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Police Report: Boy Beaten Up for Protecting His Bike

Plus, stolen bowling balls and downspouts, a bloody fight at Mayfair, a cigarette bandit and that same boy from Carmelite Home again... and again.

Here's the latest from the reports of the Wauwatosa Police Department:

Thursday

At 3:14 p.m., a 16-year-old Milwaukee boy was arrested for battery after he approached a Wauwatosa boy in the underground parking structure at Noodles and Co., 7700 W. State St., and began punching him. The victim, also 16, said he was leaning against a pillar with his bicycle flipped upside down resting on the handlebars when the Milwaukee boy walked up and grabbed his bike. The two got into an altercation and the victim said the boy began punching him in the face. While the victim was being interviewed, other officers had been dispatched to investigate a theft from a car in the 7200 block of Honey Creek Parkway. One of the subjects questioned in that incident matched the description of the assailant, who had last been seen heading that way. The victim identified the Milwaukee boy from a photo array. The Milwaukee boy claimed that he had only wanted to “check out” the victim’s bike and said its owner had called him a racial slur, angering him to violence. He denied being involved in stealing from a car.

At 12:18 p.m., a Delafield man employed at RR Donnelly, 3333 N. Mayfair Rd., reported that his laptop computer had gone missing after an unknown man had walked into the business and wandered around the office.

At 2:03 a.m., Carmelite Home for Boys, 1214 Kavanaugh Pl., same boy, same story. Every day for going on three weeks, the 16-year-old Madison boy walks away from the facility after lunch and doesn’t come back until the wee hours of the night. If he makes it back by around 1 a.m., Carmelite staff just let him in. If he doesn’t, they call the police. Sometimes staff call the police when he leaves, just to let them know he’s out and about (see Monday, below). The boy has only once been found, wandering the Village, and cited for violating curfew. In that instance, he was high on K2, a synthetic marijuana product, and was in possession of a digital camera of unknown origin. Carmelite staff have said they believe the boy has “made some friends in Wauwatosa.”

Wednesday

At 10:40 p.m., police arrested a 61-year-old Wauwatosa woman for drunken driving, first offense, after she ran into a tree in the 1600 block of North 118th Street and was found to be intoxicated.

At 10:21 p.m., a Milwaukee man reported that his bowling bag with three bowling balls and his keys had been stolen from him outside Bowlero, 11717 W. Burleigh St., when he briefly went inside to use the restroom. Outside video surveillance footage showed three men leaving while the bag was unattended, and one of the men grabbing and running off with the bag. The victim estimated the value of his loss at $630.

At 3:30 p.m., a Waukesha man reported that his wallet and cell phone had been stolen from his truck at Courtyard Apartments, 12250 W. North Ave., while he was unloading supplies for the landscaping business he works for. He said the property was worth $475.

At 6:32 p.m., two 23-year-old Milwaukee women were arrested for disorderly conduct after they got into a fight at Mayfair Mall. The arresting officer said that the first thing he saw upon arriving at the scene brown hair scattered on the ground and one of the women bleeding from her eye. Witnesses said that one of the women was in the store when the other entered and began yelling something at her about Facebook, then dragged her out by the hair and began punching her.

A resident of the 7500 block of Lincoln Place reported that he believed someone had entered his home and stolen his Nintendo 3DS game system. He said he had gone to the dentist and may have left his door unlocked because there was no sign of forced entry.

At 5 p.m., a resident of the 2400 block of North 64th Street reported that someone had stolen another copper downspout off his house. This was the third incident since June 13, and he has now lost four downspouts, each worth $500.

Tuesday

At 7:28 p.m., three 18-year-old Milwaukee women were arrested for theft at at Mayfair Mall. They had been seen in the men’s Polo section carrying large empty purses and taking quantities of merchandise into fitting rooms and coming out empty-handed. Between them, they had concealed $930.86 worth of clothing in their bags.

At 4:21 p.m., a 17-year-old woman was arrested for theft at Macy’s after she tried to leave the store with three articles of clothing worth $98 in her purse.

A resident of the 9600 block of West Palmetto Avenue reported that some time overnight someone had entered her unlocked car and stolen her laptop computer and a GPS unit, together with the computer bag worth $1,250.

A resident of the 2400 block of North 63rd Street reported that some time Monday someone had tried to break in to his garage. There were fresh gouges around the hasp of the lock as made by a pry bar, but the lock was not broken.

A resident of the 7500 block of West Meinecke Avenue reported that someone had slashed a tire on his car while it was parked in his driveway. He suspected a neighbor with whom he said he had a confrontation over fireworks.

Monday

A 34-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for forgery and a 29-year-old Milwaukee woman who was with him was arrested for being party to the crime after he tried to pass a bad check at , 6600 W. State Street.

In three separate incidents, employees of gas stations or convenience stores reported that a man of the same description had asked for two cartons of cigarettes and then grabbed them and run out of the store without paying. The incidents occurred at 6:35 p.m. Monday at the at 8806 W. North Ave., around 2:15 p.m. Monday at the at 11216 W. Blue Mound Rd., and at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the at 6804 W. North Ave. Each carton of cigarettes sells for about $85.

At 11:45 p.m., a 38-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for theft after he tried to leave , 6950 W. State St., with a cart loaded with $211.83 worth of Red Bull energy drink. He tried to flee, but did not have enough energy to get away or to avoid being taken to the ground and handcuffed by a store security officer. The man told police he was stealing to support his heroin addiction. He was wanted on two warrants for failure to appear in earlier retail theft arrests.

At 1:27 p.m., Carmelite Home, same boy, same thing.

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