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Police Report: June 6

June 6, 2012

BURGLARY

1Two bicycles valued at $400 were taken from a garage in the 7100 block of West Bluemound Road between 5 p.m. May 31 and 10 a.m. June 2.

2The back door of a home was kicked in, in the 2200 block of North 69th Street at 12:50 a.m. June 2. The homeowner had been sleeping on the couch when he heard banging. No one entered the home but items including CDs were taken from the car in the driveway.

THEFT

3The same man was seen taking videogame controllers valued at $715 from Target, 3900 N. 124th St., on three dates between March 17 and May 23. He was recognized as the suspect in numerous thefts from Milwaukee area Target stores. On March 17, he sold stolen items to a resale shop in Greenfield.

4A 50-year-old Wauwatosa man failed to return a 2011 Mitsubishi Gallant to Enterprise Rent-a-Car, 1826 N. Mayfair Road, at 10 a.m. May 11. He was called daily May 14 through May 22 and a letter was sent to his home. On June 1, the vehicle was recovered in Milwaukee with minor damage and two people were arrested.

A counterfeit version of a Wauwatosa resident's debit card was used to make purchases totaling $1,373 in Cote d'Ivoire, Africa, May 25.

5Two pieces of construction material valued at $10,000 and weighing 250 to 300 pounds each were taken from the 2900 block of North 112th Street between 3 p.m. May 25 and 7 a.m. May 29. Additionally, 150 pieces of rebar, valued at $600, were taken.

6A 19-year-old Milwaukee man took 18 cans of baby formula, valued at $306, from Pick 'n Save, 6950 W. State St., at 9:03 a.m. May 28. He pulled a plastic bag from his pocket, filled it with nine cans and walked out of the store, grabbing another plastic bag as he left. Five minutes later he returned and filled the extra bag with nine more cans before leaving. He had been arrested two days earlier for taking seven cans and is suspected of shoplifting formula from other stores.

A Wauwatosa resident's credit card was fraudulently used for make a $253 purchase from Walmart.com at 9:14 a.m. May 29.

7Two women took $417 worth of merchandise from Macy's at Mayfair, 2500 N. Mayfair Road, at 2:50 p.m. May 29 and returned them to the Macy's at Southridge Mall in Greendale. An employee recognized the duo as the same people who had obtained $3,000 in store credits for making fraudulent returns. Macy's wouldn't cooperate with prosecution for returning stolen merchandise. Greendale police tracked the vehicle and found it had a suspended license plate. The 33-year-old driver from Milwaukee was arrested on traffic violations. The 40-year-old Milwaukee passenger was arrested on warrant after she gave several aliases. She had a history of 61 arrests and was supposed to be sentenced for a retail theft in Glendale in two days.

8A 53-year-old West Allis woman took a purse that had been left by a customer at Mobil Mart, 8806 W. North Ave., at 4:05 p.m. May 29. She was told to come to the Police Department or a warrant would be issued for her arrest.

9A 21-year-old pregnant Milwaukee woman was arrested for retail theft after she was seen taking dresses that were obviously too small for her into a fitting room at Boston Store at Mayfair, 2500 N. Mayfair Road, at 4:09 p.m. May 29. When a security guard tried to stop her, she walked away, then pushed him in the chest when he followed. As he took her purse to search it, she tried to bite the guard, then stomped on his leg, scraping off skin. A dress valued at $128, a box cutter and items stolen from mall store Gymboree were found in her purse.

Seven fraudulent purchases totaling $774 were made online using a Wauwatosa resident's credit card at noon May 30.

10A 20-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for retail theft after she took baby items valued at $127 from Macy's at 6:25 p.m. May 30. She had items taken from mall stores Forever 21 and Torrid in her purse. She said she had just graduated from college and had no job so she planned to sell the items on the street.

11A 15-year-old Milwaukee girl was arrested for receiving stolen property after she took cellphones, money and health insurance cards from Boston Store at Mayfair at 9:09 p.m. May 30. She had entered the area restricted to employees and grabbed items from workers' purses. She was found climbing into a tree. She had been banned from the mall, so she was arrested for trespassing. She was in violation of her probation.

12A 22-year-old Milwaukee woman who had threatened to pepper spray a security guard was arrested for retail theft at Target at 12:36 p.m. May 31. She had a cart full of baby formula covered with a blanket and had filled a bag with dollar items. She said if the guard didn't stop following her she would "mace him." She was putting the dollar items back on the shelf when police arrived. Her friends were arrested on warrants.

A Wauwatosa resident's credit card was used to make fraudulent purchases totaling $620 in New York prior to 2:50 p.m. May 31.

13Two men driving a stolen 1999 Mercedes ML430 led an officer on a one-mile chase at 6:56 p.m. June 1 from 60th Street and Garfield Avenue to the Washington Park area of Milwaukee until the pursuit was called off. Speeds reached 70 mph.

14A 43-year-old Glendale woman was arrested for retail theft after she took sunglasses from Ragstock at Mayfair at 8:42 p.m. June 1. Security guards had asked store managers to keep an eye out for a woman who had been exposing her breasts to shoppers. She was seen removing price tags. Officers stopped a county bus that she had boarded. She aggressively resisted arrest and was taken to Froedtert Hospital for treatment of injuries.

The Wauwatosa Police Department responded to seven thefts of items valued at less than $100 in the past week.

DRUNKEN DRIVING

15A 46-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for drunken driving after he failed to stop for a red light in the 2500 block of North 68th Street at 5 p.m. May 28. He had been drinking at a family party and had seven pills in his pocket that he said were for erectile dysfunction. Officers noticed large bumps on his arms and he said they were from weekly kidney dialysis. He was taken to a hospital for a blood draw.

16A 20-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for drunken driving and driving with a suspended license after his car was seen weaving in the 9500 block of West North Avenue at 12:44 a.m. June 3. He had vomited on himself so he was taken to a hospital for a blood draw rather than having him take a breath test.

VANDALISM

17Four out of five glass panels were found broken at the bus stop shelter in the 400 block of North Mayfair Road at 7:59 a.m. May 29. Tire tracks were found on the grass and one of the shelter pillars was bent where it had been struck by a vehicle that had driven off.

OTHER

18A counterfeit $100 bill was taken in at Jimmy's Island Grill and Iguana Bar, 2303 N. Mayfair Road, at 10:30 a.m. May 26. A woman placed a $10 food order and paid with a $100 bill that turned out to be a reprinted $5 bill. On the same day the Radisson Hotel, where the restaurant is located, took in a counterfeit $50 bill that was really a bleached $5 bill.

19A fake money order for $975 was sent to an employee at St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 734 Glenview Ave., at 8:35 a.m. May 29. The letter asked the employee to become a secret shopper. She could keep $150 and was supposed to send the rest to the Philippines.

20 Marijuana pipes, empty bags with marijuana residue and a large amount of alcohol were found in the bedroom of a 19-year-old woman living in the 2600 block of North 80th Street at 8:40 p.m. May 29. Officers went to the home looking for a 17-year-old boy who had walked away from a court-ordered drug and alcohol treatment facility in Waukesha three days earlier. He was found at the home and returned to the facility. The items were seized and the woman was reprimanded.

21A 47-year-old Wauwatosa man was arrested for disorderly conduct at the bus stop at 68th and State streets at 8:47 a.m. June 1. A woman and her boyfriend were waiting at the bus stop at 70th and State streets when the man, who was highly intoxicated, started yelling and called her a prostitute. Uncomfortable, they walked to the 68th Street bus stop where the man came up and grabbed her shoulder and called her a whore.

Wauwatosa Police Department responded to one domestic violence incident in the past week.

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