The nanny for a family in the 1300 block of North 64th Street reported Thursday that between about 1 and 3:50 p.m. the home was broken into and property stolen.
She told police she had taken the couple’s two children out, and when they returned, she found the side door open. She entered with one of the children but, when she saw that the kitchen window had been smashed in, whisked the child outside and called police.
Officers cleared the home and called the owner, who arrived shortly and walked them through a room by room inventory. Missing were two TV sets, two laptop computers, an e-reader and a video game player.
Officers canvassed the neighborhood and found that several residents had heard noises that could have been related to the burglary but no one investigated or saw anything suspicious.
In other recent incidents:
At 4:10 p.m., two Milwaukee girls, one 14 and one 16, were arrested for theft at Macy’s in Mayfair Mall after they were seen concealing clothing and accessories. The 14-year-old had two shirts and a pair of pants worth $105, and the 16-year-old had a pair of pants plus a shirt and a purse, total $151, that she said she was stealing as gifts for her mother’s birthday.
At 3 p.m., the manager of CVS Pharmacy, 7520 Blue Mound Rd., reported that two men had just stolen three bottles of liquor and fled in a maroon sedan. He got the license number, which police traced to a 1999 Oldsmobile 88. Police were seeking the owner as a suspect.
An accountant at Walmart Market, 3850 N. 124th St. reported that on Wednesday a clerk had inadvertently accepted a $100 bill that proved to be counterfeit, a washed and reprinted $5 bill. The transaction was traced to a woman who bought $5.38 worth of snacks and was given $94.62 change.
An officer of the Guaranty Bank branch at Sentry Foods, 6700 W. State St., reported the discovery that a counterfeit check for $1,572.45 had been passed there in September by a known suspect. Police are seeking the 22-year-old Milwaukee man in the fraud.
A security officer at Sentry Foods reported that a woman had just tried to pass a phony $100 bill. The clerk suspected the bill was counterfeit and confirmed it with a manager, who saw an Abraham Lincoln watermark indicating the bill was a reprinted $5 bill. The woman left hurriedly, and her license number was traced to a Milwaukee owner who claimed she had lent her car to a male friend whom she could not contact.
At 12:30 p.m., an 18-year-old Wauwatosa man was arrested for possession of marijuana at Wauwatosa West High School, where he is a student. An “anonymous and reliable source” reported having seen him drop a small bag of suspected contraband on the floor and pick it up and put it in his pocket. Confronted, the student admitted he had a small bag of pot and said he had bought it that morning from a stranger in the area of North Mayfair Road and West Center Street.
A Franklin woman reported that between 9:35 and 11:30 p.m. her Jeep was broken into while it was parked at 10000 Innovation Drive in Research Park. The driver’s window was smashed and she was missing her iPod, a GPS unit, a pair of sunglasses and a bag of clothes she had just bought at Hollister in Mayfair Mall.
At 10:38 a.m., a 39-year-old Oak Creek woman was arrested for theft at Boston Store in Mayfair Mall. She had a cart with an infant in a carrier across the top and a large Kohl’s bag beneath. She selected a number of baby outfits and carried them to a counter where she made one exchange, but then quickly left without paying for the rest, including also a blender and perfume. The total retail value of the items was $856.50. She was ordered to appear Dec. 4 at the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office for a possible felony theft charge.
At 3:19 a.m., a 26-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, first offense, after he was pulled over for an expired registration in the 11300 block of Blue Mound Road. He registered a .09 blood alcohol concentration on a breath test.
At 6:27 p.m., a 16-year-old Milwaukee boy was arrested for theft at Macy’s after he was seen concealing two pairs of jeans worth $136 retail inside his “Cookie Monster” backpack. A criminal background check showed a record including carrying a concealed weapon, robbery and recklessly endangering safety. The boy was on probation, but when police contacted Juvenile Detention about the arrest they were told not to hold him for it. He was given a municipal citation with bail set at $303 and taken to a bus stop, per his mother’s request.
At 4:37 p.m., a 45-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for shoplifting, receiving stolen property, obstruction and as a fugitive at Boston Store after she tried to conceal and leave with two bottles of cologne worth $110. When she was further searched, she was found to also have four more bottles of cologne worth $216 taken from Abercrombie & Fitch. She gave a false name – her sister’s – in an attempt to avoid arrest on an outstanding Wauwatosa retail theft warrant. She was found out when she couldn’t give her sister’s correct age. The woman has 14 prior retail theft arrests on her record, eight convictions, and four prior convictions for obstruction, and is on probation. The probation office declined to put a hold on her. She was released with an order to appear Wednesday at the DA’s office for possible charging. When a Wauwatosa officer appeared for the hearing, he found that probation had in fact put out a new warrant based on the new arrest, and when the suspect appeared, she was taken back to the Wauwatosa police station on that count, then back downtown to jail.
At 1:50 p.m., a 23-year-old Janesville woman was arrested for theft after she fled from Victoria’s Secret at Mayfair Mall with stolen merchandise including a sweatsuit and numerous pairs of underwear. She was caught in the parking lot by a patrol officer. She said that a friend, a Watertown man waiting for her in the parking lot, had her identification, and he was contacted. But when he was identified, police found he had an extensive and violent record of felonies including numerous drug arrests. He was instructed to leave the property.
The manager of Speedway gas at 6804 W. North Ave. reported that a low cigarette inventory prompted him to do video review, during which he found that on Nov. 17 a man had slipped into his stock room and stolen five cartons, worth $64 each.
Two 11-year-old boys, one from Wauwatosa and one from Milwaukee, were arrested for vandalism after they admitted having spray-painted vulgar graffiti on the walls of Jefferson Elementary School. One made the mistake of spelling out a friend’s name, and his mother named her son’s sometimes friend as a likely suspect. Police found him at Longfellow Middle School, where he confessed and in turn implicated the Milwaukee boy, who also confessed. They also admitted to an earlier incident of the same nature at Jefferson.
A Waukesha man reported that between 1 and 3 p.m. someone entered his car in the parking lot of Mayfair Mall and stole a laptop computer and bag, a digital camera and a GPS unit. The owner said he believed the car was locked, but there was no sign of forced entry.