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Police Reports: Woman Encounters Cross-Dressing Interloper in Office

She unlocks early in the morning to find stranger lying on the floor behind her desk.

A woman who had only been on her new job for a week got a shock when she unlocked her office in the morning and found a strange man inside.

At 7:12 a.m. Wednesday, a Greenfield woman who works at the building at 10437 Innovation Drive reported that when she entered her office, she found a man lying in the narrow space between her desk and the wall.

She yelled and ran out of the office to find help, then saw the man leave her office and walk toward an exit.

She told police the man appeared to be wearing a full-length black dress, leading her to believe he was a cross-dresser.

She said that the office door had been locked when she arrived and nothing was disturbed. Police found no signs of a forced entry, and it was not known whether the man had been sleeping or lying in wait.

In other recent incidents:

Thursday

At 3:28 p.m., a 20-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for theft at at after he ripped security sensors off three pairs of jeans and four polo shirts, put on all the shirts and one pair of the jeans under his own, concealed the other jeans in his coat and tried to walk out of the store without being noticed. The total retail value of the damaged goods was $431.

Wednesday

A 20-year-old Wauwatosa man was arrested and jailed in Marinette County after he first caused a domestic disturbance here in a home in the 1700 block of Alta Vista Avenue, then eluded Wauwatosa police in a .6-mile car chase. He later bought gas in Brown County with a stolen credit card and led a state trooper on another chase all the way across Brown and Manitowoc counties, eluding him as well. He was then spotted in a restaurant in Marinette County and led police on an hours-long foot chase before being tracked down and arrested.

At 3:25 p.m., an employee at in Mayfair Mall reported that a woman had just made a purchase with what turned out to be a counterfeit $100 bill. She selected lingerie and asked to sign up for a “points card,” and appeared unconcerned when employees suspected the authenticity of the bill. The clerks accepted the payment anyway.

At 10:46 a.m., a 20-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for theft at Mayfair Mall after he was seen taking items from the From the Locker Room kiosk while it was unattended.

At 12:57 a.m., four youths were arrested for underage drinking after a traffic stop for speeding. An officer saw their car approaching his position on Blue Mound Road near Glenview Avenue at 42 mph in a 30-mph zone and pulled them over in the 300 block of Ravenswood Circle. There were five young men and boys in the car, all of whom admitted to drinking. One Wauwatosa 17-year-old, however, registered .00 on a breath test and was released. The driver, a Wauwatosa 17-year-old, blew only a .035 BAC and was not arrested for operating under the influence. His other passengers, all of whom also registered significant blood alcohol levels, were a 17-year-old from Milwaukee and a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old from Wauwatosa.

Tuesday

At 7:23 p.m., Wauwatosa police were called to at Mayfair to arrest an employee for defrauding the store. The 23-year-old Milwaukee woman had been processing fraudulent returns for friends and the transactions had been observed on video surveillance.

At 2:27 p.m., a Portage man staying at , 11121 W. North Ave., reported that some time since 10:30 p.m. Monday someone had smashed in the window of his car. He did not find that anything was missing.

At 1 p.m., a 13-year-old Wauwatosa girl was arrested at , 11100 W. Center St., for underage drinking after another student reported to a guidance counselor that the girl had a water bottle filled with some kind of liquor and had been drinking from it. Police administered a breath test and she registered a .067 blood alcohol content.

At 12:30 p.m., a 15-year-old Wauwatosa girl was cited for habitual truancy after missing eight of the first 11 days of the semester at without excuse. She was picked up from home and taken back to school. The girl’s mother was also at the home but refused to talk to police and shut the door in an officer’s face.

At 9 a.m., a Pittsburgh, PA, man reported that overnight someone had smashed his car window while he was staying at the , 10499 Innovation Dr., and stolen a $2,000 self-contained breathing mask such as is used by firefighters and mine workers. The victim works for Mine Safety Appliances and had many other pieces of expensive equipment in his car, none of which were touched. Two other vehicles at the hotel, one owned by a Downers Grove, IL, man, and another rented by a man from Great Britain, were also broken into and rummaged through, but they contained nothing of value and nothing was taken.

At 2:18 a.m., a 35-year-old Wauwatosa woman was arrested for drunken driving, first offense, after a caller reported her driving recklessly on West North Avenue near North 88th Street. She was pulled over in the 6900 block of North Avenue. She had two open bottles of beer in the car and performed poorly on a sobriety test. She refused a breath test. She was later taken to Froedtert Hospital on an emergency mental health detention after she made suicidal statements in a holding cell.

Monday

At 3:15 p.m., a 14-year-old Wauwatosa boy was arrested at Wauwatosa East High School for stealing an iPod from another student.

At 1:22 p.m., a 19-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for theft at Macy’s after he put on five shirts and a pair of jeans under his own clothes and left the store. The total retail value of his selections was $510.50.

At 9:50 a.m., a 16-year-old Milwaukee girl was arrested for disorderly conduct at after she sprayed pepper spray into another student’s gym locker. Four students reported coughing, sore throats, watery eye and runny noses, but none were having trouble breathing and all declined medical attention.

At 10:47 a.m., a 17-year-old Wauwatosa girl was cited for habitual truancy from East High after she missed nine of the first 10 days of the semester. 

Sunday

At 9:50 p.m., a Milwaukee woman reported that some time since 8 p.m. her car had been broken into while she was at , 2201 N. Mayfair Rd., and her purse had been stolen from it.

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