The Wauwatosa police probably have better things to do with their time, but at least they were able to end this incident report with a firm notation of "Case Closed."
At 7:34 a.m. Sunday, a resident of the 800 block of North 112th Street called police to report that a woman who had spent the night with him after he picked her up at the , 11811 Blue Mound Rd., had stolen $5,100 from him.
He told police he kept the cash in a canister and he had found it empty after the woman left.
The woman was found at the motel but she denied taking his money – except the $100 she had accepted for services rendered – and a thorough search of her room did not turn it up.
The man called police later to say that he had found the money hidden in his fireplace. He said he had been intoxicated and had forgotten where he put it.
In other incidents:
Police are seeking a known suspect in what started as a domestic dispute and turned into a strong-arm robbery outside at Mayfair Mall. Officers arrived about 6:45 p.m. to take the statement of a Milwaukee woman who said that she and her boyfriend, a 19-year-old Milwaukee man, began arguing and then, after they left the store, he choked her and stole her purse.
At 11:46 p.m., a patrol officer conducting a security check at , 3000 N. 114th St., spotted two men loading scrap metal from bins. The two men, both from Milwaukee, one 48 and one 29 years old, were arrested for felony theft and trespassing after a company manager estimated the value of the steel they had already loaded at more than $2,500.
At 9:45 p.m., a Madison woman reported that her wallet had been stolen from her purse while she was at restaurant in , and that her credit cards had been used to rack up $4,634.51 in fraudulent charges in just half an hour at a number of West Allis stores.
At 8:55 p.m., a Sussex woman reported that while she was at , 2201 N. Mayfair Rd., someone had broken into her car by smashing a window and had stolen her purse, which had been hidden under the front seat.
At 6:50 p.m., an 18-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for theft after she left in Mayfair Mall without paying for a wallet and a number of pieces of jewelry, together worth $81.
At 4:39 p.m., a 39-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for theft after she tried to steal two bottles of vodka from , 6950 W. State St. She was also found to have an outstanding warrant for theft through the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department.
At 3:52 p.m., a 47-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for theft after she left Macy’s at Mayfair without paying for $275 worth of clothing and jewelry.
At 2:59 p.m., Macy’s security reported that a man had just fled from the store with seven Ralph Lauren Polo knit hats together worth $276.
At 2:27 p.m., police were called to the Carmelite Home for Boys, 1214 Kavanaugh Pl., to arrest a 15-year-old for disorderly conduct after he refused to give up a cigar he had been smoking inside the facility and then fought with a staff member who tried to take it away. The same boy had been arrested twice last Tuesday for battery and disorderly conduct.
At 2:08 a.m., a 19-year-old woman, a 25-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl, all from Wauwatosa, were arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at the , 115 N. Mayfair Rd., after police were called to investigate a strong odor of marijuana pervading the building.
A resident of the 5900 block of West Wisconsin Avenue reported that some time between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. someone had broken out a window in his truck and stolen a GPS unit while the vehicle was parked in front of his home.
At 4:10 p.m., a 22-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for theft at , 3201 N. Mayfair Rd., after she concealed and tried to leave without paying for a wide variety of store items worth $124.87.
At 3:20 p.m., police arrested a 20-year-old Milwaukee man for substantial battery, criminal damage to property, possession of marijuana and a violation of probation after he beat up a female acquaintance at Days Inn, 11811 Blue Mound Rd., and then tried to flee. A plain-clothes Milwaukee County deputy happened to be there serving papers and he stopped the suspect in his tracks with his Taser.
At 3:01 p.m., a resident of the 2700 block of North 75th Street reported that some time since 8 a.m. her apartment had been broken into. She found the door open and a bedroom window broken, and four television sets, two DVD player, cash and a bottle of brandy stolen.
At 2:54 p.m., a 24-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested at the store in Mayfair Mall after she tried to steal four pairs of jeans worth $486. Three of the articles were damaged and could not be resold because she ripped them in removing security sensors.
The custodian at , 1717 Church St., reported that some time since Nov. 27, someone had tried unsuccessfully to break in to the building and had done considerable damage to two doors by trying to pry them open.