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Police Report: Oct. 18

Oct. 19, 2011

BURGLARY

1Money, a laptop computer and a calculator were taken from a home in the 2500 block of North 70th Street between 6:15 p.m. Oct. 8 and 12:50 p.m. Oct. 9. Loss is estimated at $710.

2An 18-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for burglary for taking a washing machine valued at $200 from an apartment building basement in the 7300 block of West Center Street at 3:08 p.m. Oct. 11. A family member who lived in the building looked out the window and saw him strapping his trunk closed. When police tracked him down, he said he had already sold the machine for scrap metal.

3A home in the 2200 block of North 67th Street was broken into between 5:30 and 9:45 p.m. Oct. 11. A door had been kicked in and a light bulb unscrewed near the entry. A laundry basket filled with DVDs, video games and other electronics items was sitting outside the door, but nothing was taken.

4Two-way radios valued at $40 were taken from the Enclave apartments construction site, 6050 Martin Drive, between 5 p.m. Oct. 12 and 7 a.m. Oct. 13. The fence was damaged. Rolls of duct pipe and tools were stacked up but not taken.

5More than $100 was taken from Catholic Social Service Center, 2021 N. 60th St., before 7 a.m. Oct. 13.

6Two laptop computers, a projector and a suitcase were taken from a home in the 4100 block of North 92nd Street between 10:20 a.m. and 12:40 p.m. Oct. 13. Loss is estimated at $2,700.

7About $100 was taken from Famous Cigar, 7030 W. North Ave., between 12:30 and 7:40 a.m. Oct. 15. The back door had been kicked open. The owner's two other cigar shops - one in Brookfield and one on Brady Street in Milwaukee - were burglarized in August.

8A window was damaged in an attempted burglary at a home in the 3300 block of North Knoll Terrace between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15.

9A bicycle valued at $500 was taken from an open garage in the 8100 block of West North Avenue between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16.

10An attempt was made to pry open a door at Rose's Flower Shop, 800 N. 68th St., before 8 a.m. Oct. 17.

THEFT

11Sunglasses, a jacket, a checkbook and a cell phone, a value of $850, were taken from a vehicle in the 2000 block of North 117th Street between 5 p.m. Sept. 9 and 9 a.m. Sept. 11. The owner reported the theft Oct. 11, after Brookfield police arrested a man who was in possession of the Tosa resident's checkbook.

12Cash and an MP3 player, a value of $130, were taken from an unlocked gym locker at Wauwatosa East High School, 7500 Milwaukee Ave., between 8 a.m. Oct. 3 and 3 p.m. Oct. 5.

Three fraudulent purchases totaling $101 were made online using a Wauwatosa resident's financial accounts between 6 a.m. Oct. 8 and 5 p.m. Oct. 11.

13A 19-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for retail theft for taking a necklace valued at $60 from Macy's at Mayfair, 2500 N. Mayfair Road, at 4:02 p.m. Oct. 12. She was an employee who said she had taken items totaling $521 since starting to work at the store Sept. 20. She said she's been shoplifting since she was a child and this is the first time she has gotten caught.

14An iPad valued at $300 was taken from a student's locker at Wauwatosa East High School between 8:56 and 9:47 a.m. Oct. 13.

A Wauwatosa woman's credit card was used to fraudulently purchase a laptop for $1,141 before 7 p.m. Oct. 14. She learned of the purchase when she reviewed her credit card statement.

15A 25-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for retail theft after she filled her purse with DVDs and set off the alarm when walking out of Target, 3900 N. 124th St., at 10:24 p.m. Oct. 14. She ran from security, and shortly afterward a 27-year-old man followed. Store employees said they are familiar with the couple, who act like they don't know each other but work together on thefts. As she ran across Capitol Drive, her shoe broke and she left it in the median. She was arrested after she boarded a bus, but the man took off running again. He was arrested for resisting arrest after an officer caught up to him behind a building on 124th Street and Lisbon Avenue. Both had warrants for their arrests.

16A guitar, a laptop, two cell phones and a checkbook were taken from an unlocked vehicle in the 2100 block of North 70th Street between 1 and 6:30 a.m. Oct. 15. Loss is estimated at $3,000.

