1 A man attacked a manager at Pick ’n Save, 6462 S. 27th St., when the manager tried to detain him for shoplifting at about 6:45 a.m. Feb. 19. The man fled the store and was taken into custody at Walgreens. Police found 12 bottles of soap hidden in his jacket. He is facing a state charge of robbery and was taken to jail. He was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia (crack pipe). The manager suffered a bruise to his face and an injured finger.


2 Milwaukee cordless power tools were stolen out of an unlocked pole barn and  two unlocked vehicles in the 1900 block of East Elm Road between 7 p.m. Feb. 15 and 4:30 a.m. Feb. 16.

3 About $720 worth of coins and cash, five hunting rifles/shotguns valued at $1,500, and a diamond necklace valued at $500 were stolen from a home in the 2700 block of East Elm Road between 6:30 a.m. Feb. 15 and 4:45 p.m. Feb. 17.


4 A $180 floor jack and two hand-held scanners, valued at $1,000, were stolen at Wyss Auto Sales, 8020 S. 27th St., prior to 11:45 a.m. Feb. 14. The thefts occurred over the past several months.

5 A $100 iPod was stolen out of an unlocked truck in the 10500 block of South Nicholson Road between 7 p.m. Feb. 15 and 5 a.m. Feb. 16.

6 A fiberglass ladder valued at $85 was stolen out of the bed of a pickup truck in the 3200 block of East Normandy Drive between 11 p.m. Feb. 15 and 6 a.m. Feb. 16.

7 A girl was taken into custody for stealing money from at least four lockers in the girl’s locker room at Oak Creek High School, 340 E. Puetz Road, prior to 11:10 a.m. Feb. 16. The girl, who had been banned from the locker room for past thefts, was also cited for possession of cigarettes and loitering.

8 A man and a woman shoplifted about $300 worth of Nike apparel at Kohl’s, 9035 S. Howell Ave., and then fled in a stolen vehicle at 1:50 p.m. Feb. 16. Police chased the vehicle until they lost sight of it while around the Plainfield curve on Interstate 94.

9 Two boys were taken into custody at 7:45 p.m. Feb. 16 for shoplifting more than $100 worth of iPhone accessories and a Sig Sauer BB pistol during two separate incidents at Meijer, 171 W. Town Square Way. They were cited and released to their parents.

10 A man in his 60s driving a motorized cart shoplifted $360 worth of DeWalt power tools by taking them out of their packaging and putting them inside a backpack at Blain's Farm & Fleet, 501 W. Rawson Ave., between 7:55 and 8:15 a.m. Feb. 17. When employees saw the man come back into the store at about 9:45 a.m., police responded, took him into custody and cited him for shoplifting. Police found the stolen tools at his residence and returned them to the store.

11 A $200 Coach purse containing personal identification, car keys and jewelry was stolen out of a locked vehicle parked near the baseball fields in the 9300 block of South Shepard Avenue between 3:30 and 4:45 p.m. Feb. 18. A window was smashed, causing $500 worth of damage.

12 A vehicle valued at $25,000 was stolen in the 400 block of West Puetz Road between 1 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. Feb. 19. The keys and wallet from inside the owner's apartment. Police later discovered the vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run accident in Milwaukee.

13 A man was taken into custody for shoplifting after he was caught trying to steal $479 worth of beer, Red Bull and liquor at Meijer, 171 W. Town Square Way, at about 3:30 a.m. Feb. 20. The man is allegedly responsible for multiple liquor thefts at the store and is facing state charges.


14 A man was taken into custody for domestic violence/strangulation for pinning his girlfriend on the floor by placing his elbow on her neck in the 6800 block of South Juniper Drive at 2:40 p.m. Feb. 14. The man was allegedly trying to wrestle his girlfriend’s cellphone away from her after she said she was going to call police.


15 A pregnant woman was taken to Wheaton Franciscan Hospital for treatment of head, neck and knee pain after her vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle while her car was stopped for a red light on South Howell Avenue and East Puetz Road at 2:55 p.m. Feb. 16. The crash caused a chain-reaction collision that damaged four vehicles, in total. One driver, a 40-year-old Oak Creek woman, was cited for inattentive driving.

16 A 30-year-old Oak Creek man was cited for following too closely, failure to notify police of an accident and no proof of insurance for driving off after he rear-ended another vehicle in the 100 block of West Forest Hill Avenue at about noon Feb. 18.


17 A vehicle window was broken at LaQuinta, 7141 S. 13th St., between Feb. 3 and Feb. 13. The cracked window appeared to have been caused by someone trying to break into the vehicle. Damage is estimated at $400.

18 A vehicle window was reported at the Oak Leaf Trail lot in the 3400 block of East County Line Road prior to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 18. A witness told the vehicle owner he saw two people in a black Volkswagen Tourag trying to break into the vehicle, with a blonde female acting as a lookout. Damage is estimated at $500.


19 Emergency personnel responding to a report that a woman was lying on the floor near the front door of her trailer at Hy-View Mobile Home Park in the 2500 block of West Carroll Avenue called the health department at 12:45 p.m. Feb. 15 after discovering the rat-infested trailer was filled with moldy food, dog feces and clutter. The woman was taken to a hospital, where she was treated for an infection and dehydration, and her four dogs were turned over to the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission.

20 A man, angry that an employee had put a note on his vehicle requesting he move it, urinated all over the men's room floor at Pilot Travel Center, 2031 W. Ryan Road, at 12:45 p.m. Feb. 20. Police warned him about his behavior and he was told to leave the business.

Oak Creek police assisted the fire department with 17 rescue calls and two fire calls between Feb. 14 and Feb. 20.

Compiled from Oak Creek Police Department reports

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