1 About $950 was stolen during a burglary at Altius Gymnastics, 9670 S. Franklin Drive, at about 3:10 a.m. March 12. Surveillance footage showed a suspect using a rock to smash a window to get inside. He then stole a blue zippered pouch and exited through the same broken window.


2 A 36-year-old Milwaukee woman was taken into custody for receiving stolen property after police discovered she had driven a stolen 1992 Honda Accord to the Sunrise Motel, 9347 S. 27th St., at 2:30 a.m. March 8. The vehicle was reported stolen in Milwaukee four days earlier. Police also found a stolen amplifier, stereo mixer and cable box converter inside the stolen vehicle.

3 A 27-year-old man was taken into custody for shoplifting and possession of marijuana and open intoxicants in a vehicle after he was caught trying to steal $145 worth of hardware at The Home Depot, 6489 S. 27th St., at about 8:45 a.m. March 10. He was also taken into custody for a probation violation and transported to jail.

Drug possession

4 A 54-year-old man was taken into custody for possession of cocaine and was cited for an unsafe lane deviation after his vehicle was pulled over in the parking lot at Target, 7800 S. Lovers Lane Road, at about 1:35 a.m. March 10. A 25-year-old female passenger in his car was also cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

5 A 35-year-old man whose vehicle was pulled over for speeding in the 8700 block of South 76th Street was taken into custody for felony possession of a schedule II narcotics when police found oxycodone in his possession at about 3:50 p.m. March 12. He was also cited for speeding.


6 A 57-year-old woman was taken into custody for third-offense OWI, possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia when her 2014 Hyundai Sonata was pulled over by police on South Lovers Lane Road and West Rawson Avenue at about 5 p.m. March 7. She was taken to the hospital for a blood draw.


7 A 16-year-old boy was taken into custody for breaking a wiper off the back window of a police vehicle at 7-Eleven, 7610 W. Rawson Ave., at about 8 p.m. March 3. He was cited for vandalism, possession of marijuana and resisting an officer.


8 Emergency personnel responded to a house fire in the 7800 block of Chapel Hill Court at 3:25 p.m. March 7. When police arrived, the garage was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters found the family pets, two dogs, lying inside the house. Despite vigorous life-saving efforts by firefighters, the dogs died from smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire is still unknown and is still under investigation. The preliminary damage estimate is $170,000.

9 Emergency personnel responded to a house fire in the 9400 block of South 33rd Street at about 8:30 a.m. March 8. The homeowner was cooking outside the garage at about 6:45 a.m., and the fire started after the cooking utensils were placed back in the garage before they had completely cooled. The fire caused damage to the attached garage, which contained two vehicles and other items. A damage estimate was unavailable.

10 Police and fire personnel responded to a house fire in the 7100 block of South 51st Street at about 3:30 p.m. March 8. The homeowner told police he smelled smoke shortly after cleaning up trash from his yard and placing it in a bin next to his house. When he looked outside, the bin was melted, and the deck and side of his house was on fire, which he tried to put the fire out with a water bucket. The exact cause of the fire is unknown, but it might have been caused by a discarded cigarette. Damage to the home is estimated at about $60,000.


11 A 32-year-old Milwaukee man who was fighting with employees in the emergency room at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, 10101 S. 27th St., was taken into custody for disorderly conduct at about 4:30 a.m. March 8. The man had just been cited for disorderly conduct for fighting with police and paramedics in Oak Creek who responded to a 911 call.

12 A 21-year-old man who refused to pull his vehicle over for a traffic stop on South Oakwood Park Drive and West Ryan Road was taken into custody at Baptista’s Bakery for eluding police and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at about 9:40 p.m. March 10. He was also cited for driving with a suspended license, driving an unregistered vehicle, displaying unauthorized plates, speeding and no insurance.

13 An intoxicated 20-year-old Franklin man was taken into custody and cited for disorderly conduct and underage drinking after he pounded on doors in an apartment building in the 6600 block of South 35th Street at about 4:30 a.m. March 11. A breath test indicated a preliminary blood alcohol content of 0.14.

14 A 26-year-old man was taken into custody for causing a disturbance by kicking doors and scaring customers at the Salvation Army, 6341 S. 27th St., at about 9:45 a.m. March 11. He was cited for disorderly conduct/resisting arrest and trespassing, and was taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation.

Compiled from Franklin Police Department reports

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