At 8:35 p.m. Wednesday, two 17-year-old Milwaukee girls were again arrested for criminal trespass at , and one of them also for retail theft after she was seen trying to steal several pairs of jeans from the store.
She returned the jeans when confronted by a store security officer but refused to be detained. Police found her and her companion, who was not suspected of theft, and learned that both had been banned from the mall multiple times.
One girl had five Mayfair bans already in effect, plus three prior arrests for trespassing there in violation of the bans, two arrests for receiving stolen property and one for retail theft.
The other girl had two prior arrests for trespassing in violation of her several and accumulating bans.
An officer noticed that one of the girls was wearing a sweatshirt with the tag still on it. She angrily denied having stolen it, but it was taken from her and kept in evidence.
In other recent incidents:
Two women, co-workers from Mayville and Glendale, reported that some time between 11:30 p.m. Thursday and 1:30 a.m. Friday, while they were at , 10842 Blue Mound Rd., someone smashed windows out of their cars. The Mayville woman reported the loss of a high-quality digital camera and lenses.
Nothing was taken from the other car.
At 5:20 p.m., a Wauwatosa man reported that someone had smashed a window out of his SUV while it was parked at the He said he had been in the store about five minutes and returned to find the damage and a large rock inside his car. He found nothing missing.
At 4:22 p.m., a 54-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for retail theft at , 6700 W. State St., after she was seen trying to steal a package of bacon and a bag of mixed nuts by concealing them in her purse. She was watched because she was recognized from video surveillance recordings as the woman who had done exactly the same thing on March 27.
A resident of the 2300 block of North 117th Street reported her unsecured bicycle stolen from outside the house some time between 3 and 4 p.m.
At 6:37 p.m., a manager at , 3900 N. 124th St., reported that in two separate incidents, counterfeit $100 bills had been passed at the store during April. In one instance caught on camera, on April 15 a man used a phony $100 to buy a $6.99 item at a checkout lane, was given $93.01 in change, then went to the service counter, returned the item and got his $6.99 back as well. Police examined the fake Benjamins and found them both to be genuine $5 bills that had been bleached and reprinted.
A 19-year-old man who now gives an Elm Grove address was arrested again for bail jumping after he was found back at his grandmother’s apartment at the Courtyard Inn, 12250 W. North Ave., in violation of a court order to stay away. He had been arrested there last month for burglarizing a neighbor’s apartment and was also charged then with bail jumping. He was sent to jail again “for safekeeping.” He admitted he had stayed the night with his grandmother because his sister had thrown him out of her residence.
At 11:33 p.m., a resident of the 7500 block of West Wright Street reported that some time in the past two days someone had stolen two bathtubs and two sinks, all made of cast iron, from outside his home where he had placed them during a renovation project. He said he had put them outside between his house and garage and covered them with a tarp, and they were now missing. The fixtures were original to the home from the 1920s.
A resident of the 9500 block of W. Sarasota Place reported that overnight someone broke into his pickup truck and stole the stereo. Police found that the passenger side door lock had been punched out.
At 9:23 p.m., a 15-year-old Milwaukee girl was arrested at , 2882 N. Mayfair Rd., for theft, resisting arrest and escape from custody after she was seen going through lockers and stealing clients’ personal items. An officer found her in a stall in the men’s locker room, trying to hide. She was tracked down there after having been reported going through employee lockers earlier at the Justice store at Mayfair Mall and also at Massage Envy, 2751 N. Mayfair Rd. The girl gave a false name, then resisted the arresting officer, then lied about her juvenile record. At the station, in an attempted booking, she threw herself to the floor and began to curse officers. Eventually, she had to be Tased. She was found to have a warranted for escaping from custody after an earlier arrest.
At 4:04 p.m., two pairs of sunglasses were reported stolen from the store at Mayfair Mall by subjects unknown.
At 3:56 p.m., a 46-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for retail theft at at Mayfair after she was caught trying to steal 23 items of clothing, shoes, cosmetics and jewelry worth a total of $1,914.96 retail value. She told officers she is bi-polar and had forgotten to take her medication that morning. She was driving by the mall, she said, when she got an uncontrollable urge to steal. She had no criminal record and swore she had never before shoplifted.
A Chicago woman reported that a window in her car had been smashed while it was parked in the parking structure at 201 N. Mayfair Rd., and her suitcase and its contents, amounting to all her personal travel items, had been stolen off the back seat.
A resident of the 900 block of North 68th Street reported that overnight someone stole her van out of her driveway. She said the van contained her purse with various ID cards and a credit card, a digital camera and a cast-iron carousel pony that she was restoring. She told officers she always left her only key to the van inside it. The Milwaukee police reported finding the van Tuesday in the 3300 block of West Center Street. The report did not say whether the pony was still on board.
At 6:30 a.m., a foreman for KS Energy Services of New Berlin reported that over the weekend someone had stolen $205,900 worth of metal pipe and valves from a We Energies storage site at 3000 N. 112th St. He said the parts were intended for natural gas pipeline installation along North Mayfair Road and were all custom-made and finished, and were distinctive in color and shape.