Oak Creek Police Report: July 17, 2014 issue

July 15, 2014


1A laptop computer and charger valued at $500 were stolen from home in the 8500 block of South Ventana Drive between 3 a.m. and 10 a.m. July 6.


2A $30 metric socket set, a $40 standard socket set, an umbrella and $5 in change were stolen from two unlocked vehicles in the 6400 block of South 20th Street between 5 p.m. July 7 and 8:30 a.m. July 8.

3Three lawn mower decks, valued at $400, and a set of gym-type lockers containing tools, valued at $200, were stolen from the 8600 block of South 5th Avenue between June 8 and July 8.

4A male was arrested for shoplifting more than 10 bottles of liquor at Pick 'n Save, 8770 S. Howell Ave., at about 7:25 p.m. July 8. The suspect was also booked and cited for two other retail thefts he allegedly committed at the same store on May 11 and May 21.

5A man was arrested for shoplifting after he stole 10 cases of Red Bull, valued at $180, at Woodman's, 8131 W. Howell Ave., and then fled in a vehicle at about 3:50 p.m. July 9. The suspect, who was arrested about one hour after the incident, admitted stealing the Red Bull and selling it to a gas station.

6A woman was arrested July 9 for shoplifting $288 worth of baby formula on July 4 and $252 worth of baby formula on July 3 at Pick 'n Save, 8770 S. Howell Ave. The woman had returned to the store and was seen selecting cans of baby formula. A male who accompanied the woman was also cited for retail theft. The woman was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

7A wallet (containing $600 and a credit card), a $200 iPod and a $400 Samsung cellphone were stolen from a vehicle at Abendschein Park in the 1300 block of East Drexel Avenue between 1 and 3 p.m. July 9.

8A manager at Creekside Manor, 8841 S. 13th St., reported at about 11:35 a.m. July 11 that an employee was seen stealing items out of two other employee's purses and the incidents were captured on security video. Police were seeking her for questioning at the time of the report.

9A $300 iPhone was stolen at Aqua Salon and Spa, 7435 S. Howell Ave., between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 9.

10A man and a woman were arrested for shoplifting a cart full of energy drinks and chips at Woodman's, 8131 S. Howell Ave., at about 2:30 p.m. July 11.

11A woman was arrested for shoplifting $129 worth of pool supplies, solar lights and a first aid kit at Menards, 6800 S. 27th St., at about 5 p.m. July 12.

12A man was arrested for shoplifting a red shopping basket filled with muffins at Woodman's, 8131 S. Howell, at about 8:15 p.m. July 12.

13A wallet was stolen from the glove box of a vehicle at Abendschein Park, 1300 E. Drexel Ave., between 1:30 and 5:40 p.m. July 12. The victim also stated three charges, totaling $585, were made on one of the credit cards.

14A woman reported that her boyfriend punched her, threatened her with a handgun and took $80 and cigarettes before fleeing her room at the Red Roof Inn, 6360 S. 13th St., prior to 6:05 p.m. July 13. The victim told police she did not know her boyfriend's real name.

15A 52-inch Vizio LCD TV, valued at $1,000, was taken from a home in the 2500 block of West Sycamore Avenue between 9 a.m. July 12 and 7:15 p.m. July 13. The residents' son left behind a note stating he took the TV to sell it so he could buy drugs.

16A resident in the 2000 block of West Meyer Lane reported one of the guests at the housewarming party she hosted stole $80 out of her purse, $120 out of her sister's purse, and some prescription medication between 1 and 5 p.m. July 13.

17An iPhone AV cord and phone charger and a car key were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 700 block of West Puetz Road between 8:30 p.m. July 8 and 4:30 p.m. July 9.

18An iPod was stolen at Salvation Army, 8853 S. Howell Ave., at 6:35 p.m. July 14. The caller stated her daughter lost her iPod at the store about one month ago, and it was located and placed into a locked drawer by an employee. When her daughter went to retrieve it, it had apparently been stolen out of the drawer.

