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Police Report: Sept. 9

Sept. 9, 2013

CUDAHY

THEFT

· Three pieces of jewelry were reported stolen from a residence in the 3600 block of East Cudahy Avenue during an estate sale. Although the victim suspects the theft occurred on May 31, she waited until Sept. 5 because she had no suspects given the number of people in her home that day and was recently instructed to file a report with police. The missing jewelry consisted of a $25 metal locket, a $50 crystal heart pendant with a small ruby, and a $500 white-gold pendant with a cultured pearl.

· A $100 radio tuner was stolen from a locked car while it was parked in the 5400 block of South Nicholson Avenue between 11 p.m. Aug. 27 and 7 a.m. Aug. 28. The tuner was the only object stolen from the car, including other components that are necessary to make the radio system work. Additionally, no damage or signs of forced-entry were found on the car.

· A 26-year-old Cudahy woman was arrested for theft at her home in the 3100 block of East Underwood Avenue around 9 a.m. Aug. 28, after she stole her mother's $400 flat-screen television set from the same residence around 10 a.m. the day before. Once in custody, she admitted to stealing the television and exchanging it for four "dime" bags of heroin. Cudahy police are also investigating a case in which the woman forged her sister's name on a check.

· A 23-year-old Oak Creek man is wanted for the theft of a debit card from his grandmother at her residence in the 3400 block of East Ramsey Avenue at 11 p.m. Aug. 29. The victim told police that the man distracted her momentarily so that he could take the debit card and escape before she realized what was happening. The victim also reported that the man has stolen from her in the past. The man has another warrant out for his arrest related possession of narcotic drugs.

· A $150 lawnmower was stolen from the yard of a residence in the 3100 block of East Luzerne Avenue between 7 p.m. Aug. 29 and 8:30 a.m. Aug. 30.

· Groceries were stolen from Pick 'n Save, 5851 S. Packard Ave., at 11 a.m. Sept. 2 by a man who simply put items in his cart and walked out of the store without stopping at checkout. Two employees confronted the man at his car after they saw his unbagged groceries. When asked if he paid for the items, the man simply said "sure did" and drove away. The stolen items included a $19 bottle of vodka, a $14 12-pack of Corona beer and a $3 bag of ice.

· A $300 digital media player was stolen from a locked car while it was parked in an underground parking structure in the 3500 block of East Library Drive between 2:30 p.m. Aug. 31 and 1 p.m. Sept. 2. Damage was also found to the steering column, suggesting that the thief attempted to steal the car.

· An unlocked, $80 woman's mountain bike was reported stolen from the common hallway of an apartment building in the 3500 block of East Plankinton between 7 and 8 p.m. Sept. 4.

· A 31-year-old Cudahy man was arrested at a residence in the 2700 block of East Edgerton Avenue around 5 p.m. Sept. 6 for a felony warrant but was eventually cited for retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia based on evidence found in his backpack. Police cited the man for theft after they found 16 candy bars in his backpack and learned that he had stolen them from Speedway gas station, 369 E. Oklahoma Ave., in Milwaukee. The 16 candy bars and one that he admitted to giving to his niece were valued at about $36. Police also found a used cooker, two used syringes and two corner-cut bags, which he admitted were for heroin, as well as a plastic flask of urine, which he said he kept in case his probation agent asked him for a urine sample.

DRUNKEN DRIVING

· A 25-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for drunken driving, first offense, during a traffic stop in the 2400 block of East Layton Avenue at 11 p.m. Aug. 31 after he was seen speeding. He had a blood alcohol content of 0.14. He was also cited for speeding and driving after suspension. The man became loud, profane and insulting with officers at the police station after he learned that his car had been towed. Right after the man was allowed to leave, he loudly hurled a final derogatory insult at an officer, prompting that officer and two others to re-arrest the man for disorderly conduct in the parking lot of the station. He continued to be loud in the station, pounding and kicking the cell door, until he passed out in his cell. The man was allowed to leave at 8 a.m. the next morning.

