Police Report: March 4

March 4, 2014


1Angled steel and treated steel rods were stolen out of a locked and gated yard area at Interstate Erecting, 3925 E. American Ave., between 5 p.m. Feb. 24 and 7 a.m. Feb. 25. Loss is estimated at $500. The bolt was cut off the gate to gain access to the yard. Damage is estimated at $30.

2An employee called police at noon Feb. 28 to report a man and woman stole $1,360 worth of speakers at Target, 8989 S. Howell Ave., Feb. 25. The two are believed to be a mother/son team, and they are suspects in 14 other thefts from Target stores in the area. They have been identified and a warrant was issued for their arrest.

3Numerous pieces of jewelry were taken from a home in the 10300 block of South Hummingbird Lane between 6 p.m. Feb. 26 and 4 p.m. March 2. The stolen pieces included a diamond and yellow gold wedding band valued at $4,000, a white gold diamond and pearl ring valued at $1,800 and an 18-inch long gold necklace valued at $2,000. The resident told police her daughter had a party with about 40 attendees in the home while she was out of town. Police are following up.

4A green Plymouth Grand Voyager was stolen from a parking lot in the 1700 block of West Timber Ridge Lane between 11:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and 1 p.m. Feb. 27. Loss is estimated at $3,000. The vehicle was locked and was taken without the keys.

5A male and a female stole a $108 roll of copper wire at Menards, 6800 S. 27th St., and the fled in a tan Saturn about 2:25 p.m. Feb. 27. The two were positively identified and police were following up at the time of the report.

6More than $1,000 worth of tools and three power drills were stolen from a locked work van at LaQuinta, 7141 S. 13th St., between 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 and 8 a.m. Feb. 28. The rear door and driver-side door locks were punched out to gain access to the van.

7A $75 Autoban subwoofer, a $1,000 Nitro amplifier and an in-dash stereo valued at $200 were stolen out of a Chevy Suburban parked at South Shore Cinema, 7261 S. 13th St., between 9 p.m. Feb. 27 and midnight Feb. 28. The thieves gained entry to the vehicle through the unlocked back hatch door.

· A caller reported a relative who lives in Oak Creek was defrauded by a telephone scammer at 9:40 a.m. Feb. 28. The caller stated someone called her relative and asked her to wire $1,000 on Feb. 27 so her grandson could be released from a Mexican jail after he was arrested for possession of marijuana by Mexican authorities. The victim and her granddaughter went to EZMoney Payday Loans on Howell Avenue and wired the money through Western Union. When the victim received a second call asking for another $1,000 on Feb. 28, she realized it was a scam.

8A caller reported his 2006 black F350 Super Cab diesel pickup truck was stolen from the lot at Mainstay Suites, 1001 W. College Ave., between 9 p.m. Feb. 28 and 6:30 a.m. March 1. The vehicle, which is valued at $30,000, was locked and was taken without the keys. About 7 p.m. March 1, Oak Creek police were advised that the Milwaukee Police Department took a hit-and-run report with the victim's stolen pickup truck as the offending vehicle. Police are investigating.

9A caller reported her orange Ford F250 was stolen out of the lot at Candlewood Suites, 6440 S. 13th St., at 4:35 a.m. March 1. The caller stated that she left the vehicle unlocked and running in the lot and ran back into her room to get something, and when she returned several minutes later her vehicle was gone. The caller also stated her wallet, containing money and identification, and her iPhone were inside the vehicle. The truck, which has lights on the top above the cab and an International Brotherhood of Boilermakers sticker in the rear center window, is valued at $14,000.

10A pizza delivery person for Pizza Hut reported his vehicle was stolen after he left it running to deliver a pizza at a residence in the 6800 block of South Timber Ridge Lane about 9:55 p.m. March 2. The victim stated he left his vehicle, a blue Honda Civic with a Pizza Hut sign on top, for about 20 seconds while he was delivering pizza. When he came back, the vehicle was gone. The vehicle was found, unoccupied, on 31st and Lapham streets by Milwaukee police about 10:30 p.m. It was returned to the victim.

11A tool bag, valued at $100, and a $200 drill were stolen from a locked vehicle in the 1700 block of West Timber Ridge Lane, about 9:40 p.m. March 3. A dark-colored Ford pickup truck with roof lights can be seen driving up next to the vehicle on surveillance video. Police are following up.


12A man was arrested for theft/illegal possession of a Schedule II narcotic after he took 25 30mg oxycodone pills from a tenant in lieu of cash he loaned her for past doctor visits at Sunrise Shores, 8481 S. Fifth Ave., at 10:55 p.m. Feb. 26.

13A woman was arrested for possession of marijuana and cited for not having insurance, driving with a suspended license and driving a vehicle with suspended registration during a traffic stop in the 2500 block of West Ryan Road at 10:55 a.m. Feb. 28.

14Police responding to a report that a man was making methamphetimine in a room at Comfort Suites, 6362 S. 13th St., arrested one man for maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of methamphetamines with intent to deliver after finding about three grams inside the room about 2:15 p.m. March 2. Police arrested a second male inside the room for possession of cocaine after they found him under the influence inside the room when they arrived.

15A boy was arrested for possession of marijuana and underage possession of alcohol at Oak Creek High School, 340 E. Puetz Road, at 9:30 a.m. March 3.