19A 1992 red GMC long bed truck, valued at $1,500, was stolen from the lot at Wyss Auto Sales, 8020 S. 27th St., sometime between 5 p.m. July 13 and 6:30 p.m. July 14.

Drunken driving

20A man was arrested for drunken driving and cited for operating after suspension and drinking open intoxicants in a vehicle after he was pulled over for speeding in the 6700 block of South 13th Street at 2:35 a.m. July 11. He was also arrested for possession of cocaine. He refused chemical breath testing and was transported to jail.

21A man was arrested for third-offense drunken driving after he was pulled over for traveling 55 mph in a 45-mph zone in the 1000 block of East Puetz Road at about 2:40 a.m. July 12. A breath test indicated a preliminary blood alcohol content of 0.14.

22A man was arrested for third-offense drunken driving after he was pulled over for swerving out of his lane in the 1800 block of West College Avenue at about 1:10 a.m. July 13. A breath test indicated a preliminary BAC of 0.15.


23A street light in the 6600 block of South Crane Drive was shot out with a BB gun prior to 2:50 p.m. July 10. Damage to the lens and bulb is estimated at $60.


24A driver flagged down a police officer in the 10100 block of South Howell Avenue at about 8:55 a.m. July 8. When the officer asked the motorist what she needed, she stated she flagged him down because she knew she was speeding and not wearing a seatbelt. She told the officer she would not speed anymore and fastened her seatbelt. No citations were issued.

25A caller reported some baby chickens were running around in the front yard at Lake Shore Medical Clinic, 331 E. Puetz Road, at about 3:30 p.m. July 8. The responding officer found four young chickens, which appeared to have been left in a box nearby, took them to the kennel at the police station and then turned them over to the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Center.

26An anonymous caller reported chickens were in the middle of the roadway in the 900 block of East Rawson Avenue at about 7:25 p.m. July 11. The responding officer found several chickens close the roadway and discovered they belonged to a resident in the area. The resident put all the chickens back into their pen and was advised about municipal laws.

27A male was cited for unnecessary acceleration/display of power after an officer saw him do a 20- to 25-yard burnout while leaving the lower lot at Bender Park, 4503 E. Ryan Road, at about 5:45 p.m. July 12.

28A woman was cited for disorderly conduct after she threatened and harassed her neighbors in the 8900 block of South Wood Creek Drive prior to 7:45 p.m. July 12. The woman was apparently angered about a work order issued by a man, a neighbor who works at the apartment building. The woman continued to scream at officers when they arrived, refused to go back into her residence with her children and had to be placed in restraints and physically taken back into her apartment.

29A man was arrested for passing a fraudulent prescription after he tried to use a photocopy of an old prescription to obtain Adderall at Pick 'n Save, 6462 S. 27th St., at about 5:20 p.m. July 14.

30A woman reported her debit card was compromised and used to make multiple fraudulent charges at PDQ, 6300 S. 27th St., prior to 5:45 p.m. July 14. The fraudulent charges/transactions on the victim's card totaled about $1,200.

31A man was arrested at 6:45 p.m. July 14 for two counts of forgery after he forged two customer's signatures on loan paperwork and submitted the loan for approval without their consent at Wyss Auto Sales, 8020 S. 27th St.

32A woman reported that her upstairs neighbor stole her wind chimes at Booth Manor, 180 W. Centennial Drive, at about 7:45 p.m. July 14. An officer spoke to the female suspect who stated she took the wind chime down because it was causing her dog to bark, and that she was going to turn the wind chime in to management the next day. The officer warned the suspect about taking another person's property.

33An iPhone valued at $700 was stolen at Oak Leaf Park, 401 W. Centennial Drive, between 5:20 and 8 p.m. July 14.

· Oak Creek police responded to one domestic violence call and assisted the fire department with 27 rescue calls between July 8 and July 15.

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