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Theft

1 A man shoplifted $567 worth of Jack Daniels whiskey during seven separate incidents at Pick ’n Save, 2320 W. Ryan Road, between Dec. 28 and Jan. 9. The suspect has been identified.

2 A woman shoplifted $270 worth of merchandise at Kohl’s, 9035 S. Howell Ave., at about 5:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Police attempted to stop her vehicle on Puetz and Liberty roads, but the vehicle sped off. Police chased the vehicle for about a mile before terminating the pursuit at Drexel and South 13th Street due to traffic.

3 Two birthday cards and $100 cash were stolen out of a package delivered to a residence in the 1000 block of East Meadow Terrace between 1:15 and 2 p.m. Jan. 17.

4 A man was cited for shoplifting $110 worth of steaks and lobster tails at Pick ’n Save, 6462 S. 27th St., at 7:40 p.m. Jan. 17. Police found the stolen items concealed in his clothing when he was taken into custody for shoplifting at the Franklin Walmart.

5 A man shoplifted a $395 framing nailer at Menards, 6800 S. 27th St., at 8:10 p.m. Jan. 17. The suspect, who was wanted for another shoplifting incident at Blain's Farm & Fleet, was taken into custody at his home in South Milwaukee, booked, cited and released.

6 A delivered package from Amazon containing a $25 bottle of Victoria’s Secret perfume was stolen off the front porch of a residence in the 8800 block of South Wood Creek Drive between 1:30 and 4:50 p.m. Jan. 20. The resident stated she found the empty box lying on the ground around the corner.

7 A man took an entire rack of lighters at PDQ Food Store, 6300 S. 27th St., at about 8:10 p.m. Jan. 20 and then another six boxes of lighters from the same store at 5:35 p.m. Jan. 22. In the first incident, the man grabbed the rack and was last seen running towards the trailer park. The lighters are valued at more than $1,000 combined.

8 A man and a woman shoplifted four Milwaukee power tool sets at Blain's Farm & Fleet, 501 W. Rawson Ave., and fled in a vehicle that was waiting for them outside the store at 12:50 p.m. Jan. 21.

9 Seven 12-volt batteries were stolen out of heavy machinery at a construction site in the 2000 block of East Drexel Avenue between 5 p.m. Jan. 20 and 6 a.m. Jan. 23. The batteries are valued over $1,000.

Assault

10 Police responded to an apartment building in the 8700 block of South Country Drive when a 911 caller reported a man who had just strangled him was pounding on his apartment door, trying to get inside at 11:20 a.m. Jan. 20. An officer found the suspect walking away from the apartment building and ordered him to stop, but he refused and kept walking towards a brushy area. The suspect finally stopped after the officer drew his weapon, and he was taken to the ground and placed into custody. Police found a 12-inch-long knife in the bushes where the suspect was walking, and he allegedly admitted it was his. He was taken into custody for disorderly conduct while armed and strangulation. The victim was taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.

Drug possession

11 Emergency personnel responded to the Villa Vista Motel, 8060 S. 27th St., after a man was found lying on the floor of his room and not breathing at about 8 p.m. Jan. 20. When police arrived he was awake and breathing. Several needles, cotton balls and a small metal tin with burn marks were found lying next to his bed, but no drugs were found. After he was taken to the hospital for evaluation he was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

OWI

12 A man was taken into custody for fifth-offense OWI after a 911 caller reported his vehicle was driving erratically in the 1000 block of East Ryan Road at 10:10 p.m. Jan. 20. The driver allegedly smelled of alcohol and marijuana, and had vomit on the front of his shirt. A breath test indicated a preliminary blood alcohol content of 0.21, and he was taken to the hospital for a blood draw. He was also cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after police found a glass pipe, a grinder and 1.9 grams of THC inside his vehicle.

13 A vehicle that was traveling east on West Puetz Road drove off the roadway in the 8500 block of South Fifth Avenue, crashed through the fence that borders the Milwaukee Metro Sewer District and then crashed into a tree at about 3:10 a.m. Jan. 21. The driver, a 38-year-old Oak Creek woman, was reportedly heavily intoxicated, refused all testing, and was taken into custody for third-offense OWI and driving with a revoked license. She was also cited for criminal damage to property, resisting and obstructing and reckless driving. She was taken to the hospital for a blood draw and transported to jail.

Accidents

14 A 24-year-old Oak Creek man was taken to the hospital for treatment of a possible head injury after his vehicle rear-ended another vehicle that was stopped for a red light in the 8600 block of South Howell Avenue, causing that vehicle to hit the vehicle in front of it at about 5:25 p.m. Jan. 19. The injured driver was cited for inattentive driving.

15 Two men were taken to the hospital for head and back injuries after their parked semi was struck by another semi that was attempting to park at Pilot Travel Center, 2031 W. Ryan Road, at 11:10 a.m. Jan. 23. One of the men was thrown out of his bunk and the other man was thrown forward and hit the dashboard.

Vandalism

16 A plastic/resin angel garden statue at All Saints Lutheran Church, 9131 S. Howell Ave., was smashed between 10 p.m. Jan. 18 and 9:30 a.m. Jan. 19. The statue is valued at $50.

17 A vehicle window was smashed at The Courts, 195 W. Puetz Road, between 2 p.m. Jan. 22 and 7:20 a.m. Jan. 22. Damage is $100.

18 A vehicle window was smashed in the 2500 block of West Carroll Avenue between 11 p.m. Jan. 21 and 8 a.m. Jan. 22. Damage is $300.

19 The front window at Oak Creek Heating & Cooling, 928 E. Rawson Ave., was smashed between 10 p.m. Jan. 22 and 1:15 p.m. Jan. 23. Damage is $2,000.

20 A brick was thrown through a vehicle window in the 400 block of East Centennial Drive between 4 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. Jan. 23. Damage is estimated at $500.

Other

21 The driver of a vehicle that was pulled over in the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn, 6300 S. 13th St., was cited for loitering after he admitted being at the hotel to meet up with some men who were advertising for sex on Grindr.com at about 10:45 p.m. Jan. 21. When police went to the hotel room for a knock-and-talk, a naked man answered the door. The naked man and another man in the room admitted advertising on Grindr.com, and both were cited for loitering.

Oak Creek police assisted the fire department with 18 rescue calls and one fire call between Jan. 17 and Jan. 23.

Compiled from Oak Creek Police Department reports

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