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Deodorant thieves elude capture, Tosa police say

Nov. 17, 2012 4:22 p.m. | Even the dark underbelly of crime is worried about the smell of their underarms.

According to a Wauwatosa police report:

Four people - two men and two women in their mid-20s - are suspected of taking 44 sticks of deodorant, a value of $290, from CVS Pharmacy, 7520 W. Bluemound Road, and Walgreens, 2275 N. Mayfair Road.

The four worked as a team to snatch the merchandise. At Walgreens, two people blocked employees' vision while two grabbed the deodorant sticks.

Walgreens employees, suspecting the theft, called the police. The four were able to escape in a car with a temporary license plate before heading straight to CVS.

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Thieves break into cars in church parking lot, police say

Nov. 17, 2012 3:54 p.m. | About $780 in goods were stolen from two cars parked at Calvary Memorial United Church, 4515 N. Mayfair Road.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

Windows on both cars were smashed out, resulting in $200 damage to each car, between 6 and 7 p.m. Nov. 6.

A backpack containing paperwork for a thesis paper and school books was taken from one car. A briefcase, a pair of shoes and a business card case were among the items taken from the second car.

East boys cruise to opening win over Racine Park

Nov. 16, 2012 10:07 p.m. |  Wauwatosa East blew away Racine Park with a 26-2 run and ran off with a 61-37 opening night victory Friday night at home.

Leading 16-14, the Red Raiders closed out the first half with a 13-0 run. They opened the second half with a 7-0 run for a 20-0 streak. Nate Moore (7 points) and Derek Hurt (4 points, 2 assists) sparked the first-half run.

Moore finished with 17 points, while Ben Mihelich, right off the volleyball court, scored 13.

East's defense and passing stood out all night.

Man suspected of impersonating photojournalist is arrested, charged

Nov. 16, 2012 8:54 p.m. | For more than 40 years, Gary Medrow has wielded a telephone the way a check forger wields a pen.

Except instead of faking signatures for financial gain, Medrow has used the phone as a disguise to impersonate people in officialdom - from police officers to accident investigators - to indulge his favorite fetish: persuading complete strangers to carry each other around.

The latest persona adopted by the 68-year-old serial impostor, according to a criminal complaint, is that of a Journal Sentinel photojournalist, calling two female high school athletes to set up photo shoots in which they would hold each other upon their shoulders.

Medrow, of Greenfield, was arrested Friday and charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court with two counts each of telephone harassment and disorderly conduct in connection with the incident involving two Cedarburg High School girls.

Authorities in Franklin, Verona, Hartland and Mequon are investigating similar incidents, which involve female athletes who have had their pictures in the newspaper, Cedarburg police Officer Joe Biliskov said.

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