· A 37-year-old St. Francis woman was arrested for drunken driving, first offense, during a traffic stop in the 4700 block of South Packard Avenue at 2 a.m. Sept. 4 after she was spotted speeding. She had a BAC of 0.11. She was additionally cited for speeding and driving without proof of insurance.

· A 23-year-old South Milwaukee man was arrested for drunken driving, first offense, during a traffic stop in the 5700 block of South Packard Avenue at 2 a.m. Sept. 5 after he was seen speeding. The man had a BAC of 0.10. Additionally, he was issued citations for speeding and driving without proof of insurance.

VANDALISM

· Graffiti was placed on the overhead door of a residential garage in the 3600 block of East Cudahy Avenue between 10 p.m. Aug. 28 and 5 p.m. Aug. 29. The graffiti consisted of the words "Dope Boyz" and "Snoopy," with a face in one "O," written in blue spray-paint. The paint will cost about $50 to remove.

OTHER

· A 47-year-old Cudahy man was arrested for disorderly conduct at a residence in the 3800 block of East Birchwood Avenue at 5 p.m. Aug. 30 after the man disrupted a police investigation of a fight by drunkenly hurling profane insults at another man. Police were called to look into a fight that occurred at the residence. Police were escorting a man to grab his things after he was asked to leave, during which time the arrested man continuously tried to confront the man and was told to stop seven times by police. The man then yelled one last time as police escorted the other man away in front of the crowd with some children that had gathered, prompting police to finally arrest him. As the man was about to be placed in a squad car, he asked police to pause for a moment, at which point an officer noticed a large pile of feces fall from the man's short onto the grass below, saturating the man's shorts. Unsure of whether the man had defecated intentionally or because he was too drunk to control his bowels, the officer called for an ambulance and had the man transported to St. Luke's South Shore Hospital. The man threatened to harm emergency medical technicians in the ambulance, yelled loudly and profanely at the hospital, and asked about 20 times why he had been placed under arrest and taken to the hospital. Once he was medically cleared, the man was returned to his residence and issued a citation.

· Cudahy police responded to one domestic incident between Aug. 28 and Sept 8.

ST. FRANCIS

VANDALISM

· Graffiti was placed on a car parked in a lot in the 1200 block of East Norwich Avenue between 8:30 p.m. Aug. 26 and noon Aug. 27. The graffiti was on the rear-quarter panel in blue spray-paint. The paint will cost $250 to remove.

· Graffiti was found on a street sign indicating that the road curves near Waterford and Kingan avenues around 3:30 p.m. Aug. 29. The damage consisted of the words "Dope B" spray-painted in blue, which is believed to be associated with the tag "Dope Boyz" that has been appearing in nearby communities. The paint will cost $75 to remove.

OTHER

· A 43-year-old St. Francis man was cited for disorderly conduct after he loudly and profanely rebuffed police officers attempting to get him treatment for a dislocated knee, at a residence in the 3900 block of South Packard Avenue around 1 p.m. Sept. 2. The man had injured his knee during a verbal argument with his brother, but wanted to drive home anyway without having his knee examined, taunting police to arrest him if they wanted to stop him. Police did not arrest him out of fear that he would be injured further. The man was eventually allowed to drive away with his wife's help, and was delivered a citation the following day.

FIRE CALL

· Firefighters and police responded to reports of the smell of smoke in the vestibule of Pick 'n Save, 4698 S. Whitnall Ave., at 3 p.m. Aug. 25. An investigation revealed that the odor was coming from the rooftop heating and cooling unit, where a piece of insulation had fallen onto tubing. The only damage was the fallen $5 piece of insulation.

SOUTH MILWAUKEE

BURGLARY

· A $50 snow blower was stolen from a locked residential garage in the 1700 block of Michigan Avenue between Aug. 7 and Aug. 20. Entry was made into the garage by forcing the bottom garage door panel off of its track. The incident was not reported until Sept. 3.

· A home was burglarized in the 1200 block of Milwaukee Avenue between noon and 3 p.m. Sept. 3. The victims reported that an electronic tablet and reader, DVDs, video games, jewelry and Percocet tablets were among the items stolen. They also reported that they left the back door unlocked.

