Thursday, April 4, 2013
A Milwaukee teenager was arrested at the Wauwatosa Kmart, and investigators learned she's already been in the court system more than once.
A 17-year-old Milwaukee girl charged with theft from a Wauwatosa department store now has three such cases pending at the state level, court records show. Ebony Champaigne Dancer was charged Friday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with retail theft as a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to nine months in jail. At 9:29 p.m. Thursday, Dancer was arrested for theft and bail jumping at Kmart, 3201 N. Mayfair Rd., after she tried to leave the store with seven items worth $104 hidden in her purse, which contained a foil-lined booster bag. She had been spotted concealing the merchandise, according to a criminal complaint. Dancer told police she was planning to sell the items for cash. A record check showed she already had two pending retail …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Mirroring a trend seen across the nation, the Kmart in Wauwatosa is seeing anonymous people donating money towards random layaways.
Some anonymous shoppers at Kmart in Wauwatosa are not only shopping for themselves, but also secretly donating money to a random customer’s layaway balance. Mirroring a trend seen around the nation, the so-called “Layaway Angels” are popping up in Wauwatosa, where a handful of angels have donated money for the cause, said Kevin Sanders, manager of the Kmart off Mayfair Road. Though Sanders could not give an exact number of how many angels he has seen or a total amount donated thus far, he said the layaway department has seen a great deal of kindness. “To keep the program in the spirit of the season and purpose we try to keep a hands-off approach,” Sanders said. The Angel Program allows people to anonymously give money towards a random …
Monday, April 11, 2011
Wauwatosa police officer views surveillance video after theft and sees some very familiar faces.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jim Price
Monday, April 11, 2011
A Wauwatosa police officer got a surprise Friday when he was called to the Walgreens store at 10800 W. Capitol Drive at 2:25 p.m. on a complaint that a man and a woman had left with merchandise — toys, diapers and candy — they had not paid for. The officer interviewed witnesses and then asked to see the store's surveillance video footage. He wrote in his report that when shown the video, he recognized the suspects as “positively the same two subjects that I had arrested a short while earlier.” A very short while. The same two people, driving the same car, had just two hours earlier been arrested for theft at the Kmart store at 3201 N. Mayfair Rd. At 12:15 p.m., an 18-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for theft and battery and a 30-year-…