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Police Reports: More Garage Break-Ins Reported in East Tosa

Bicycles stolen, cars rifled, with some garages being entered by force in an area of a few blocks.

Once again, a small area of East Tosa has been hit with overnight garage burglaries, some of them by force.

These incidents were reported to police Sunday morning:

A resident of the 6700 block of West Clarke Street reported that overnight someone had entered her unlocked, detached garage and stolen her tenant’s bicycle. The bike was recovered Sunday and returned after a resident of the 2500 block of North 66th Street found it in his driveway.

A resident of the 2400 block of North 65th Street reported that overnight someone had forced open the side door of her detached garage, rummaged through her car and stolen her GPS unit from the center console. Police found that the door had been pried open with some sort of blunt object or tool.

A resident of the 2500 block of North 64th Street reported that overnight someone had forced open the side door to his detached garage and stolen a mountain bike. Police found damage similar to the previous report.

In other recent police reports:

Sunday

A South Milwaukee resident reported that between 4 and 10 p.m. Saturday, while his car was parked in the 600 block of Honey Creek Parkway, someone entered it and stole his iPad and case. He could not say for sure whether the car was locked because a several family members had been in and out of it a number of times.

At 12:52 a.m., a 57-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for drunken driving, first offense, after he was pulled over for erratic driving at North 67th Street and West Garfield Avenue. The officer said he immediately smelled a strong odor of alcohol when he spoke to the driver, and said his eyes were glassy and his speech slurred. The man admitted drinking “about six or seven beers.” He was unable to understand or perform the steps of a field sobriety test and eventually threw up his hands and admitted he had been drinking too much and that the officer should go ahead and do what he had to do. After booking, he agreed to a breath test but was unable or unwilling to provide an adequate sample in several attempts, so he was taken to a hospital for a mandatory blood draw.

Saturday

At 11:50 p.m., a 20-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for drunken driving, first offense, while with a passenger younger than 16 in the vehicle, after he was stopped on North 76th Street at Blue Mound Road for speeding and having a headlight out. There were five passengers with him in the car, all teenagers, two of them 15-year-olds. The driver said they had all been at a large family gathering at the Zoofari Center and he was giving rides home. The officer smelled alcohol on his breath and asked him to take a sobriety test, which he performed poorly, and a preliminary breath test, which registered a .144 blood alcohol content. An evidentiary test given later at the station registered .10. Because it was his first OWI offense, the man might have only a municipal traffic citation under Wisconsin law, but because he had passengers younger than 16, he was given a mandatory date in Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

At 5:52 p.m., a 45-year-old New Berlin man was arrested for retail theft after he was caught with a pair of sunglasses stolen from at . Employees checked video after noticing a pair of glasses out of place, and saw the New Berlin man pocketing them. He was located outside the store and admitted the theft.

At 1:52 p.m., a 15-year-old Wauwatosa boy was arrested for retail theft at ., after he was caught trying to steal two bottles of Coricidin cough and cold medicine.

At 1:35 p.m., a 34-year-old Wauwatosa man was arrested for retail theft after he was caught trying to steal $65 worth of food from , 6700 W. State St. The man said he was unemployed and out of money and needed to eat.

At 11:45 a.m., a 19-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for retail theft at , 3900 N. 124th St., after she was caught trying to steal $228 worth of clothing.

Friday

At 8:29 p.m., a 43-year-old Waukesha man was arrested at Mayfair Mall for possession of stolen property after he was reported by for an attempted grab and run theft there. Police found him with a foil-lined bag containing three shirts taken from the Champs sports apparel store.

A Milwaukee man reported that between 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday someone had entered his unlocked car while it was parked at , 10842 Blue Mound Rd., and stolen a bag containing his iPad, headphones and a leather tool.

At 4:37 p.m., a 46-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for retail theft and on a felony warrant for a parole violation after he was seen stealing a cartload of disposable diapers from the . and then getting on a county bus. Police boarded the bus and found the man with seven large packs of disposable diapers on the seat in front of him. The man told officers, “My mom is on drugs so I get her the diapers so she can sell them for money.” He was had an outstanding warrant for burglary in violation of parole.

Last Thursday

At 6:15 p.m., a 65-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for first-offense drunken driving after a caller reported him driving recklessly in the Village area. Police stopped the driver on Harwood Avenue at Harmonee Avenue. At first the man said he was having trouble with a field sobriety test because of his age, being hard of hearing and having limited education, but half-way through he admitted he’d “had too much to drink” and didn’t wish to complete the tests. He registered a .15 BAC.

July 3

At 10:12 p.m., police were alerted to an audible alarm going off at Fast Track Lube, 6207 W. North Ave., and arrived to find a burglary had been committed. The Plexiglas window in an auto bay had been pushed in and the bay unlocked and opened. The cash register had pry marks on it and quantities of bottled automotive fluids had been stolen. The manager said he suspected a former employee whom he had fired about two weeks earlier for poor performance. He said he thought the man was a narcotic drug user.

acroyear July 12, 2012 at 10:27 PM
I was taking the bus up North Ave. from the east side to Wauwatosa and noticed something rather peculiar. As I was riding through the ghetto, I spotted junky pickup truck parked in a parking lot right of North Avenue with AT LEAST two dozen BICYCLES tied up in the back and sides of the truck. A whole variety of bikes- kids bikes, mountain bikes, Trek bikes, etc. I got to thinking, where did all these bikes come from? And why did the guy have all those bikes strapped to his truck? Since I was on the bus, I couldn't stop to take pictures. I'm sure those bikes could be traced to these break-ins in Tosa. Thugs from the 'hood' are behind all this theft. I'm sure they are selling these bikes to buy crack.
J H August 01, 2012 at 10:55 PM
acroyear, you have shown your ignorance. You are on a bus and happened to judge someone else based on what?? The "junky truck" may be that persons only means of transportation, just like you were on a BUS. And I guess all child molestors and crack heads are in the suburbs.....?? Think before you allow others to know how ignorant you are.
Jim Price August 01, 2012 at 11:39 PM
acro, I'm going to delete your comment but I invite you to repost without the personal attack language. I see no reason to call anyone else's intelligence into question over their opinion of what is no more than pure speculation on your part. You have no evidence those bikes were stolen. The man may have – MAY have, I say – been collecting junked bikes to fix up and distribute to needy kids, for all you know.
acroyear August 02, 2012 at 02:13 AM
LOL.. thanks for dignifyng my humble observation! Idiot..

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