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Police Report: Aug. 30

Aug. 30, 2013

CUDAHY

BURGLARY

· Two pry marks were found on a garage in the 3600 block of East Plankinton Avenue at 2:30 p.m. Aug 26 indicating that someone tried to break into the garage. The damage will cost $10 to repair.

THEFT

· A $375 amplifier, four speakers collectively valued at $285, and 50 oxycodone pills were stolen from an unlocked residential garage in the 5600 block of South Swift Avenue between 11:30 p.m. Aug. 17 and 1:30 a.m. Aug 18. The victim believes that items were stolen by a guest to whom he owed $50.

· Three trailers hitches, collectively worth $75, were reported stolen from a residence in the 5800 block of South Delaware Avenue at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 21. The victim reported that her son had stolen the hitches and was trying to sell them for scrap. In a phone conversation, the son admitted to police that he took the hitches, but claimed that they were his. He agreed to return the hitches until the ownership dispute could be settled, but he has failed to do so.

· A $30 cellphone was stolen from Family Dollar, 5656 S. Packard Ave., at 1 p.m. Aug. 28. An employee said that thief was a man wearing a baseball hat and baggy blue shorts, and that he escaped in a blue or gray Buick Regal/Century sedan with a white driver's-side front door.

DRUG POSSESSION

· A 53-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance at a residence in the 5500 block of South Illinois Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 27 after he was found in possession of 44 oxycodone pills and $1,656 in cash. Police arrived to investigate a domestic incident and nearly electronically shocked the man when he reached into his pocket to throw away a plastic bag with 34 pills in it. Police did not find the bag, and continued to investigate the domestic incident. Upon clearing that case, police received a tip as to where he had thrown the pills, found them, arrested the man and then found the additional 10 pills as well as in the money in two pockets and the man's sock.

· A 26-year-old Sturtevant man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop near Packard and College avenues at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 after he was pulled over for darkly tinted windows. After the officer noted the smell of marijuana, the man admitted that he had hidden a pipe with a small amount of marijuana between the driver's seat and the center console.

DRUNKEN DRIVING

· A 53-year-old Cudahy woman was arrested for drunken driving, first offense, during a traffic stop in the 2400 block of East Ramsey Avenue at 2:30 a.m. Aug. 25 after an officer following her saw her swerve in her lane several times and nearly side-swipe a car next to hers. She had a blood alcohol content of 0.18. She was issued three citations, including drunken driving, unsafe lane deviation and driving without proof of insurance.

· A 49-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for drunken driving, fourth offense, during a traffic stop in the 3700 block of East Underwood Avenue at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 after an officer saw him make two consecutive wide turns that put him temporarily in oncoming traffic lanes. The man consented to a breath test but refused a blood draw until police obtained a warrant for it. The man's BAC is still pending (preliminary BAC was 0.226). Additionally, the man's passenger, his 48-year-old brother from Greenfield, was arrested for disorderly conduct after he refused to leave the car and had to be forcibly pulled out and cuffed.

VANDALISM

· A $30 door window was broken at a residence in the 3500 block of East Plankinton Avenue between midnight and 10 a.m. Aug. 28.

· Graffiti was placed on a residential garage door in the 3400 block of East Whitaker Avenue between 10:30 p.m. Aug. 27 and 8 a.m. Aug. 28. The graffiti consisted of the words "Dope Boyz" and a smiley face spray-painted on in blue, and it will cost about $100 to remove.

· A multifunction switch on a steering column was found broken while the unlocked car was parked at the Hammond House, 3750 E. Hammond Ave., around 10:30 p.m. Aug. 28. The damage will cost about $60 to repair.

OTHER

· A 25-year-old Cudahy man was cited for endangering safety with a weapon, after he accidentally fired his handgun in his apartment in the 2900 block of East Adams Avenue at 11:30 p.m. Aug. 23 sending a bullet through the wall of his own apartment, a small fence, the wall of a garage and into a car two addresses away. The man readied the gun when he thought that a burglar was trying to enter the apartment, but found that it was only his son. He returned to his bedroom to put the gun away and tripped on some shoes, falling to the floor and discharging the gun. The man agreed to pay for any damages caused in the incident.

· A 24-year-old Cudahy man was arrested for disorderly conduct in the 3700 block of East Hammond Avenue at 11 p.m. Aug. 28 after he drunkenly hurled a racial slur at a woman without realizing that a Cudahy Police officer was taking a vandalism complaint from her at that moment. Minutes earlier, the man's mother called police asking them to remove the man from her apartment, which was half of a block away in the 3800 block of East Underwood Avenue. The man was additionally cited for bail jumping because a condition of his release on bail was that he maintain complete sobriety. He had a BAC of 0.19.

· Cudahy Police responded to one domestic incident between Aug. 24 and Aug. 28, and reported three additional incidents from the previous week.

ST. FRANCIS

THEFT

· A 21-year-old Milwaukee woman was cited for theft, Aug. 23 after she confessed to stealing pills from a residence in the 3600 block of Kinnickinnic Avenue where she provided care-taker services three days earlier as an employee of New Health Services. The incident began when the 72-year-old victim realized that she was missing some oxycodone pills and decided to replace her remaining pills with thyroid medication, leave the bottle in her purse and intentionally leave her purse unattended in front of the woman. The victim later found seven pills missing, confronted the woman and warned her not to take the pills. The woman eventually confessed to the theft when police questioned her about the incident.

