Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Oak Creek police ordered patrol watches at Asian restaurants following three burglaries in two nights. Police are also investigating burglaries at a pair of Drexel Ave. businesses the same weekend.
Oak Creek police are investigating a string of burglaries that include incidents at three Asian restaurants. Panda Gourmet, Lotus and Yen Hwa Chinese Restaurant were broken into in a two-night span May 11 and 12. Police are also investigating burglaries at a pair of businesses on Drexel Avenue near Howell—CR Electric, 330 W. Drexel Ave., and Roth Heating, 400 W. Drexel Ave.—that happened the same weekend. According to the Oak Creek Police Department logbook: Panda Gourmet, 8880 S. Howell Ave., and Lotus, 9011 S. Howell Ave., were burglarized after closing about 10 p.m. May 11. Employees at each business discovered hundreds of dollars missing from cash registers. It's believed doors were forced open in each incident. Cash was also stolen …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Oak Creek police are investigating a burglary at Di Carlo and Family Vision, which share a building at 8469 S. Howell Ave.
Update 6:55 p.m. March 6: The amount of money stolen from di Carlo was not as much as originally reported—it was actually about $4,800. Read more in an update posted March 6. Oak Creek police are trying to determine who forced their way into Trattoria di Carlo in the overnight hours Thursday and stole between $15,000 and $20,000 in cash. According to a police report, officers arrived just after 9 a.m. Friday and found four cash registers removed, emptied and stacked in the main entry. An office in the restaurant, 8469 S. Howell Ave., was also ransacked. Police say the person or people responsible for the burglary entered by forcing open the main doors. They also jimmied open the doors of Family Vision, in the same building, and took about…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Speeds reached 100 miles per hour as officers pursued a suspect, who remains at large, on I-94.
A burglary suspect led Oak Creek police on a high-speed chase Wednesday afternoon and is still at large after officers terminated the pursuit near the airport. According to an Oak Creek police report: An officer responding to an alarm at CSM Bakery Supplies, 7350 S. 10th St., just before 4 p.m. saw a vehicle flee the scene at a high rate of speed. The officer pursued the vehicle, which went through a red light at 10th Street and Rawson Avenue, drove over a median, headed west on Rawson and got onto northbound I-94. The vehicle weaved in and out of heavy traffic. The officer went about 100 miles per hour trying to catch up before police called off the pursuit at 4:06 p.m. near the airport exit. The vehicle continued northbound and was seen …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The 23-year-old Oak Creek woman admitted stealing money and pills from residents of a West Allis senior living facility.
A judge has ordered probation for an Oak Creek woman convicted of stealing money and pills from residents of a West Allis nursing home. Jessica Ann Kroon, 23, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years of probation after pleading guilty to two felony counts of burglary. A third count was dismissed as part of a plea deal. If she violates the terms of her probation, there is a prison sentence waiting for her. Kroon was arrested in May after admitting to taking money from the rooms of a 91-year-old man and a woman suffering from dementia at Village of Manor Park. According to a criminal complaint, the man agreed to let staff put a hidden camera in his room after he reported $400 stolen from a lockbox. Several days later, he reported another $100 missing …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Police did not have any initial suspects in connection with a burglary Friday near Forest Hill and Pennsylvania avenues.
Oak Creek police say someone forced their way into a home in the 2800 block of E. Emily Avenue and stole a flat-screen television and a Playstation. According to a police report, a woman called 911 about 8 p.m. Friday after finding an open garage door and broken window and realizing the house had been burglarized. After a police canine found no one inside, officers and the resident went in and discovered the TV and video game system stolen. The master bedroom was also rummaged through, according to the report. Police say the person or people got into the house by kicking in a door to enter the garage and then kicking in another door leading from the garage to the home. A neighbor told police she heard "a lot of banging" at the house …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Police say someone broke into a home in the 100 block of E. Pine Hollow Lane through the bedroom window Saturday.
An unknown person entered a bedroom window and stole numerous items from a residence in the 100 block of E. Pine Hollow Lane, near Drexel and Howell avenues. Police say the home was entered sometime between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Missing from the residence were video game equipment, two laptops, a suitcase and clothes, an air traffic control scanner and an iPad, according to a police report. The report indicates the total loss could be in the $3,000 range. Police did not immediately have any suspects. Neighbors told officers they did not see anything.
Friday, January 4, 2013
A United States-hating employee of a business in Mitchell International Airport is suspected of stealing the money and fleeing to Turkey.
Authorities are investigating an incident in which a foreigner with a deep-seated hatred of the United States working at Mitchell International Airport allegedly stole more than $20,000 from a safe there. According to search warrant documents filed in Milwaukee County Circuit Courts, Milwaukee County sheriff's deputies were called to the airport on Dec. 8 after an employee of HMS Host reported someone broke into safes and made off with $20,235 in cash. A red wire cutter was left behind at the scene and a fingerprint found on it was traced back to an employee. The employee was interviewed by deputies about the incident and was unable to provide adequate information on his whereabouts at the time of the burglary, despite two US Airways …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Someone entered through an unlocked sliding patio door and stole video game systems, an iPad 2 and silverware and knife sets, according to a police report.
Residents of an Oak Creek apartment lost items totaling $1,700 in value in a burglary Saturday night. According to an Oak Creek police report, an unknown person(s) entered the apartment, in the 100 block of W. Oak Leaf Drive, sometime between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. through an unlocked sliding patio door on the balcony. Stolen from the residence were two video game systems, video game equipment, an iPad 2 and silverware and knife sets, according to the report. Police are still investigating.
Friday, December 7, 2012
34-year-old South Milwaukee man is accused of helping his friend steal from his employer, then stealing a credit card from his wife's friend.
A 34-year-old South Milwaukee man is accused of multiple crimes including concocting a fake break-in at his employer so a friend could steal money. James J. Taracek was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Thursday with conspiracy to commit burglary, theft and unauthorized use of personal identification. If convicted, he faces up to 11 years in prison and $45,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: An employee at P&J Bathroom Specialists, 6968 S. 13th St., called police Sept. 23 after finding a smashed window. When other employees looked around the business, they found money had been stolen from a safe, as well as some fixtures. When officers examined the smashed window, they discovered it was too small for someone to fit …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Video game systems, video games, computers and cell phones were stolen from a residence on Wildwood Drive. Police did not find signs of forced entry.
Video game systems, video games, two computers, cell phones and a new iPod were among the electronics stolen in an apartment burglary in the 8000 block of S. Wildwood Drive. Police say someone broke into the apartment, in the Apartment Homes of Wildwood complex, between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. An 18-year-old woman told police she didn't notice anything missing until her brother returned home and found his Playstation 3 was stolen, as was an Xbox, seven video games and cell phone from his room. The woman then realized she also had many items stolen, including a laptop, cell phone, iPod, camera and diamond bracelet, according to a police report. The residents did not have renter's insurance, according to the report. Police checked…