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Burglary

1 Police received a report that someone tried to break into a home in the 8100 block of South 20th Street at about 1:30 a.m. March 23. The incident, which was captured on surveillance footage, showed a male trying to open the patio door. No fingerprints or other evidence were found.

2 A $300 pool cue, $625 cash and a jar containing about $100 in change were stolen from a locked residence in the 9100 block of South Fifth Avenue between 9:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 27. The doors to the residence were pried open.

Theft

3 A female employee at Speedway, 8667 S. Howell Ave., was cited for theft for allegedly stealing over $100 from the business prior to 12:30 p.m. March 21. Surveillance video showed the employee was voiding out sales and pocketing the money.

4 A woman shoplifted a total of nine boxes of cough drops, valued at $250, at PDQ, 6300 S. 27th St., between 6 p.m. March 6 and 6 p.m. March 22. The suspect was identified as a former employee.

5 Police received a report from Landmark Credit Union, 8129 S. Howell Ave., on March 22 that three customers whose credit cards were used at ATM #2 at Pilot Travel Center on Feb. 2 and 3 had a total of $2,000 worth of fraudulent charges made in Canada. Landmark also stated that BMO Harris and Associated Bank also had customers who used their credit cards at the same ATM around the same time period had fraudulent charges on their cards. Two skimming devices – a camera on the front cover to the key pad potion and a storage device on the card insert – were found on the ATM and were removed.

6 A man shoplifted a $550 iPhone 8 demo by prying it out of its security casing at Sprint, 8171 S. Howell Ave., and fled the lot in a gray Chevy Impala at about 4:15 p.m. March 22. Police were able to track the stolen cell phone to the suspect’s home by using the suspect’s serial number for his other cellphone, which he had given to an employee while at the business. Police retrieved the stolen phone, took the man into custody and cited him for theft.

7 A resident in the 2100 block of West College Avenue reported she was scammed out of $1,400 by a caller claiming to be an IRS agent at 2:30 a.m. March 24. The resident was told she needed to pay $4,300 within 48 hours, and was ordered to buy iTunes cards to pay the balance she owed to the IRS. She purchased $400 worth of iTunes cards at Walgreens on 27th and College and $1,000 worth of iTunes cards at the West Milwaukee Target store, then gave the numbers to the scammers over the phone.

8 A tailgate with a backup camera attached to it was stolen off a Ford truck parked in a lot in the 2600 block of West Lakwood Lane between 12:30 and 10 a.m. March 26. The tailgate is valued at $2,000.

9 A 54-foot white Great Dane trailer, valued at $25,000, was stolen off a truck at Love’s Travel Center, 9650 S. 20th St., prior to 3:45 p.m. March 27.

Assault

10 A man was taken into custody for domestic violence/disorderly conduct for grabbing his girlfriend’s arms and twisting them behind her back and towards her head during an argument in the 8300 block of South Yorkshire Drive at 12:30 a.m. March 27.

Drug possession

11 A woman who was cited for driving with a revoked license in the 600 block of West College Avenue was taken into custody after police found multiple narcotics, including hydrocodone, Ecstasy (MDMA), morphine, oxycodone, alprazolam and amphetamines in her purse at 9:05 p.m. March 21. She was also taken into custody for a probation violation (original charge of harboring/aiding a felon and possession of narcotics) and was taken to jail.

12 An officer who pulled an SUV over for driving under the speed limit and without tail lights on South Chicago Road and East Highway 100 took a female passenger in the vehicle into custody for possession of marijuana after finding a plastic bag containing seven grams marijuana hidden in her crotch at about 11:50 p.m. March 21. She was also cited for resisting arrest.

13 A man was taken into custody for possession of a schedule IV narcotic, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after police found four grams of THC, seven alprazolam pills and numerous items of drug paraphernalia inside his vehicle during a traffic stop in the 600 block of West College Avenue at 3:30 a.m. March 26.

OWI

14 A man was taken into custody for OWI after his vehicle was pulled over for an equipment violation in the 9500 block of South 27th Street at 2:15 a.m. March 25. A breath test indicated a preliminary blood alcohol content of 0.19. He was booked, cited and released to a sober adult.

15 A woman whose vehicle was found parked and running in the lot at Melrose Restaurant, 6840 S. 27th St., was taken into custody for second-offense OWI at about 12:35 a.m. March 27. A breath test indicated a preliminary BAC of 0.21.

16 A 69-year-old Racine woman was taken into custody after her vehicle, which had been seen driving on the median, backed into a police squad car in the 9400 block of South 13th Street at about 7:40 a.m. March 27. After performing poorly on field sobriety tests, she was taken to the hospital for a blood draw and was cited for OWI.

Accidents

17 A 50-year-old South Milwaukee woman was taken to the hospital for treatment of shoulder and knee pain after a hit-and-run accident in the 200 block of West Rawson Avenue at about 10:15 a.m. March 26. The woman was traveling west on Rawson when a red Ford pulled out in front of her vehicle and caused the collision, then sped away from the scene. A badly damaged red Ford Explorer was later found in a driveway in the 7000 block of South 20th Street, and the driver was taken into custody for having two warrants with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department for OWI offenses and a felony warrant with the Portage County Sheriff’s Department for OWI.

Vandalism

18 A man was cited for vandalism for kicking the side mirror off a car in the parking lot at Sprint, 8171 S. Howell Ave., at about 12:05 p.m. March 27.

Other

19 An officer investigating a suspicious, occupied vehicle parked in the lot at the Oak Creek Street Department, 800 W. Puetz Road, found a woman with her top off sitting on top of a male in the back seat of the vehicle at 7:50 p.m. March 21. Since both the man and woman were over the age 18, they were advised that a city parking lot was not the place for those type of activities.

20 Police went to Buffalo Wild Wings, 8171 S. Howell Ave., after an employee reported a handgun was found in a booth at 1:45 p.m. March 23. The .38-caliber Smith & Wesson was brought back to the police station and later picked up by its owner, who admitted he accidentally left it lying in the booth.

21 A male employee was cited for disorderly conduct for pushing another male employee into a large metal tote during an argument at Henkel Surface Technologies, 420 W. Marquette Ave., at about 10:45 p.m. Mach 27.

Oak Creek police assisted the fire department with 15 rescue calls and one fire call between March 21 and March 27.

Compiled from Oak Creek Police Department reports

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