17A 16-year-old Milwaukee girl was arrested for retail theft and resisting arrest after she took items valued at $256 from Macy's at 4:55 p.m. Oct. 15. Ink from security tags splattered over her hands as she ripped the tags off. She ruined jeans valued at $200 by wiping her hands on them. She also was found in possession of clothing valued at $130 that had been taken from Aeropostale, another store in the mall. To keep officers from calling her family, she said her parents were dead and she had no guardian. She also gave a fake name.

18A bicycle valued at $150 was taken from a backyard in the 8000 block of West North Avenue between 8 p.m. Oct. 16 and 8:13 p.m. Oct. 17.

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

DRUG POSSESSION

19A 16-year-old boy was arrested for marijuana possession after the drug was found in his jacket pocket at Wauwatosa East at 2:47 p.m. Oct. 14. He had made a pen cap and a marker into marijuana pipes.

20A 33-year-old Wauwatosa man was taken to the Milwaukee VA Hospital after he overdosed on heroin in the 2500 block of North 65th Street at 8:32 a.m. Oct. 15. His father found him in the bathroom, unconscious and blue. Paramedics revived him at the house. His father said his son served in Iraq and has been suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and drug addiction since returning four years ago. The syringe in the bathroom is being tested, and a drug possession arrest is pending.

21A 22-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for marijuana possession and on a warrant after the vehicle he was riding in was pulled over for slow driving at Bluemound Road and Ravenswood Circle at 12:23 a.m. Oct. 16. He had 2.3 grams of the drug. The driver, a 19-year-old Milwaukee man, was arrested for drunken driving and on a warrant. His blood-alcohol content was 0.08. He had a trunk full of beer and liquor. Another passenger, a 20-year-old Milwaukee woman, was cited for underage drinking.

DRUNKEN DRIVING

22A 28-year-old Waukesha man was arrested for drunken driving after his vehicle was seen speeding and striking a curb at Bluemound Road and Glencoe Circle at 2:12 a.m. Oct. 16. His blood-alcohol content was 0.15.

ACCIDENTS

23A 27-year-old Wauwatosa woman was taken to Froedtert Hospital for treatment of leg and arm injuries after she was struck by an SUV while running in a crosswalk at Bluemound Road and Ravenswood Circle at 5:44 p.m. Oct. 10. She was pushed onto the vehicle's hood, struck the windshield and was thrown about 20 feet to land on a grassy area. The driver, a 47-year-old Mequon man was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian.

24A 70-year-old Milwaukee woman was taken to Froedtert Hospital for treatment of leg pain after her vehicle was struck at 66th Street and Wisconsin Avenue at 6:33 p.m. Oct. 10. The driver of the striking vehicle, a 37-year-old Milwaukee man, was cited for failing to yield at a stop sign.

25A man was bit in the lower back by a dog while running at Honey Creek Parkway and Wisconsin Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10. He saw two women walking dogs so he tried to run on the grass to avoid them. The ownerreceived a warning since the dog had never bitten anyone before.

VANDALISM

26The initials LSD, DAAT and EOTO were written in 18-inch letters on the wet concrete of a newly poured driveway in the 7600 block of Woodland Avenue between 8 p.m. Oct. 14 and 9 a.m. Oct. 15.

OTHER

27Two women paid with a counterfeit $100 bill at Starbucks, 12345 Capitol Drive, at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 12. The coffee shop got a call from Big Apple Bagels in Brookfield. Employees there said the women, carrying Starbucks coffee cups, had paid at the bagel store with a $5 bill that had been bleached and reprinted on a computer to look like a $100 bill - except the money still had Lincoln on it. The women had made an $11 purchase at Starbucks and inquired about applying for a job.

28A 30-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for disorderly conduct after an officer drove through the AMF Bowlero parking lot, 11737 W. Burleigh St., and saw him urinating outside the doors at 6 p.m. Oct. 14. He got angry and started shouting profanities when the officer gave him a ticket.

The Wauwatosa Police Department responded to two domestic violence incidents.

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