• Police went to PDQ Food Store, 6300 S. 27th St., after a man walked in and claimed he was robbed near Walmart at 10:20 p.m. March 4. The man told police two men walked up behind him as he was walking north on the east side of South 27th Street, put him in a choke hold, threw him to the ground and stole his wallet containing $300, a backpack containing a heated blanket and clothing, and an $800 smartphone. The suspect had no description of the suspects. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.


  • A $300 leather designer purse and its contents – a $200 leather wallet, $200 cash, bank cards, keys, headphones and a charging cord – was stolen out of an employee area at Applebee’s, 7135 S. 13th St., between 1 and 3 p.m. March 3.
  • Several prescription medications and a bedspread, valued at $125, were stolen out of two unlocked vehicles in the 1100 block of West Buckingham Drive between midnight and 10 a.m. March 4.
  • A man who shoplifted $250 worth of groceries at Woodman’s, 8131 S. Howell Ave., and then fled the lot in a maroon SUV was pulled over in the parking lot at Wendy’s and cited for shoplifting, driving with a suspended license and no insurance at about 10:25 a.m. March 4.
  • A garage door remote was stolen out of an unlocked vehicle in the 10400 block of South Hummingbird Lane between late evening March 3 and early morning March 4.
  • A woman was cited for shoplifting $1,376 worth of pants, underwear, bras and shoes at Kohl's, 9035 S. Howell Ave.,  at about 2:35 p.m. March 4. The woman reportedly took them into a fitting room and stuffed items into her purse, put them down her pants and wore them.

Drug possession

  • A man was taken into custody for possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia after police found a crack pipe in the center console of his vehicle and crack cocaine in a pack of cigarettes after his vehicle was pulled over and he was cited for OWI in the 6800 block of South 27th Street at 1:30 a.m. March 5.
  • A man was taken into custody for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver (state charge) after police found 11 packages of gummy marijuana candy inside his vehicle when he was pulled over for suspected OWI in the 6300 block of South Pennsylvania Avenue at about 8:45 p.m. March 5. A breath test indicated a preliminary blood alcohol content of 0.21.


  • A man was taken into custody for OWI, failure to yield to police, having open intoxicants in a vehicle and an unsafe lane deviation after he failed to pull his vehicle over for a traffic stop in the 7100 block of South Howell Avenue at 1:45 a.m. March 2. The vehicle continued driving south on Howell from Rawson to Drexel, until it finally pulled over on the right shoulder. He refused chemical breath testing.
  • A man was taken into custody for fourth-offense OWI after his vehicle was pulled over for going 53 mph in a 35-mph zone in the 1000 block of West Drexel Avenue at about 12:30 a.m. March 3. A breath test indicated a preliminary BAC of 0.17. He was also cited for possession of marijuana.
  • A man was taken into custody for OWI in the lobby at the Oak Creek Police Department, 301 W. Ryan Road, at 5:25 a.m. March 6 after he drove there to pick up a friend who had been arrested for OWI several hours earlier. After failing field sobriety tests, he was taken into custody for first offense OWI. A breath test indicated a preliminary BAC of 0.16.


  • An 85-year-old Racine man was taken to the hospital for treatment of knee pain after the vehicle he was riding in made a left turn in front of an oncoming vehicle in the 8200 block of South Howell Avenue, causing a two-car collision, at about 2:55 p.m. March 3. The driver of the vehicle, an 82-year-old woman, was cited for failure to yield the right of way while making a left turn.


  • Police received a report that a semi driver went into Arby’s, 1920 W. Ryan Road, created a “scene” and accused the only male employee of flirting with his wife at about 1:35 p.m. March 1.
  • A Milwaukee boy who was listed as missing was taken into custody for having a warrant for juvenile delinquency through the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department after an off-duty Oak Creek police officer recognized him sitting with friends inside McDonald’s, 8800 S. Howell Ave., at about 7:10 p.m. March 3. The boy ran when police arrived, but was captured after a short foot chase. Police also discovered the boy was carrying a firearm and two ammunition magazines. He is facing charges of possession of a dangerous weapon by a juvenile, carrying a concealed weapon, resisting/obstructing an officer and underage possession of cigarettes.
  • A girl was arrested in the 8500 block of South Shepard Avenue and is facing possible charges after going off on a long, threatening rant on Facebook Live at about 10:20 p.m. March 3. The girl mentioned “shooting bitches,” beating up other girls and “putting holes in bitches and letting them leak.” Charges of harassment and making terroristic threats are being reviewed by the Juvenile Justice Center.
  • A woman staying at Motel 6, 1201 W. College Ave., was cited for misuse of an emergency number for calling 911 multiple times to complain about loud walking/stomping in the motel at 2:20 a.m. March 4. When police arrived to speak with her, she closed the door on them and called 911 again to complain about noise.
  • Police went to Emerald Preserve Park, 8031 S. 6th St., after a caller reported a goose was stuck in a net at 7:30 a.m. March 5. Police called in the fire department after realizing that the wildlife center may not be able to help, and a fire department was able to untangle the goose, allowing it to swim away without any injuries.

Oak Creek police assisted the fire department with 25 rescue calls and one fire call between Feb. 28 and March 6.

Compiled from Oak Creek Police Department reports.

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