A large number of young teens from Tosa and nearby communities were having quite a get-together Saturday night, including alcohol and, apparently, marijuana, when the police showed up.
As a result, three boys, a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old from Wauwatosa and a 15-year-old from West Allis, were arrested for underage drinking in the 1100 block of Honey Creek Parkway, and several girls were questioned and released.
At 10:53 p.m., a patrol officer spotted a boy and girl walking near Chestnut St. and Kavanaugh Place. They ran when they saw him, and he chased them down Dewey Hill to find a gathering of about 20 kids at the bottom, most of whom also scattered.
Two girls, a Wauwatosa 14-year-old and an Elm Grove 15-year-old, remained and were cooperative, and were released to their parents.
Another 14-year-old Wauwatosa girl was found nearby, was also cooperative, and was likewise released to her parents.
But the three boys were found hiding in the brush along the creek. All smelled of alcohol, and each blew a .07 on breath tests.
Police also found an unmarked prescription bottle nearby containing .4 gram of marijuana, but because multiple subjects had run past the location and could have tossed it, none of the boys was ticketed for that.
Each of the three was given a citation for underage alcohol consumption carrying a fine of $114.
In the end, four police officers were involved and six parents were rousted out to recover their children. The first officer’s initial contact was seven minutes before curfew.
In other recent incidents:
At 2:28 a.m., a 31-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for his second drunken driving offense after a patrol officer saw him speeding, swerving erratically and nearly crashing into construction barrels before pulling him over in the 2300 block of North Mayfair Road.
The driver had an open 1.75-liter bottle of vodka in the car, visible on the passenger-side floor but claimed, “That ain’t mine.”
The officer said the man was smoking a cigarette, and when he asked him to put it out, he leaned forward to do so and nearly fell on his face.
He was unable to complete all the steps of a sobriety test and blew a .22 blood alcohol content on a breath test.
At 9:30 p.m., police were called to the . on a report of an unresponsive driver in the parking lot. Police found a 22-year-old Stevens Point woman apparently asleep, but she woke quickly and tried to conceal something on the passenger seat, which turned out to be a heroin rig. She made statements implying she was trying to overdose and was taken to Froedtert Hospital on an emergency medical detention.
At 5:35 p.m., a 50-year-old Wauwatosa man was arrested on three outstanding warrants from Wauwatosa and St. Francis after he was caught trying to steal a small bottle of vodka at , 6700 W. State St. The store manager said he did not want to prosecute the attempted theft of one $7 item.
A Sussex man reported that some time between 7 and 9 p.m. someone smashed a window out of his pickup truck while he was at , 3041 N. Mayfair Rd., and stole a briefcase, a tablet computer, a notebook computer and a GPS unit.
A resident of an apartment in the 11100 block of West Meinecke Ave. reported that some time since Tuesday someone had broken into her storage locker and stolen property including an artificial Christmas tree, three boxes of Christmas decorations, a baby crib, a wedding dress, a baby swing, a four-piece luggage set and a child’s car seat. She said the locker had been “dummy-locked” – the padlock was on the latch but not locked.
A couple in the 4700 block of North 108th Street reported that between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. someone broke into their home. The woman said that she arrived home first and found the back door kicked in. She went in briefly, saw that a television was missing, then went back out and called police. Officers cleared the home with K9 officer Addy and then investigated. Besides the TV, a laptop computer and a backpack were missing. Police found a muddy footprint on the door next to the knob and said that the jamb had been broken by a blow.
A Brookfield woman reported that between 8:26 and 8:35 a.m. someone broke into her car while she was dropping off her children at , 10025 W. North Ave., and stole her purse, using her debit card at a gas station before she could cancel it. Parents reported that because of a number of car entries that have occurred at the school, they had been taking turns watching the parking lot. An off-duty Milwaukee police officer said that it had been his morning to watch and that he had waited until the last possible minute to leave his post to take own kids inside. When he returned, the theft had occurred and the thief was nowhere to be seen.
A couple in the 2600 block of North 65th Street reported that between 9:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. someone had broken in to their home and stolen a variety of property. The man had come home from work and entered through the front door, then gone to the kitchen and found the back door kicked in, with splintered pieces wooden door frame and jamb all over the floor of the back hall. He said he looked through the house, found no one there, then went to the three-season room at the rear and found the screen door standing open with a towel stuffed under it to keep it open. Police found two shoe prints on the door near the handle. Most of the rooms and drawers had been rummaged but it appeared that only a television, a digital camera and a jar of coins had been taken.