Police Reports: Resident Arrested for Overzealous Reaction
Man gets physical against boy who, horsing around with friends, took a couple of steps into the the street.
A 50-year-old Wauwatosa man was arrested last Monday at his home in the 10400 block of West Stewart Avenue for disorderly conduct after a 13-year-old boy reported that the man had pushed him down after starting an altercation with him and two friends.
The boys said they were walking home from Whitman Middle School along North 113th Street and were horsing around and chasing one another, and one of them took a couple of steps off the curb and into the street.
The man, who was driving in the opposite lane, stopped his car and began to yell at the boy for being in the street, then got out and pushed him backward over the curb.
When a woman who had pulled up behind his car began to yell at him for manhandling the boy, he called her a racial slur and told her to go back to her own neighborhood (she lives a couple of blocks away on 113th Street).
The boys and the woman both took the man’s license plate number, and one of the boy’s took a picture of his car.
When police found him, he denied pushing the boy, but since the boys' and the witness’ stories were given independently and matched in all regards, he was arrested.
In other incidents:
At 4 p.m., an 18-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested at Macy’s at Mayfair Mall after she was seen concealing clothing and was caught trying to leave without paying for it. She had tried to take six items ranging from value packs of socks to designer jeans, all together valued at $218 retail.
At 10:08 a.m., a 22-year-old Milwaukee woman who worked as a pharmacy intern at Pick ‘n Save, 6950 W. State St., was arrested for stealing prescription narcotics from the pharmacy. The pharmacy manager had noticed last week that a number of hydrocodone pills were missing, and he began an audit. It was found that since April 26, nearly 400 narcotic pills had unaccounted for, and suspicion fell on the intern, who had started in March. A review of video surveillance footage showed her on various dates handling bottles of various narcotic drugs when she had no business doing so. When accused by her manager at the store on Thursday, she admitted the thefts and was found by police to have an unmarked bottle on her at the time still containing 35 narcotic pills she acknowledged were stolen.
An employee of a Brookfield plumbing company reported that some time since June 1 someone had stolen 150 worth of copper pipe and 190 brass fittings from The Enclave apartment development, under construction in the 1200 block of North 62th Street. He placed the loss at $780. It could not be determined how the building had been entered.
At 6:10 p.m., an 18-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for a retail theft from Macy’s at Mayfair Mall after he was stopped by police nearby and found with a stolen pair of shorts and a cap, worth $64 together.
At 4:32 p.m., a 58-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for retail theft at Sentry, 6700 W. State St., after she was caught trying to leave the store with 12 items hidden in her purse, ranging from body lotion and small bottles of sake to braunschweiger and bologna, worth $83.45.
At 9:06 p.m., two 17-year-old Milwaukee boys were arrested for retail theft at Pick ‘n Save at 6950 W. State St. after they left the store with stolen merchandise and then were picked up by police on a county bus. They were found to have 21 cans of stolen baby formula, worth more than $350 retail. One of the teens was found to have a warrant for a juvenile probation violation and the other had an open theft case, so he was also arrested for bail jumping.
At 6:19 p.m., two Milwaukee women, one 27 and one 24, were arrested for retail theft at the same Pick ‘n Save store after they tried to steal about $60 worth of food, wine and liquor.
At 4:23 p.m., a 57-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman, both from Waterford, were arrested for retail theft at Sentry after they tried to steal a bottle of vodka.