nicholson Avenue at 3 p.m. Aug. 20. The damage could have happened any time in the past two months, and the victim said that the damage is consistent with someone trying to remove part of the car's engine block. It will cost about $1,500 to repair damage.

· A car was found damaged while it was parked in the 1000 block of Davis Avenue at 3 p.m. Aug. 20.

· The rear window of a car was found broken while it was parked in a residential driveway in the 1300 block of Park Avenue at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 22. The window will cost $300 to replace.

· A car's power cords were found cut under the hood while the car was parked in the 300 block of North Chicago Avenue at 7 p.m. Aug. 23.

OTHER

· A 44-year-old South Milwaukee man was arrested on the beach at Grant Park, 100 Hawthorne Ave., around 11 a.m. Aug. 21 after a witness reported that he was walking around naked near the tree line. South Milwaukee police found the man clothed only in a light-pink thong, and detained him there until Milwaukee County Sheriffs took custody of him, and said they would cite him with "unspecified county offenses."

· South Milwaukee Police responded to 12 domestic incidents between Aug. 17 and Aug. 23.

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