THEFT

· Two bikes, $100 and $35, were stolen from the yard of a residence in the 1100 block of Park Avenue between 8 p.m. Aug. 29 and 9 a.m. Aug. 30 and two other bikes were left in the yard in place of the stolen bikes. The two bikes left in the yard were taken in by South Milwaukee police as found property.

· A 30-pack of oxycodone tablets was reported missing from Willowcrest Care, 3821 S. Chicago Ave., at 5:53 p.m. Aug. 30.

· A 51-year-old South Milwaukee man was arrested for attempted retail theft as he was trying to enter a bar in the 900 block of Milwaukee Avenue at 11:53 p.m. Aug. 30, after it was reported that he tried to steal merchandise from Speedway, 2301 10th Ave., 14 minutes earlier. The man attempted to leave the store with some food and soft drinks, but was stopped outside by an employee. He offered the employee $1, but was told that would not be enough and the employee took the items back into the store. The man then threatened the employee, attempted to sell drugs to that employee, and then fled on a bike when the employee called police. The same bike was spotted minutes later in the 900 block of Milwaukee Avenue. Police looked in a nearby bar and did not see the man, but ran into him as they left the bar and arrested him.

· An $80 bike was stolen from outside of Walmart, 222 N. Chicago Ave., at 1:33 a.m. Sept. 2.

· A license plate was reported stolen from a car parked in the 1400 block of Rawson Avenue at 8:37 p.m. Sept. 4.

· A van was reported broken into and a welder stolen from inside while the car was parked in the 800 block of Lakeview Avenue at 8:07 a.m. Sept. 5.

· A license plate was reported stolen from a car parked in the 1400 block of Mackinac Avenue at 9:35 a.m. Sept. 5.

· A $1,200 bike was stolen from outside of 14th Precinct Pub, 1401 Rawson Ave., during the evening of Sept. 4 up until 9:41 a.m. Sept. 5.

· Numerous items were stolen, including a ring of work keys and a remote key fob, from two unlocked cars parked in a driveway in the 600 block of Columbia Avenue between 8 p.m Sept 4 and noon Sept. 5. The other stolen items were cigarettes and a hooded shirt.

· A 19-year-old South Milwaukee man was arrested for theft at his residence in the 1600 block of Drexel Boulevard at 5:08 p.m. Sept. 6, after he admitted to stealing his brother's $90 video game console and selling it to a GameStop in Oak Creek the previous day. Also stolen was a $22 video game. The game system was recovered at the store. The same man was also arrested at the same residence at 8:33 a.m. Sept. 3 for warrants with South Milwaukee and Muskego police departments.

· A 51-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for various charges in the 900 block of Milwaukee Avenue at 8:13 p.m. Sept. 6 after he pounded on the front and back door of a store in that block and threatened the owner. The man stole a pair of sunglasses and a calendar from the store and fled on a bike. Police located the man in an alley on the same block and arrested him for disorderly conduct, retail theft, and possession of drug paraphernalia after the stolen items, a pipe and a small amount of marijuana were found on him. This man was also arrested on the same block on Aug. 30 for a different theft.

ASSAULT

· A 60-year-old South Milwaukee man was arrested for battery after he admitted to grabbing a 16-year-old Mondovi boy by the neck and threw him on the ground, leaving red marks on the boy's neck, at a residence in the 1700 block of Milwaukee Avenue at 11:54 a.m. Aug. 30. The District Attorney chose not to process charges in this case.

· Two 22-year-old South Milwaukee men were arrested for various charges, including disorderly conduct and a warrant with the Greenfield Police Department, at Grant Park, 100 Hawthorne Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 after police received a report of him getting into a physical fight with another man there. Although both members of the fight reported that it was verbal only, a witness reported seeing the arrested man pounding on the other man's window and yelling at him, then shoving the other man once he got out of the car. The aggressor was arrested for disorderly conduct and for a warrant with the Greenfield Police Department. The other man, whom the witness reported had been passed out in his vehicle for 20 minutes before the incident, was found with drug paraphernalia and admitted that he was smoking ground Percocet pills. He was then arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

DRUG POSSESSION

· Three males were arrested for various drug possession crimes in the 500 block of Brookdale Court at 10:04 p.m. Sept 1 after police received reports that they were fighting with a group in another car on the street. The car owner, a 17-year-old Milwaukee boy, fled the scene but was soon caught by other responding police. He was cited for possession of marijuana and for underage possession of alcohol after drugs and vodka were found in his car. An 18-year-old South Milwaukee man was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia after he was found with a pipe. Finally, a 20-year-old Milwaukee man was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia after he was found with a pipe and one gram of marijuana. The occupants of the other car were allowed to leave.

