Police Reports: Bluetooth Signal Vanishes, Along with Car

A man pops into a gas station to buy some smokes while on a call and loses his connection – and no wonder, since the source was speeding out of sight.


At 5:20 p.m. Friday, a Hales Corners man reported that his car had been stolen at the BP gas station at 7532 W. Center St.

The owner said he had stopped at the station on his way home from work to buy some cigarettes and had left the car unlocked with the keys in it.

While he was in the store, he said, his Bluetooth headset informed him that it had disconnected.

He said he thought he had just walked out of range, but when he left the store, he learned that it was his 2003 Nissan Maxima that was out of range and long gone. Police searched the area but saw no sign of it.

In other recent incidents from police reports:

Uncooperative suspect knows where he's going

At 12:13 p.m. Friday, a 53-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for theft and violation of probation at the Pick ‘n Save store at 6950 W. State St.

Police were called about an uncooperative suspect, and then called again to hurry because already several employees were struggling to hold the man. When officers arrived, they found the suspect already handcuffed by a store security agent, but the man was still yelling loudly about being stopped.

The agent told officers he had seen the suspect on camera taking four boxes of condoms and hiding them in his coat. He alerted two more employees to back him up and stopped the man when he tried to leave the store. It took all three of them, he said, to wrestle him to the floor.

In the back of the squad car, the suspect volunteered that he “was so stupid” and that “it is over” because he would be going back to prison. He said he was on probation for forgery, which proved to be true, and a record check further showed he has 15 prior adult arrests. He was sent to the County Jail.

Everything but the baby 

At 11:25 a.m. Friday, a 26-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for theft at Kmart, 3201 N. Mayfair Rd., after she was stopped leaving a service entrance with 18 articles of women’s and children’s clothing worth $261.28 retail.

She had entered the store with an empty baby carrier, put it in a cart and covered it with a blanket, drawing immediate suspicion. She loaded that carrier and her purse with goods and was detained when she tried to leave.


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