Police Reports: Recent Incidents from the Tosa Crime Blotter
Fight over a man leads to battery charges against woman who brought a baseball bat to attack a Tosa woman, who defended herself with a knife.
At 3:59 p.m., police were called to an apartment in the 2300 block of North 95th Street on reports of a fight in which one person was hit with a baseball bat and another cut with a knife. Subsequently, two Milwaukee women were arrested when it was determined they had gone to the Wauwatosa apartment threatening to fight the 22-year-old victim and had instigated the attack, which was over the affections of a man. A 21-year-old woman was arrested on one count of battery (simple assault), and one count of substantial battery (assault with a dangerous weapon). That woman had five prior arrests on record, including three for battery, one for felony aggravated battery and one for failure to appear. Her 26-year-old companion was arrested for disorderly conduct. The victim, who defended herself with a kitchen knife and slightly injured her assailant, was not arrested.
At 2:14 p.m., police were called to Mayfair Mall on a report of a disturbance and subsequently arrested three Milwaukee men for disorderly conduct. Two cousins, 26 and 34 years old, were in the food court when a 54-year-old man approached them asking if they wanted to buy some jewelry. They all went to the restroom area, where an altercation occurred, and the older man pepper-sprayed the other two. The 54-year-old had a prior record of 46 adult arrests; the 26-year-old had five; and the 34-year-old had six. All three were banned from the mall for three years.
At 11:28 a.m., police were called to Mayfair Liquor, 3122 N. Mayfair Rd., on a report of a possible robbery, which turned out to be a “grab and run” retail theft.” A witness said she had been sitting in her car when two men bolted out of the store, one carrying an armload of liquor, and jumped into a red van. Believing she was seeing a robbery play out, she got the license number and called police. The reporting officer noted that the red van had been involved in a numerous retail thefts in the area and had been a roll call item that morning. A clerk at the store said that the two had come in and one started selecting a lot of large bottles of liquor. The other picked up a case of beer and asked for cigarettes at the counter. When the clerk went behind the counter, both men ran out the door, one of them taking six bottles worth $358 together. The suspects were described as two black men, both 40 to 50 years old, one 5-feet 8-inches to 5-feet 10-inches tall and weighing 200 to 220 pounds and with a shaved head, the other 5-feet 10-inches to 6-feet tall and weighing 180 to 200 pounds. The vehicle was a red Honda Odyssey.
At 2:30 a.m., a 30-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for criminal trespass to a dwelling and for spitting on police officers after she was seen by a neighbor removing property from a residence in the 2300 block of North 72nd Street. She had strewn clothing and mail over the front yard and then left after being confronted by the neighbor. The woman was highly intoxicated and seemed to think she was taking back something that belonged to her, but when owners of the residence were located – they had been away on their honeymoon – they said they had never met her or seen her before. The woman fought with police when she was being placed under arrest, spitting on two officers and trying to kick them. After she sobered up somewhat, the woman said she thought she had been at her parents’ house but apparently went to the wrong place.
At 3:56 p.m., a 26-year-old West Allis woman was arrested for theft at the Lids shop in Mayfair Mall, where she was employed as a clerk, after she was investigated by store security for making multiple fake merchandise returns and pocketing the cash.