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Burglary

  • A $300 Craftsman snow blower was stolen out of a garage in the 900 block of East Michigan Avenue prior to 3 p.m. Dec. 24. The suspect broke in through the service door.
  • Police responding to a report that a man wearing a black hooded jacket was looking into the windows of a home in the 140 block of East Forest Hill Avenue discovered the home had been broken into and burglarized between 11:45 a.m. and 5:40 p.m. Dec. 24. A safe containing about $1,500, checkbooks and personal documents was stolen out of the home. Police found one of the basement windows was broken and the back door was ajar.
  • About $200 and some costume jewelry were stolen from a locked residence in the 2400 block of West Grays Lane between 10:15 a.m. Dec. 23 and 2 p.m. Dec. 26. The front door was forced open.

Theft

  • A $100 designer wallet containing credit and debit cards, personal identification, a gift card and a checkbook was stolen out of a shopping cart at Woodman’s, 8131 S. Howell Ave., at about 7:05 p.m. Dec. 21. Several days later the victim discovered her debit card was used for $206 worth of merchandise online at Foot Locker.
  • Three packages containing about $150 worth of merchandise were stolen off a front porch in the 10300 block of South Hummingbird Lane between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 22.
  • A woman was cited for shoplifting after she was seen by taking the spider wraps off $480 worth of electronic items and concealing the items in her purse at Kohl’s, 9035 S. Howell Ave., at about 4:45 p.m. Dec. 23. She was also taken into custody for having a warrant for possession of marijuana with the South Milwaukee Police Department.
  • A delivered package from Swiss Colony containing $187 worth of food items was stolen from outside a residence in the 500 block of East Centennial Drive between 5:30 and 6 p.m. Dec. 23.
  • A delivered package containing $70 worth of bedsheets was stolen off a porch in the 8800 block of South Wood Creek Drive between 1:05 p.m. Dec. 23 and 10 p.m. Dec. 24.
  • A man was cited for shoplifting a cart filled with $294 worth of groceries at Pick ’n Save, 2320 W. Ryan Road, on Dec. 26.
  • A man shoplifted $648 worth of power tools at Blain's Farm & Fleet, 501 W. Rawson Ave., at about 8 p.m. Dec. 27.
  • A $40 tool bag containing about $400 worth of electrician’s tools was stolen out of a truck parked at Menards, 6800 S. 27th St., at about 9:50 a.m. Dec. 29.
  • A 2016 Nissan Versa was stolen in the 3600 block East Barbara Court prior to 6:05 a.m. Dec. 30. The caller told police a woman – described as black, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds – that he picked up in the area of 15th and Lincoln, took his keys and stole his car while he was taking a shower. The man told police the woman was a “mutual friend,” but could not give officers any other personal information about her.
  • Two men shoplifted about $1,000 worth of tools at Fastenal Company, 430 W. Rawson Ave., at 4:45 p.m. Dec. 30. The suspects, described as a 6-foot, 5-inch-tall black male weighing about 200 pounds and a 5-foot, 9-inch-tall black male weighing about 175 pounds, left the lot in a silver Chevy minivan with Illinois plates.

Assault

  • Police responded to a report of a large fight in progress inside Denny’s Restaurant, 9650 S. 20th St., at about 3:15 a.m. Dec. 24. The caller reported a large group of males were fighting and throwing chairs and silverware at each other. When police arrived all involved were leaving the parking lot in three separate vehicles. After interviewing witnesses police identified the two men who started the fight, and they were taken into custody. They are facing charges of disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and substantial battery. Three males were injured in the melee, but all refused medical attention.
  • A woman was taken into custody for grabbing another woman’s purse out of her shopping cart in a checkout line at Pick ’n Save, 6462 S. 27th St., and running out of the store and into a waiting cab at 4:40 p.m. Dec. 26. A security employee was able to stop the cab from leaving the lot and the woman was taken into custody. During the investigation police discovered the woman did not have any money to pay her $20 fare, so she went inside the store and stole the purse. She was cited for theft and fraud on a taxi driver. She was also taken into custody for having a warrant for possession of narcotics and was taken to jail.
  • A male and a female shoplifted two Bosch hammer drivers, valued at $968, at Menards, 6800 S. 27th St., at 2 p.m. Dec. 26.
  • A man and a woman were taken into custody after they assaulted two pedestrians during a road-rage incident in the parking lot at Pick ’n Save, 6462 S. 27th St., at about 4 p.m. Dec. 27. The victims, a man and a woman, told police they were walking across South 27th Street when the suspect’s vehicle sped up near them and she threw her hands up at the vehicle. The vehicle then followed them into the lot and the two occupants, a man and a woman, assaulted the two pedestrians. The suspects, who sped off before police arrived, were pulled over on Interstate 94 near College Avenue and were taken into custody. They were cited for battery and obstructing, and the female suspect was cited for driving without a license and no insurance.
  • A man was taken into custody for domestic violence for slapping his wife in the face several times and throwing her cellphone across the room during an argument in the 8800 block of South Wood Creek Drive at 10:15 p.m. Dec. 27. The man allegedly told police he accidentally backhanded his wife during the argument. She suffered a bloody nose and lip but refused medical attention.
  • A woman was taken into custody for domestic violence/disorderly conduct for allegedly punching her husband in the face during an argument in front of their three children in the 6400 block of South 20th Street at about 5 p.m. Dec. 28.

Drug possession

  • Police responding to a report that a man was passed out from either drugs or alcohol use in the 8400 block of South Chicago Road took the man into custody and cited him for possession of drug paraphernalia after he allegedly admitted shooting up heroin. Police found a used syringe, cotton swabs and a burnt tin in his pocket.
  • A man is facing possible state charges of possession of marijuana after police found 29.5 grams of THC, $4,900 in cash, numerous ID cards, gift cards and prepaid credit cards inside his vehicle at TJ Maxx, 8571 S. Howell Ave., at about 5:15 p.m. Dec. 31. He was also cited for resisting for fighting with police and was taken into custody for having three warrants. Police had been responding to a report that his Lexus was illegally parked in a handicap spot at the store.

OWI

  • A woman was taken into custody and cited for OWI after she drove her vehicle into a ditch in the 10500 block of South 13th Street at about 6:10 a.m. Dec. 25. She was also cited for failure to keep a vehicle under control, driving without a valid license and no insurance. A breath test indicated a preliminary blood alcohol content of 0.14.
  • A man was taken into custody for second-offense OWI after his vehicle made an unsafe lane deviation and was pulled over for driving without headlights on in the 1200 block of West Ryan Road at about 2:20 a.m. Dec. 28. A breath test indicated a preliminary BAC of 0.19. He was also cited for disorderly conduct for threatening a police officer while at the hospital for a blood draw.
  • A man was taken into custody for second-offense OWI and driving with a revoked license after he was cited for speeding on South Roxbury Way and West Puetz Road at about 8:30 p.m. Dec. 28. A breath test indicated a preliminary BAC of 0.17.
  • A man was taken into custody for second-offense OWI after his vehicle was pulled over for expired registration in the 6800 block of South 27th Street at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 30. The man allegedly admitted drinking one 16-ounce malt liquor, and a breath test indicated a preliminary BAC of 0.15.
  • A 45-year-old Oak Creek woman was taken into custody for third-offense OWI after her vehicle rear-ended another vehicle in the 300 block of West Ryan Road at about 7:35 p.m. Dec. 31. She was taken to the hospital for a blood draw and transported to jail.
  • A 32-year-old Milwaukee man is facing a possible state charge of OWI after his minivan, with three children under the age of 16 as passengers, left the roadway and struck a light pole and a tree in the 200 block of East Drexel Avenue at 5:45 a.m. Jan. 1. He was also cited for driving with a suspended license. A breath test indicated a preliminary BAC of 0.12. No injuries were reported.
  • A man was taken into custody for OWI after he drove his vehicle into a ditch in the 160 block of West Summerhill Place at about 8 p.m. Jan. 2. A breath test indicated a preliminary BAC of 0.22. He was also cited for OWI, failure to maintain control of a vehicle and released.

Accidents

  • A 20-year-old Racine man was taken to Froedtert Hospital after he lost control of his vehicle, slid off the roadway and struck a large pine tree while trying to pass another vehicle in the 10000 block of South Chicago Road at about 7:55 a.m. Jan. 2.

Vandalism

  • The entire driver’s side of a 2016 Honda Accord was scratched at Milwaukee Area Technical College, 6665 S. Howell Ave., between 1 and 2 p.m. Dec. 22. Damage is estimated at $500.
  • The driver’s side rear door was scratched on a vehicle at Charcoal Grill, 111 W. Ryan Road, between 4:45 and 6 p.m. Dec. 31.

Other

  • A man is facing a possible weapons charge for allegedly pointing a gun at a neighbor during an argument over snoring at Riverwood Arms Apartments, 535 W. Riverwood Drive, at 7:35 p.m. Dec. 23. The suspect allegedly pulled the gun after his neighbor confronted him about his loud snoring, and the two began to argue.
  • A resident in the 9700 block of South Shepard Hills Circle reported being defrauded by a telephone scammer at 11:25 a.m. Dec. 24. The resident stated they got a phone call on Dec. 23 from someone claiming to be a Milwaukee police officer, who stated their son had been arrested and needed money for bail. The caller told them to purchase $6,000 worth of gift cards and provide them with the numbers, which they did. When they realized the call was a scam, they called police.
  • A woman was taken into custody for disorderly conduct for pounding her fist on the registration counter and knocking over a Christmas tree in the lobby at Value Inn, 9420 S. 20th St., at about 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24. The woman was apparently angry after being told she was not allowed to stay at the hotel.
  • Police went to Woodman’s, 8131 S. Howell Ave., for a report that a man was bothering other customers while walking around the liquor department, opening bottles of alcohol and drinking out of them at about 7:05 p.m. Dec. 30. The man ran out of the store before police arrived. He was identified by police and store personnel and was later cited for disorderly conduct by mail.

Oak Creek police assisted the fire department with 42 rescue calls between Dec. 20 and Jan. 2.

Compiled from Oak Creek Police Department reports

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