DRUNKEN DRIVING

· A 45-year-old Oak Creek woman was arrested for drunken driving, second offense, in a parking lot in the northwest corner of Rawson and Pennsylvania avenues at 5:53 p.m. Aug. 31 after she hit a mailbox in the 2200 block of Nicholson Avenue at 5:53 p.m. Aug. 31 and kept driving. Oak Creek officers arrived first and were directed to the woman by witnesses who said that she had also nearly taken out a pack of motorcycles, but had stopped at red light, fallen asleep in her car and sat through two light cycles. Police had to get a warrant for a blood draw, and the woman's BAC is still pending.

· A 33-year-old South Milwaukee woman was arrested for drunken driving, first offense, during a traffic stop by Oak Creek police in 3800 block of Tyler Court at 3:07 a.m. Sept 5 after she hit a parked car in the 2400 block of Fifth Avenue at 2:39 a.m. and fled without stopping. When South Milwaukee police arrived where the woman had been stopped, they found that the damage on her car was consistent with the damage to the other car, especially because the other car's gas cover was found embedded in her right, front-quarter panel. A sample of the woman's blood was taken, and her BAC is still pending.

· A 27-year-old South Milwaukee woman was arrested for drunken driving, second offense, near Nicholson and Michigan avenues at 8:46 p.m. Sept. 6 after Cudahy dispatchers forwarded reports to South Milwaukee police that the woman was driving partially in the lane of oncoming traffic. The woman was uncooperative with police and had to be dragged in and out the squad car to be taken to St. Luke's South Shore Hospital for a blood draw, where she also refused to walk and had to be carried in and out. She also had to be hand-cuffed multiple times, because she was able to remove the cuffs herself. The woman's BAC is still pending. The woman was cited for drunken driving and obstructing an officer.

OTHER

· An 18-year-old South Milwaukee boy was arrested for disorderly conduct in the 700 block of Oak Creek Parkway after police received a report that he was drunkenly threatening people in the 1000 block of Sycamore Avenue around 12:30 a.m. Aug. 31. He was found hiding in the bushes along the parkway. The boy had a BAC of 0.21. He was also cited for underage consumption of alcohol fleeing officers.

· A 33-year-old South Milwaukee man was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer at a residence in the 1600 block of Missouri Avenue at 12:27 a.m. Sept. 1 after police arrived to investigate a fight he was involved in. The resident was attempting to remove the man from the premises, and as police arrived the arrested man yelled profanely toward another person, took off his shirt and drunkenly attempted to start a fight. Police subdued him only to stop the fight, and did not intend to arrest him, until he refused to provide his name and began yelling profanely again.

· Two South Milwaukee men, 24 and 26-year-old brothers, were arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting an officer after they were involved in a fight at a residence in the 1200 block of Marquette Avenue at 12:55 a.m. Sept. 2. The two men were uncooperative at various times throughout the arrest. The 24-year-old man also flooded his cell at the South Milwaukee police station.

· A 19-year-old South Milwaukee man was arrested as he was walking in the 2300 block of 10th Avenue at 6:34 p.m. Sept 4 on a warrant with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department, after an officer recognized him. During the arrest he disobeyed a command to put his hands behind his back and tried to pull away from officers and was then cited for resisting an officer. A 15-year-old South Milwaukee girl walking with him at the time was told to stay away from him during the arrest, but opened the door of a squad car in order to get to him. She was then also arrested for obstructing an officer, cited and turned over to a guardian.

· South Milwaukee police responded to 13 domestic incidents between Aug. 30 and Sept. 8.

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