Thursday, May 2, 2013
Shoplifters all around Milwaukee - and the country - are pushing the limits to get their hands on expensive canisters that are often being resold by other business owners.
Thefts of baby formula have been occurring, well, as long as baby formula has been sold in stores. But a rash of recent thefts in the Milwaukee area and even across the country, appear to have escalated in terms of the boldness and brazenness — or maybe desperation — of the offenders. The most recent large-scale bust happened in April when police say Ebony Sims, 26, and Johnetta Webb, 23, both from Milwaukee, loaded 69 cans of formula into plastic totes they had grabbed off the shelves at Walmart in Greenfield and waltzed out of the store. Two days later, the same couple tried again, this time planning a “push out” of about 60 cans before ditching the cans when alerted by an accomplice that police were outside waiting for them. “I think …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The latest Whitefish Bay police reports also include a smash-and-grab theft in the parking lot behind Starbucks.
Police were called to Bruegger's Bagels Friday night on a report of a 60-year-old Whitefish Bay man engaged in inappropriate activity in the bathroom. Police talked to the man after the incident at 8:17 p.m., and sent him a citation. He has been ordered not to use the building's restroom anymore. In other Whitefish Bay police news:
Monday, February 25, 2013
After stealing two pairs of jeans from Kohl's, a 23-year-old Milwaukee man fled Bayshore Town Center and was arrested on Shoreland Avenue.
A 23-year-old Milwaukee man that fled Kohl's Department Store with stolen denim was tracked down in a foot chase through Whitefish Bay two weeks ago. Kohl's employees caught the man's suspicious actions on surveillance cameras at around 5:58 p.m. on Feb. 15. A store employee told police that he took two pairs of women's jeans and two pairs of men's jeans into a fitting room, and came out with only one pair of women's jeans to bring to the cash register. Another pair of men's jeans were left in the fitting room. After the transaction at the cash register was denied, the man attempted to leave the store but was stopped by a store employee. He then took off running in a southeast direction, behind PNC Bank. A Whitefish Bay officer spotted the…
Monday, February 4, 2013
One of the drivers, a 28-year-old Saukville woman, drove over the median on Hampton Road last week.
Three out-of-town drunk drivers were caught in Whitefish Bay this past week: In other Whitefish Bay police news, a 34-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for retail theft after stealing $5.24 worth of merchandise from Sendik's at 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The stockpile of stolen liquor was discovered in the suspects' car, after the two attempted to leave Pick 'n Save without paying for more alcohol, police say.
Two Oshkosh people were arrested over the weekend with 37 bottles of stolen liquor stashed in their car, which they told Shorewood police they planned to sell for bail money for a jailed friend. According to a police report, the suspects, a 40-year-old man and 37-year-old woman, were caught trying to leave Pick ‘n Save, 4145 N. Oakland Ave., on Saturday with several more bottles of alcohol valued at $296. The two admitted to stealing all of the liquor from different Pick ‘n Save stores on their way down from Oshkosh to the Milwaukee area, police say. The two were cited for retail theft.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The latest reports from the Whitefish Bay Police Department.
A resident in the 5100 block of Elkhart Avenue reported some unneighborly conduct at 4:35 p.m. Friday, when his 58-year-old neighbor drove his vehicle onto his lawn numerous times before parking in his own driveway next door. The homeowner that called the police said the man, who rents a room next door, has done similar things in the past, as recently as the day before when he drove into their front yard and over a corner of their garden. Police made contact with the man, who had a blood alcohol content of 0.22. Officers reported his speech was slurred, and when he walked, he needed to use the walls to stabilize himself. He told police he did not remember driving into the neighbor's yard minutes earlier. Police took him into custody for …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Police respond to two other reports of drunken driving and a retail theft at Sendik's last week.
A 31-year-old Greenfield woman was taken into custody after driving into two parked cars and attempting to flee last week. All police squads responded to the reported accident at Silver Spring Drive and Diversey Boulevard at 5:23 a.m on Oct. 3. The woman failed field sobriety tests and was taken to Columbia St. Mary’s hospital for a blood draw. She was cited with operating while intoxicated, possession of drug paraphernalia, imprudent speed, operating without insurance and failure to wear a seatbelt. In other police news: