Someone made an unusual deposit at Waterstone Bank in Tosa Village, one they won't be getting back but has already accrued some interest.
At 9:05 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to the bank at 7500 W. State St. to take custody of what appeared to be a corner-cut baggie of cocaine that had been found on an office floor.
An assistant manager told officers she had found it between the two chairs in front of her desk, where customers would normally sit, and that she had had no customers yet that morning.
She said there would have been no cleaning people overnight, so the bag must have been dropped there the day before, presumably by a customer.
The white powder did test positive as cocaine and totaled .151 gram. It was marked to be destroyed.
In other recent incidents:
At 6:28 p.m., a 32-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested on a warrant during an investigation of a theft at the Goodwill Industries store, 12121 W. Feerick St., after a loss prevention officer there detained her, saying he had seen her hiding a number of items in here large purse. She had concealed 14 items with a total resale value of $21.36. Police found that there was a South Milwaukee warrant out for her and arrested her as a fugitive. She was reprimanded for the theft.
At about 10 a.m., a 27-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for theft nine blocks east of the Speedway gas station at 6804 W. North Ave., where he had reportedly been seen stealing candy. Police searched him and found a large plastic bag filled with $20.36 worth of candy bars and hard candies.
A resident of the 2600 block of North 72nd Street reported that between 9:30 and 11:35 p.m. someone had entered and searched his unlocked car in front of his home, but said nothing was missing.
A Brookfield woman reported that between 8:15 and 11 a.m., while she was in the West Suburban YMCA, 2420 N. 124th St., someone entered her van and stole her purse. She said that no force was required because the sliding passenger side door does not lock. Her purse had been visible on the floor between the front seats. She said that two purchases and numerous attempted purchases had been made with her credit cards before she could cancel them.
A Hartland man reported that between 7:55 and 9:25 a.m., while he was at a dental appointment at 12217 W. North Ave., someone smashed a window in his company truck and stole his brief case, which contained a large amount of cash, a pair of expensive hearing aids, personal credit cards and a .38-cal. Smith & Wesson revolver, among other things.
At 11:07 p.m., the manager of the Walgreen’s store at 2275 N. Mayfair Rd. reported that an unknown man had swiped three Halloween costumes, hurrying out of the store with them and then jumping into a car and speeding off. One of the costumes was a “bleeding skeleton,” the manager said; the others were unidentified.