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Police Reports: Pharmacy Comes Up Short of Oxycontin

Walgreens delivery of drugs missing a bottle of powerful narcotic tablets, and pharmacist is sure it was stolen in transit.

At 1:41 p.m. Thursday, the pharmacist at the Walgreens store at 6600 W. State St. called police to report that a delivery of Schedule II narcotics was missing one 100-tablet bottle of Oxycontin in a powerful 40mg dosage.

He said his staff told him that the shipment had been delivered by a different driver than usual. He checked with the supplier, who, he said, assured him that the company's redundant shipping procedures had accounted for every bottle packed.

The pharmacist demonstrated to officers how it was possible to pry up one or the other end of the plastic totes the drugs are delivered in without breaking the tape “seal” across the middle of the tote.

The missing narcotics were valued at $846.

In other recent incidents:

Monday

A Milwaukee woman reported that between 11:15 p.m. and 12:25 a.m. someone smashed her car window in the parking lot of Mo’s Irish Pub, 10842 Blue Mound Rd., and stole her work bag, containing personal items and medical equipment. A co-worker of hers saw a person run to a car and speed off, and she was able to get a license number. But after police learned that the victim had called almost immediately to cancel her credit cards only to find that one of them had already been used twice, they believed that the break-in had occurred earlier and the other car was likely not involved.

Sunday

At 8:15 p.m., police were called to Mayfair Mall on a report from mall security of several subjects stealing merchandise from multiple kiosks. Three suspects were recorded on video taking curling irons from Love Your Hair and unidentified items from Proactive Skin Care. They were also seen behind the Verizon kiosk and lifting the covers of others. None of the kiosk owners agreed to come to the mall to take stock that night. The suspects were seen leaving in a blue Ford Explorer, and a license number was recorded. The owner, a Milwaukee woman, claimed she had rented the vehicle to a man whose full name, address or phone number she did not know.

At 6:32 a.m., an employee at Denny’s, 11155 W. North Ave., reported that six people had run out of the restaurant without paying their $43 bill.

Friday

A Franklin woman reported that at about 6:15 p.m., while she was playing arcade games with her boyfriend at Dave & Buster’s, 2201 N. Mayfair Rd., someone stole her purse, which she had set down on a console next to her. There is no video surveillance in the game area and police have no suspects or evidence.

At 10:30 a.m., Wauwatosa police found a car parked in the 7600 block of Hillcrest Drive that had been reported stolen in Milwaukee. The car’s steering column had been stripped and hotwired.

Last Wednesday

A 19-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for employee fraud after managers found that she had been marking down or giving away clothing in her job as a clerk at Boston Store in Mayfair Mall. Management was aware of two instances; the woman actually admitted to three, in which an acquaintance of hers, her brother’s barber, had come in and asked if he could “get the hook-up on clothes.” She gave him unauthorized markdown of as much as 80 percent and sometimes charged nothing, costing the business more than $750 in retail sales value.

At 1:32 p.m., a 23-year-old Menomonee Falls woman and a 31-year-old Riviera Beach, FL, man were arrested for theft from Best Buy, 2421 N. Mayfair Rd. Police were called for a theft in progress but arrived to find the suspects just driving away. The tried to evade officers but were pulled over on the northbound Hwy. 45 ramp off West North Avenue. Two stolen video games were found under the seat, along with a trove of heroin paraphernalia. The woman admitted being an addict and to stealing to support her drug use. At the store, managers related how they had seen her stuffing her purse with video games and waiting with her friend – he proved to be the father of her 16-month-old child, of whom he has custody because of her drug abuse – while he bought a game. Store security staff planned to stop her as soon as she walked past the checkout, but she ran, then fell and dropped her purse, which contained seven video games. The woman also had three warrants for her arrest in Hartland, and was delivered to officers from that department when no one would post bail for her.

Police were seeking a known suspect in the theft of a cell phone from an employee of Days Inn motel, 11811 Blue Mound Rd., while she was working at the lobby counter. The child of a relative of hers had been playing with her phone and put it down. On video, a known guest of the motel is seen grabbing the phone and sticking it in his pocket. The suspect, who has a long criminal history, could not be located at either of his last two reported addresses and is still being sought.

At 9:51 a.m., police were called to the 8000 block of Woodland Avenue on a report of a parked vehicle left running and arrested the driver, an 18-year-old Milwaukee woman, on suspicion of drunken driving, first offense. Officers found the car with both right wheels up on the curb and the woman slumped between the driver’s door and the steering wheel, asleep. An officer shouted at her but could not wake her. When he opened her door, she did awake, and promptly floored her gas pedal. She offered the officer $20 and said, “This should take care of it,” then offered more money when he refused. The officer again declined and asked for her license, but she continued counting out money. The woman performed poorly on field sobriety tests and blew a .14 blood alcohol concentration on a breath test.

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