Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Girls as young as 11 try to outfit themselves under their own clothing but attract plenty of attention in doing so at the Mayfair Mall store.
It takes something to stand out from the parade of retail theft reports that marches through the weekly police blotter. In this case, tender age. At 4 p.m. Friday, three Milwaukee girls, two of them 12 years old and the third just 11, were arrested for theft from Macy’s at Mayfair Mall after they drew suspicion for randomly selecting clothing without checking prices or sizes. They headed toward the fitting rooms, so a female loss prevention officer was sent to quickly check that the rooms were empty of merchandise. All three girls crowded into the same fitting room. The security agent could see beneath the divider that they were pulling off their pants, pulling on unpaid-for pants, then putting their own back on. They were stopped as they …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Both defendants have extensive criminal backgrounds and pending cases, and one was being sought on a felony warrant for burglary.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Petrie
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Retail theft, even for some repeat offenders, often draws only a municipal citation or at most a low-level criminal misdemeanor charge. But two men arrested over the weekend for thefts at Mayfair Mall are getting the proverbial book thrown at them – in part for what they are accused of stealing but mainly because of their criminal records and current status with the courts. Justin L. Nash, 19 was charged Tuesday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of felony retail theft and one count of felony bail jumping. If convicted, he faces up to 4½ years in prison and $20,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 10:43 p.m. Sunday, with the mall closed except for the AMC Theater, a security officer at Mayfair monitoring …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Suspect, 17, allegedly takes the victim's debit card from the school and goes on a $1,400 spending binge
A 17-year-old Wauwatosa West High School student is facing multiple charges after he allegedly stole a classmate’s debit card, then used it to buy $1,400 in goods from area stores. Job Devonte Ellis, of Milwaukee, was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Saturday with three counts of theft. If convicted, he faces up to 27 months in prison and $30,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On May 16, a West student went to the Wauwatosa Police Department to report his debit card had been stolen from school. He said the card had been in his wallet in a pair of pants above a locker during gym class, and he suspected the card was taken then. The victim told police he suspected Ellis in the theft because he invited him to hang out …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Suspect is caught trying to steal hundreds of dollars worth of goods from two stores in the mall within days of each other.
A Milwaukee woman is facing charges after she was foiled in two large shoplifting capers within days of each other at Mayfair Mall. Star Valerie Sanders, 19, was charged Thursday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with two counts of retail theft. If convicted, she faces up to 18 months in prison and $20,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaints: On Feb. 28, security officers at Macy’s spotted Sanders take a large number of clothing items into the dressing room area, then emerge later with none of the items in her hands. She then went to another department and took 14 infant clothing items and walked back to the changing rooms where she emerged later with none of the items visible. Sanders was stopped at the exit of the store and …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Macy's security officers beaten and bitten in two cases, and reckless escape endangers adjacent neighborhood.
In two incidents less than three hours apart Saturday and another last week, things got dicey at and around Mayfair Mall for police, security officers and even nearby neighbors and unsuspecting drivers. In one incident, a store security employee was badly beaten; in another, a worker at the same store was severely bitten; and the other incident led to thieves racing off on a high-speed escape in which they careened recklessly through residential streets. Here's a rundown on all the activity: Foot chase ends in beating At 2:44 p.m. Saturday, three and a possible fourth suspect escaped after two of them beat and kicked a loss-prevention officer at Macy’s when he tried to stop them in the act of stealing a large amount of clothing. Two men …