16A woman was arrested for drunken driving and cited for obstructing an officer after she veered out of her lane and struck another vehicle in the roundabout in the 2200 block of East College Avenue, then gave police false information about her identity about 6:35 p.m. Feb. 28. Her blood-alcohol content was 0.14.

17A woman was arrested for drunken driving and cited for failure to keep a vehicle under control after she drove off the road and into a snow-filled ditch in the 2100 block of East Oakwood Road about 2:45 a.m. March 1. Her BAC was 0.18.

18A man who was cited for being in a park after hours after an officer saw him urinating behind his parked, running vehicle at Greenlawn Park about 3:15 a.m., was later arrested for drunken driving after police pulled him over in the 800 block of East Rawson Avenue at 3:40 a.m. March 1. His BAC was 0.11.

19A man was arrested for drunken driving, third offense, after a 911 caller reported he was following an intoxicated driver in the 8600 block of South Chicago Road about 12:30 a.m. March 2. The man admitted to drinking six beers prior to driving and registered a 0.15 on the intoximeter test.

20A man was arrested for drunken driving in the 2100 block of West College Avenue after he was pulled over for driving without headlights on about 3:20 a.m. March 4. He was taken to the hospital for a blood draw, the results of which were unavailable.


21One person was taken to St. Luke's Hospital after a UPS double-bottom semi truck struck a van that went through a red light at Sixth Street and Rawson Avenue about 8:30 a.m. Feb. 25. The driver of the van was cited for running a red light.


22The front driver-side window of a work van was smashed while it was parked in the 2200 block of East Birch Drive between 8 p.m. Feb. 26 and 4:20 a.m. Feb. 27. It was unknown at the time of the report if anything was stolen from inside the van. Damage is estimated at $250.


23Officers responding to a report that people were refusing to leave a room that smelled strongly of marijuana took a woman into custody on a commitment for underage drinking through the West Allis Police Department at Comfort Suites, 6362 S. 13th St., about 1 p.m. Feb. 25. Police searched the room for signs of marijuana use but did not locate any drugs or paraphernalia. A 3-month-old child and a 2-year-old belonging to the woman were in the room, but the woman told police they were not inside the room when marijuana was being used.

24A sick or injured coyote was seen behind a garage in the 3200 block of East Puetz Road about 5:35 p.m. Feb. 25. It hissed at a woman and her dog. The responding officer, who reported the incident to the state Department of Natural Resources, noted that the coyote was very thin and looked like it had open wounds on its legs, but it left the immediate area.

25An intoxicated male was cited for disorderly conduct after he caused a disturbance, threatened to beat people up at South Shore Cinema, 7261 S. 13th St., and refused to listen to employees who asked him to leave the theater about 8:15 p.m. Feb. 25. He and another male left in a silver vehicle and were pulled over by police at the exit to South 13th Street, where he was taken into custody.

26A boy was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstructing police at Oak Creek High School, 340 E. Puetz Road, at 11:20 a.m. Feb. 26. He was arrested after he cursed at a staff member, refused to go to the school office and ran around the school during the entire last period. He put a student in a choke hold and threatened to smash another student in the face and hit him with a chair, then got onto a school bus, opened the emergency exit and ran away from the assistant principal Feb. 25.

27An anonymous caller reported seeing someone wearing camouflage clothing and holding a severed deer head in the 800 block of West Oakwood Road at 3:20 p.m. Feb. 26. Police checked the area but did not see anyone matching that description.

28A caller reported seeing a sick or injured coyote in the 3300 block of East Carrollton Drive about 5:50 p.m. Feb. 26. The officer spoke with the caller and provided him with a number for the wildlife facility, and also advised the caller to keep an eye on his small dogs if the coyote is in the area.

29A caller reported an injured or sick coyote wandering the neighborhood in the 8800 block of South Carol Court about 9:35 a.m. Feb. 28. The caller stated the coyote was thin and was not moving very fast. The responding officers reported the coyote ran away from them and they were unable to contain it. The officer also spoke with wildlife facility representatives, who stated they will not come out unless the animal is contained.

30Two people, a male and a female, attempted to pass two counterfeit $20 bills and a counterfeit $10 to purchase items at 7 Eleven, 1225 W. Rawson Ave., about 7:40 p.m. Feb. 28. An employee refused to accept the bills and the suspects left their items on the counter, took the bills and fled in an older, white Oldsmobile. Police identified one of the people through his license plate registration and were seeking him for questioning at the time of the report.

31A man was cited for hunting in a prohibited area after a police officer saw him walking on a frozen river in the 11000 block of South 13th Street with a Smith & Wesson M&P15 rifle slung over his shoulder about 6:05 p.m. March 2. The officer also found other hunting gear inside his vehicle, along with a remote-controlled coyote calling system with a speaker.

32An employee called police after a man who was having his car worked on at Love's Travel Center, 9650 S. 20th St., took off without paying his bill and almost ran over an employee about 10:55 a.m. March 3. The employee stated the driver asked for a trailer jump, then became argumentative, stating something else was wrong with the lines and started swearing at the employee and told him to get away from his vehicle. The employee stated he was trying to get away when the driver started to take off, missing the employee by only a few inches. The manager stated the driver owed $28 for services rendered, but was more concerned with the fact that his employee was almost run over. The plate provided was not on file, but the company name on the trailer was Daman Express. Police are investigating.

· Oak Creek police responded to three domestic violence calls and assisted with 19 rescue calls between Feb. 25 and March 4.

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