1 A man and a woman shoplifted two home camera systems, valued at $791, at Menards, 6800 S. 27th St., at 12:25 p.m. Jan. 23. The same suspects tried to steal more merchandise at Menards at noon Jan. 27, but dropped the items and fled when confronted by employees. The suspects were last seen heading north on South 27th Street in a white Ford van with one missing hubcap.

2 A $700 Silver HTC 10 demo phone was stolen from Sprint, 8171 S. Howell Ave., prior to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 24. It is believed the theft occurred on Jan. 8.

3 A wallet containing $55, three debit cards, three Visa gift cards and personal identification was stolen out of an employee’s purse at Charcoal Grill, 111 W. Ryan Road, between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 24.

4 A man was taken into custody after he was caught stealing 12 batteries out of vehicles/equipment at United Rentals, 9401 S. 13th St., at about 4:45 a.m. Jan. 25. He is facing several state charges of theft.

5 Police responded to Comfort Suites, 6362 S 13th St., after a 911 caller reported a male guest just paid for pizza with counterfeit money at 11 p.m. Jan. 26. The suspect ordered pizza to a room number that didn’t exist at Comfort Suites, then met the delivery man in the lobby where he gave the delivery man $35 in paper stamped “movie money” to pay for the pizza and quickly left the lobby. Surveillance footage showed the suspect leaving the hotel. He was last seen walking towards Red Roof Inn.

6 Police received a report that two men shoplifted a total of $1,445 worth of Dewalt and Milwaukee power tools at Blain's Farm & Fleet, 501 W. Rawson Ave., at about 11 a.m. Jan. 28. Police have tentatively identified one of the suspects after finding a Craigslist advertisement posted on Jan. 29 selling the exact tools he stole from the store.

7 A 2006 Dodge Caravan, valued at $3,000, was stolen out of a driveway in the 3600 block of East Becker Road between 4 p.m. Jan. 27 and 11:05 a.m. Jan. 28. The van was found parked in a driveway in Caledonia earlier that morning. The owner was notified.

8 About $150 was stolen out of two unlocked vehicles that were rummaged through in the 3600 block of East Schmitz Drive between 2:30 and 4:30 a.m. Jan. 28.


9 A woman was allegedly punched in the face and head by her boyfriend while they were driving north in the 6400 block of South 27th Street at about 8 p.m. Jan. 25. The woman jumped out of the vehicle while it was stopped at a red light and called police. Police are trying to locate the suspect, who has no home address.

10 Two women were cited for disorderly conduct and battery for hitting and kicking each other at a residence in the 7900 block of South Wildwood Drive at about 4 p.m. Jan. 28. The two assaulted each other when one of the women tried to pick her children up from her estranged husband’s apartment and the other woman refused to let her inside, which quickly escalated into a physical fight in the doorway.


11 Two maintenance vehicles were vandalized at Apartment Homes of Wildwood, 7926 S. Wildwood Drive, between 1:30 p.m. Jan. 26 and 8 a.m. Jan. 27. One vehicle had a damaged headlamp and the other vehicle had one headlamp smashed and the other pushed in. Damage to both vehicles is estimated over $500.


12 A man who overdosed on heroin and was found lying on the floor at a residence in the 1000 block of West Violet Drive was transported to the hospital for evaluation after police used Narcan to revive him at about 11:30 a.m. Jan. 24. After being medically cleared, he was taken into custody for probation/parole violation and transported to jail.

13 Police responded to a home in the 9200 block of South Eighth Avenue after a man called 911 to report he accidentally fired a bullet through his roof while he was cleaning his gun at 12:15 a.m. Jan. 28. The caller told police he had finished cleaning the firearm and believed it was unloaded when one of his friends grabbed it off the table and pulled the hammer back. When the caller tried to safely release the hammer, he accidentally fired the gun and the bullet went through the ceiling. Police took the man into custody after he admitted he had been drinking, and a breath test indicated he had a 0.134 preliminary blood alcohol content. He is facing a charges of endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon and being armed with a firearm while intoxicated.

14 A Smith & Wesson 9-mm pistol was found lying in the men’s bathroom at Vivere Italian Restaurant, 1000 E. Rawson Ave., at 11:10 a.m. Jan. 28. The gun was apparently left behind by a patron the night before. Police confiscated the gun.

Oak Creek police assisted the fire department with 17 rescue calls and four fire calls between Jan. 24 and Jan. 29.

Compiled from Oak Creek Police Department reports

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