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Two Smash-and-Grab Thefts From Cars at Klode

Also in last week's Whitefish Bay police reports: An 83-year-old man drove into a stop sign because he was distracted by a dog on the sidewalk.

Police are investigating two vehicle break-ins that occurred in the east parking lot Friday morning.

The suspect broke into two cars around 11:30 a.m. Friday by smashing the side windows. An iPod touch and two wallets were taken from one vehicle and no items appeared to be missing from the second vehicle.

Witnesses called the police, but the suspect had left before police arrived on the scene. The possible suspect vehicle, white in color, looked similar to an older model Chevrolet Suburban, according to witness accounts.

In other Whitefish Bay police news:

  • An 83-year-old Mequon man said he was distracted by a dog on the side of the road when he drove into a stop sign on Marlborough Drive Wednesday evening. The man went into the police station at 9:16 p.m. to report he lost control of his vehicle and struck the stop sign in the pedestrian safety island on Marlborough Drive at Idlewild Avenue. The sign pole broke as a result of the crash, and the driver was cited for inattentive driving.
  • Two bikes were stolen from a shared garage in the 4800 block of Anita Avenue sometime between Aug. 21 and Aug. 25. The two 26-inch girls mountain bikes are valued at $120 each.

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