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Residents Wake Up To Intruder in Bedroom

Police arrested a 17-year-old boy after surrounding him in a marshy area near Puetz Road and 27th Street. The boy told police he thought he was in a friend's house.

An Oak Creek couple woke up to an intruder in their bedroom early Friday morning, which led to the arrest of a 17-year-old boy in a marshy area near Puetz Road.

According to an report:

A 30-year-old man woke up just after midnight when an unknown person grabbed his leg. The man started screaming and locked the bedroom door while his wife called 911. The boy fled the house.

As police cleared the residence, an officer saw the boy running south of the home. Police set up a perimeter in the residents' neighborhood, near 27th Street and Puetz Road.

A police K-9 picked up a scent north of Puetz Road. Officers then found the boy in a marshy area about 20 feet away from the road and commanded him to give up or be apprehended by the K-9. The boy was taken into custody without incident.

The 17-year-old told police he thought he was in a friend's house, saying he got turned around. He said it didn't feel right, and ran from police because he got scared.

He was barefoot when police arrested him; his shoes were found on the residents' dryer.

Police cited him for underage drinking and are seeking state charges of criminal trespassing, resisting/obstructing officers and criminal damage.

Nothing was stolen from the home. A kitchen window was broken in the incident, with damage estimated at $50.

Mark B August 20, 2012 at 08:05 PM
So he typically visits his friend's house by breaking in the kitchen window to gain access? I call B.S. The kid is lucky he didn't get shot.
Brenda M August 20, 2012 at 08:26 PM
I think he did think it was his friends house why else would he grab the guys leg. He thought it was his friend. He also is lucky he didn't get shot.
Rose J August 20, 2012 at 08:41 PM
I always leave my shoes on the dryer when visiting a friend's house. Too bad the guy was too caught off guard and did not just shoot him. They had to waste our tax payer dollars to find and prosecute him.
oak creek resident August 21, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Yes, the kid is lucky he didn't get shot. In this case, I don't think he meant to harm anyone. Remember what the article said, "he was arrested for underage drinking". He made a bad, bad mistake with equally stupid actions that he now will have consequences for. I'm glad he is alive to face them. I'm sorry for the homeowners. it must have been a terrifying experience.
This is The Real Story! August 21, 2012 at 06:18 PM
I am one of the Victim's of the Invasion and this story is the furthest from the truth. If that is what the police report stated then we need some real help with law enforcement in this city. This is the real story about the so called "Kid". He drove up here in his truck from Wind Point to visit a girl he was texting that night. When arriving at the girls house he was greeted by the father of the girl. The "kid then ran off into the night. He then first tried to break into our neighbors house threw the garage. He was able to break into the garage window and tried prying the service door into the home with a pry bar. When unsuccessful with that he tried several other window in the neighbors house. Then this is where the story starts with my house. He broke the screen above the kitchen sink and jimmied the window lock open. He then tried his hardest to put the screen back in place to cover up his point of entry. Before coming upstairs in our bedroom he first made a pit stop in our basement where he opened the window by an unused dyer and left his sneaker perfectly side by side just below the opened window(escape route?). He then proceeded up two flights of stairs to our bedroom door. What is creepier, is he unlocked our bedroom door with a tool of some sort. He was at the foot of the bed and went to grab my wife and grabbed my foot instead. When he saw there was a man in bed it scared the *** out of him. He then took running. My wife woke to the man running out.
This is The Real Story! August 21, 2012 at 07:09 PM
He was out to harm someone. He blew a .09 far from enough to say he was drunk and was at the wrong house. How do you explain the prior attempt to break in the neighbors house minutes prior? He forgot to tell the cops about that...
This is The Real Story! August 21, 2012 at 07:13 PM
He left the shoes on an unused dryer in the basement, just under the window he opened to escape threw. That Question was asked to the officers and the owner of the house would of been arrested for murder and would be up to a jury to say it was self defense. If no weapon was found on the intruder then the home owner could be convicted of murder, this is the world we live in(SAD)...
John B August 28, 2012 at 04:24 PM
That kid was lucky he didn't get shot. There was a home invasion in West Bend earlier this year, where a 20 y/o kid broke into someone's home to hide from police. He was shot dead by the owner. The new castle law protected the owner from prosecution. Had the owner in this case killed this intruder, he would've been protected by same law. The comment posted to the contrary was wrong.
Dennis J September 04, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Is this the reason you are selling the house?

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