Sunday, November 18, 2012
Two businesses in the WJ-Kuhn anchored building on Howell Avenue suffered losses.
Two businesses in a multi-tenant building on Howell Avenue suffered losses in a burglary last week. Sometime between 9 a.m. Monday and 11 a.m. Tuesday, an unknown person or persons broke into Mail Truck Model A and Cutest Kids Consignment and stole cash, according to an Oak Creek police report. About $600 was stolen from the cash drawer at Mail Truck and about $200 from Cutest Kids Consignment, according to the report. Those stores are in the 8500 block of S. Howell Avenue next to WJ Kuhn and HK Graphics. Nothing was missing from the other businesses, police said. Police were reviewing surveillance video and still investigating.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Someone broke into the business early Sunday morning and stole cell phones, according to police.
Oak Creek police found a back window smashed and discovered cell phones stolen from Advanced Technologies, an AT&T retailer at 8241 S. Howell Ave., early Sunday morning. Police were notified about 5:15 a.m. that a commercial burglary alarm was sounding at the business' back door, according to a police report. An officer arrived and found broken glass from a window on the door. After clearing the building, police found that a suspect or suspects had climbed a back display wall into the storage room. A representative from the business told police that up to six Smartphones were stolen. The suspects also tore the alarm panel and wireless connection off the walls, according to the police report. Police were checking into surveillance video …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Jessica Ann Kroon, 23, faces up to 15 years in prison for stealing from residents at a West Allis senior living facility while she was employed there.
An Oak Creek woman accused of burglarizing elderly residents while working at a senior living facility has reached a plea deal with prosecutors. Jessica Ann Kroon, 23, pleaded guilty in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Monday to two counts of burglary. As part of the deal, a third count of burglary against Kroon was dismissed. According to the criminal complaint: West Allis police were called to Village of Manor Park on March 8 after a woman suffering from dementia reported money possibly stolen. An envelope with about $1,200 was missing, though she couldn't remember if she gifted it or if someone took it. On April 14, a 91-year-old man living at the center reported money and Hydrocodone pills missing. The victim said he took $500 out of the…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Police are investigating a break-in at a home under construction on E. Forest Hill Avenue.
Someone kicked in the door of an under-construction home on E. Forest Hill Avenue and stole $10,000 worth of copper pipe and electrical wire. In addition, construction materials valued at about $1,800 and an $800 generator were stolen from the garage, according to an Oak Creek police report. The theft happened sometime between 3 p.m. Sept. 30 and 5:15 p.m. Saturday. A police canine was brought in to search an open field behind the house but did not find any evidence. Officers also checked with neighbors, with negative results. Police did not have any suspects.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Police are investigating a break-in at Hein Electric Supply Co. over the weekend of Sept. 21.
Cash, computer monitors and more were stolen in a burglary of Hein Electric Supply Co., 6968 S. 13th St., over the weekend of Sept. 21. According to an Oak Creek police report: The general manager arrived the morning of Sept. 24 to find the front window broken and door kicked in. He left immediately, called police and waited outside for officers to arrive. Investigators found that suspects entered two offices and took three computer monitors, three VHS tapes and a faucet. The suspects also pried open a file cabinet and took a cash box containing about $280. Police also later found the suspects stole and cashed three checks. Damage to the window and file cabinet was estimated at a total of $400 to $500. Police are still investigating.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A wireless security system monitor was stolen in a burglary Sunday near Pennsylvania and Forest Hill avenues.
A resident returned home Sunday night to find his patio door smashed and a wireless security system monitor stolen. According to an Oak Creek police report, an unknown person smashed the glass door sometime between 10 a.m. and 10:45 p.m. The monitor, valued at $200, was the only item taken. Much of the house, near Pennsylvania and Forest Hill avenues, was untouched except for an upstairs bedroom, where dressers and closets were ransacked. Police did not immediately have a suspect and are still investigating.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Someone broke into Mega Discount Nursery late Sunday night and stole a safe containing thousands of dollars, police say.
Someone broke into Mega Discount Nursery, 1901 E. Rawson Ave., and took a safe containing $2,500 to $3,000 in cash, according to an Oak Creek police report. A surveillance video showed a male with his face covered enter the business by unknown means about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and remove the safe, according to the report. The person appeared to be aware of surveillance camera locations, police said. Officers found no signs of forced entry. The store's alarm was turned off due to a malfunction earlier in the day. Police are still investigating.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Someone entered a man's residence in the 8300 block of S. Yorkshire Drive sometime Tuesday. Police did not find any signs of forced entry.
An Xbox 360 and a video game was taken during a burglary Tuesday near Chicago Road and Forest Hill Avenue. According to an Oak Creek police report: Someone entered the residence between 4:45 and 10 p.m. Tuesday. Police did not find any signs of forced entry, though the resident said a window was cracked open and he wasn't sure if he locked it prior to the burglary. Later the next day, the resident told police he saw the people he suspects broke into his home drive by. He said he is afraid to leave his home and go to work and requested extra patrols near his residence.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Between three and four people entered the business just after midnight Sunday and stole a snow blower, air compressor and power washer, according to police.
Police say three or four people entered Gastrau's Golf Center, 1300 E. Rawson Ave., just after midnight Monday and took a snow blower, air compressor and power washer. They used a crowbar, which was found at the scene, to force open a garage door, according to the Oak Creek Police Department logbook. In addition to the items stolen, several more items — including a lawnmower, a steel door and doorknobs — were damaged. Officers processed the scene for fingerprints and were still investigating. Gastrau's was also broken into in 2010, leading to charges of burglary and arson for a 48-year-old Milwaukee man.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Police are still investigating the burglary, which happened in the 8000 block of W. Wildwood Drive. Police were also called to a garage burglary the same afternoon.
A resident in the 8000 block of S. Wildwood Drive returned home Monday afternoon to find his patio door open and items missing from his apartment, according to an Oak Creek police report. Police say the burglary happened between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. An Xbox, video games, $35 in coins and stainless steel plates were missing from the apartment. Officers processed the home for evidence but did not locate any fingerprints. No other residents in the apartment complex saw anything, according to the report. The resident identified three possible suspects. Police were still investigating. Officers also responded to a garage burglary in the 1700 block of W. Timber Ridge Drive about 2:15 p.m. Monday. An entertainment center, a marble night stand and a…