DRUNKEN DRIVING

· A 58-year-old St. Francis man was arrested for drunken driving, first offense, in a parking lot in the 4200 block of South Vermont Court at 10 p.m. Aug. 17 after he hit a parked car in the 2900 block of East Bolivar Avenue. The man drove away from the scene of the crash to the parking lot where police found him, not realizing that an off-duty St. Francis firefighter had seen the incident and followed him. The man declined to take field sobriety tests, admitting that he was drunk. A sample of his blood was taken, but his BAC is not yet available.

VANDALISM

· Graffiti was found at Greene Park, 3356 E. Lunham Ave., around 7 a.m. Aug. 28. The graffiti consisted of the words "Snoopy," "Dope Boyz," "Douge" and "Scooby D3" written in blue spray-paint on the wall and pavement of the park pavilion's east doors. It will cost about $50 to remove.

SOUTH MILWAUKEE

BURGLARY

· The concession stand at the main beach in Grant Park, 110 Hawthorne Ave., was found to have been entered and burglarized twice in less than 24 hours on Aug. 27. The first report came in at 1 p.m. Aug. 26 when a park employee found that the door to the concession stand unlocked and just paper towel and lighters missing from inside along with some items strewn on the counter. The second report was received at 8 a.m. Aug. 27 when another park employee found a window on the building broken and about $220 worth of food, soda, aluminum foil, mosquito repellent, sunscreen and a lawn chair missing or strewn around a nearby pier. A 51-year-old Cudahy man was found near the scene, but denied involvement. He was cited for shooting off a firework that he found next to a smoldering fire amidst the stolen property.

THEFT

· A $300 digital media player was stolen at South Milwaukee Middle School, 1001 15th Ave., sometime on Aug. 22.

· A locked car was broken into and items stolen from inside while the car was parked in the 2800 block of South Chicago Avenue between 8 p.m. Aug. 23 and 10 a.m. Aug. 24. The stolen items included a blanket and two CDs, collectively valued at $25, as well as $1 in change.

· A $100 "no parking" sign was stolen from a condo complex in the 2600 block of Ninth Avenue at 7 p.m. Aug. 24. A witness saw two young men steal the sign escape into a nearby grove of trees on foot.

· A 24-year-old Milwaukee man is wanted for forcibly stealing a 51-year-old woman's purse while he was inside her residence in the 700 block of Madison Avenue at 2:30 a.m. Aug. 26. The man had been calling the victim's daughter earlier, but his calls were ignored. He arrived at the house and began knocking on a window. When the woman opened the door to tell him to leave, he forced his way inside. The man tried to grab a phone, but the victim took it first. He grabbed her purse, ran out to his car and escaped. The purse contained $700 in cash and identifying documents. A felony warrant was put out on the man.

· A car's front passenger-side window was smashed out and a stereo face-plate was stolen from inside while the car was parked overnight near the main beach in Grant Park, 100 Hawthorne Ave., on Aug. 27. The stereo face-plate was found wrapped in aluminum foil on the beach with items stolen from the park's concession stand. Additionally, the corners of the car's license plates bearing registration stickers were cut and found near the face-plate.

· Fifty-one alprazolam pills were stolen from a classroom of South Milwaukee Middle School, 1001 15th Ave., between 6 and 8 p.m. Aug. 28 during a school open house.

DRUG POSSESSION

· A 26-year-old South Milwaukee man was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia at a residence in the 500 block of Southtowne Place at 1:15 a.m. Aug. 24 after a resident reported to police that he was destroying property and that the man had drug paraphernalia hidden there. The man was spraying barbecue sauce on a wall and stuffed animals, but had cleaned up before police arrived. He admitted that the two marijuana pipes were his, was then cited and left without further incident.

DRUNKEN DRIVING

· A 65-year-old South Milwaukee man was arrested for drunken driving, first offense, in the 1700 block of Milwaukee Avenue at 2 a.m. Aug. 25 after he ran a red light. The man refused to take a breath test, and his BAC results from his blood sample are still pending.

VANDALISM

· A car was severely scratched on its rear driver-side door and quarter panel while it was parked in the 500 block of Parkway Drive between 8 p.m. Aug. 22 and 8 a.m. Aug. 24. 1:30 p.m. The damage will cost about $1,000 to repair.

OTHER

· A 33-year-old South Milwaukee man was arrested for disorderly conduct in the 100 block of Brookdale Avenue at 5:30 a.m. Aug. 24 after he came out of his house and began yelling at imaginary people about taking away his son. Police were already on the scene investigating another incident when the man began shouting. The man continued shouting as he cut across yards, until he was detained. The man's son was not missing, but with his mother in Franklin.

· An 86-year-old woman was bitten by a dog in the 3300 block of Fifth Avenue at 5 p.m. Aug. 29. The woman was watering flowers in her yard and cast a glance toward the dog standing on a neighboring property. When she looked down, the dog, tied on a long leash, charged her and bit her on the hand, and scratched at her leg and abdomen before another neighbor pulled the dog back. Police were notified by staff at St. Luke's South Shore Hospital, where the woman was admitted to the ER and receiving stitches on her hand. The dog's owner, a 60-year-old South Milwaukee man was cited for the behavior of the dog, which he described as a boxer mix. The dog was turned over to the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Center and euthanized at the request of its owner.

· South Milwaukee Police responded to eight domestic incidents between Aug. 24 and Aug. 29.

FIRE CALL

· An object caught fire in the hallway of an apartment building in the 3300 block of Marina Road filling that hallway with smoke at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 24. The fire was quickly put out, and no damage was reported to the building once it was aired out.

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