Police Report: Update on Crime in Wauwatosa

Asked if all the syringes in his possession were for diabetes, accused thief says, 'No, those needles are for drugs.'


At 2:34 a.m., police were called to a residence in the 9800 block of W. Marion St. to assist the Fire Department with a small fire. The fire proved to be a burning city garbage cart, which had apparently been intentionally ignited with fireworks. Fireworks wrappers were also found in the resident’s mailbox. The woman of the house said her husband had earlier confronted some teenagers who were setting off fireworks and had threatened to call police if they didn’t stop.


At 1:50 a.m., a 54-year-old Cascade man was arrested for drunken driving after a patrol officer saw him speeding and driving erratically and stopped him in the 3400 block of North Mayfair Road. The man said he had been out drinking with friends celebrating his birthday and intended to drive home to Cascade. When the officer returned to the car after running the man’s driver’s license, the man was throwing up into a garbage bag. He could not perform most of the parts of the standard field sobriety test. At the police station, the man began vomiting again and could not be given a breath test, so he was taken to Wisconsin Heart Hospital for a blood draw.


A resident of the 2200 block of North 71st Street reported that some time between 2 and 4:15 p.m. someone had burglarized his home, taking an Xbox game system and a game, together worth $450. The resident had returned to find the front door standing open and knew it had been locked. There was no sign of forced entry and the man said he strongly suspected his wife’s former boyfriend, who had a child with her and is allowed to visit. The resident said the suspect was addicted to crack and had stolen from him in the past. He thought the suspect might have had a key made. The downstairs neighbor reported that she had heard someone upstairs while the resident was gone and had seen the suspect’s car parked in front. Police could not immediately locate the suspect.

At 1:50 p.m., two Milwaukee boys, 14 and 15 years old, were arrested for theft at at Mayfair Mall after they were stopped trying to leave the store with $220.98 worth of clothing.

A resident of the 2400 block of Normandy Lane reported that some time Friday someone had entered his open, unlocked, street-facing garage and stolen his unlocked bicycle.

At 4:09 a.m., a 27-year-old Franklin man was arrested for drunken driving, first offense, after he was pulled over for speeding and erratic driving in the 11900 block of West Blue Mound Road. The driver could not complete most of the parts of a sobriety test and blew a .22 BAC on a breath test, nearly three times in excess of the prohibited limit.


A resident of the 6600 block of Hillside Lane reported that some time between 5:45 and 7:15 p.m., someone had smashed the front door window of her home. The home was not entered, no evidence was recovered, and none of the neighbors had seen or heard anything.

A resident of the 6300 block of West North Avenue reported that at some time since Monday someone had stolen two engine lifts from his back yard. Two “scrappers” had been confronted by a neighbor while removing metal chairs from the victim’s garbage container, but police located them and they did not have the engine lifts.

At 1:05 p.m., a 35-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for theft at , 8616 W. North Ave, when he tried to leave the store with 33 hygiene and cosmetic products concealed in a bag.

At 9 a.m., a Racine man reported that overnight someone had smashed a window in his truck with a boulder and taken a GPS unit while the truck was parked at his girlfriend’s home in the 3200 block of North Knoll Boulevard.


At 10:20 p.m., a Hartland woman reported that some time within the previous hour someone had smashed the rear window of her car while it was parked at , 8725 W. Wisconsin Ave.  A college employee reported that a high school summer basketball tournament had let out during that time.

A Mokena, IL, man reported that at 2:27 p.m., someone had smashed the driver’s window of his car with a rock and stolen his GPS unit while it was parked in the lot at the , 2303 N. Mayfair Rd. Video surveillance showed a silver Cadillac sedan pull up to the car at that time. One of two men got out and broke into the car and left quickly. The men strongly resembled suspects in three other incidents.

A resident of the 4400 block of Glenway Street reported that some time Tuesday afternoon someone had stolen a bicycle from her open garage. She said the family had been home at the time but had not seen or heard anything.

At 10:39 a.m., a 15-year-old Wauwatosa girl and a 16-year-old Milwaukee girl were arrested for disorderly conduct after they got into a fight at . The fight started after one girl bumped into the other – inadvertently, according to her, intentionally according to the other – and soon turned into a screaming, pushing, punching brawl that could not be stopped by staff.


At 10:39 p.m., a 30-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for drunken driving, first offense, after witnesses called police to report a man passed out in his car in the parking lot of restaurant, 6750 W. State St. Police found the car with the engine running and had to shout repeatedly through the half-open window to wake the man. He could not speak coherently for several minutes and then gave conflicting accounts of where he had been, why he was at Applebee’s and where he was going. He lost his balance three times before starting the first part of a field test. He would not submit to a breath test and so blood was drawn.

At 2:30 p.m., a resident of the 4600 block of North 106th Street reported that some time in the previous two hours someone had stolen her son’s electric scooter from the driveway of the home.

At 6:01 p.m., a resident of the 2500 block of North 62nd Street reported that someone had broken into his home between two and four days earlier and stolen three watches and a BB gun. The man and his girlfriend had been away that weekend and had not noticed the burglary immediately. Police found pry marks and torn weather stripping on a side door to the residence. The resident said he had been having trouble with his neighbors downstairs and suspected them in the burglary. When interviewed, the neighbor angrily denied any involvement and accused the upstairs resident of fabricating the burglary to commit insurance fraud.


At 8:28 p.m., a 16-year-old boy from Carmelite Home for Boys, 1214 Kavanaugh Place — the same boy who has populated the police report for weeks — was again stopped away and found to be in possession of a GPS unit and an MP3 player that he said were not his. He was with another youth and tried to hand off a backpack containing those items to that boy. The backpack was also found to contain two pipes and two containers of K2, a synthetic marijuana product, and 174 pennies, which police said appeared to have come from a vehicle cupholder because of their sticky, dirty appearance. The reporting officer said he believed the GPS and MP3 player had also been stolen from cars, but they had not been reported stolen so he could not make an arrest. The boy makes a habit of leaving Carmelite every day after lunch and roaming the streets of Wauwatosa until the wee hours.

At 6:36 p.m., a 53-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for drunken driving, second offense, after another driver called to report a man driving erratically and almost striking other vehicles on the Harmonee Bridge in the Village. The driver was stopped near Wauwatosa Avenue and Center Street. The man claimed he had drunk only half a beer but was on various prescription medications. After he failed a field test, his car was searched and an open pint can of Kick Axe malt liquor was found inside. He refused a breath test and was taken for a blood draw. The man was also driving with a revoked license from his earlier OWI conviction.

At 2:20 p.m., a 65-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested at at Mayfair Mall for theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and on three open warrants for resisting an officer and two retail thefts. He had concealed and tried to steal four boxes of cologne worth $302 together. In his bag with the stolen merchandise were three syringes, five cooking caps, a pair of scissors with burnt tips, a metal smoking pipe and a Brillo pad. Asked if he were diabetic, he said, “No, those needles are for drugs."


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