Friday, January 11, 2013
A witness saw a striped sports car flee the scene after discovering his vehicle was broken into Monday night.
At least two people in a striped sports car are believed to be responsible for breaking into several cars Monday night at the Ryan Road Park-and-Ride. According to an Oak Creek police report, a witness arrived at the parking lot just before midnight and saw the sports car parked next to his vehicle. A man leaned over to the witness' driver's side, but upon seeing the witness got into the passenger side of the sports car, which then fled the scene, according to the report. Police discovered at least four vehicles at the park-and-ride were entered. Windows on the vehicles were smashed and the cars rummaged through, but not a lot, if any, items were missing, police said. The suspect vehicle was described as a gray or dark-colored sports car …
Friday, December 14, 2012
A 17-year-old boy admitted to breaking into unlocked vehicles near the 6900 block of S. 20th St., according to an Oak Creek police report.
Oak Creek police arrested a 17-year-old boy for breaking into cars near an apartment complex early Wednesday morning. According to a police report: Officers were called to the 6900 block of S. 20th St. about 1:30 a.m. after a witness saw a person walking around a parking lot "looking like he is trying to break into vehicles." When police arrived, the 17-year-old tried running away but was taken into custody. The boy admitted stealing items from unlocked vehicles in the parking lot, near the Timber Ridge Apartments. Police arrested him for theft and criminal trespassing. The 17-year-old entered at least two vehicles, and possibly more. Officers recovered two GPS units and a car stereo.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Between Wednesday and Thursday, at least six vehicles were rummaged through.
The Oak Creek Police Department responded to a half-dozen reports of car break-ins between Wednesday and Thursday morning. According to the department logbook: Four vehicles on the south end of town were entered in the overnight hours Wednesday. Residents said their cars were rummaged through; in one instance, medication was taken. The break-ins occurred in the 10400 block of S. Bridgewater Drive, the 1000 block of E. Meadowview Drive, the 3300 block of E. Elm Road and the 9700 block of S. Jasper Street. Residents in those areas requested extra patrols. Two vehicles were broken into earlier Wednesday. Sometime after 8:30 a.m., a window on a car parked outside Cardinal Fitness, 8601 S. Howell Ave., was smashed and a wallet was taken. The …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Police investigating incidents in overnight hours Friday.
Footprints in the snow helped Oak Creek police investigate a series of attempted car break-ins during the overnight hours Friday. A homeowner in neighborhood of E. Fitzsimmons Road and S. McGraw Drive phoned police about 7 a.m. Saturday after noticing footprints in the snow leading up to his vehicle and a hand print that appeared to show someone tried open his car door, according to the department logbook. The neighbor noticed the footprints then went to his neighbor's car and down the block. Police found that someone entered or attempted to enter roughly eight vehicles in the area. Entry was not made to a majority of the vehicles. In a few, the vehicles appeared to be rummaged through, but no items were reported missing. Police are still …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
28-year-old allegedly stole batteries out of cars at Oak Creek apartment complex.
A Milwaukee man is facing additional charges in connection with a rash of car break-ins at an Oak Creek apartment complex last June. Carlos J. Velazquez-Gonzalez, 28, was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of theft and one count of criminal damage to property. If convicted, he could face up to 18 months in prison and $20,000 in fines. According to a criminal complaint, Oak Creek police were called to the College Court apartment complex, in the 6400 block of S. 20th St., on June 2 after a resident spotted Velazquez-Gonzalez breaking into cars in the parking lot. Police arrested Velazquez-Gonzalez and discovered he stole car batteries out of numerous vehicles in the parking lot and concealed them by some …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Resident phones police after seeing men looking into vehicles.
Oak Creek police arrested three people early Tuesday morning for breaking into vehicles near the Riverwood Arms apartment complex. A resident was walking his dog about 2 a.m. in the 500 block of W. Riverwood Drive (south of W. Puetz Road) when he noticed three men looking into vehicles, according to an Oak Creek police report. The men did not see him, however, so the resident quickly went inside and called police. The men ran away when officers showed up, according to the report. Police caught two of the three men and they admitted to entering three to four vehicles. Police recovered a computer, an ID card and change. Officers cited a 19-year-old man for theft, obstructing police, loitering and underage possession of intoxicants. A 24-year…
Monday, August 22, 2011
Electronics were taken from vehicles last week.
Several vehicles near 13th and Oakwood were entered last week, according to an Oak Creek police report. According to police, the thefts occurred in the overnight hours Aug. 15. CDs were taken from a vehicle in the 1500 block of W. Mario Lane. Electronics were taken from two other vehicles in the 10400 block of S. Mockingbird Lane. A resident requested an extra patrol watch in the area.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Five vehicles had items missing or damage.
Several vehicles parked at JMB Trucking, 9810 S. Ridgeview Dr., were entered in the overnight hours Sunday. Items including a GPS and radio were taken from a few of the vehicles, according to a police report. One of the vehicles did not have anything missing, but was found with a smashed window and peeled steering column. Five vehicles total were entered, the report said. The report did not indicate that police had any suspects.
Monday, June 13, 2011
District attorney's office considering additional charges against 27-year-old.
Charges have been issued against a Milwaukee man accused in a series of car break-ins near College Avenue and more could be on the way. Carlos J. Velazquez-Gonzalez, 27, was charged with three counts of criminal damage to property, three counts of theft, two counts of entry into locked vehicles and one count of obstructing police. Each charge is a misdemeanor carrying a maximum sentence of nine months in prison and a $10,000 fine. In addition, the district attorney’s office is reviewing an additional nine possible charges related to car break-ins the previous night at the same location. According to a criminal complaint, Velazquez broke into eight vehicles near the College Court apartment complex, in the 6400 block of S. 20th St., in the …
Monday, June 6, 2011
27-year-old man remains in jail.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office is expected to decide Wednesday on charges against a man accused in a spate of car break-ins in Oak Creek. A 27-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested early Friday morning after vehicles were entered on consecutive nights at the College Court apartment complex, near 20th Street and College Avenue. At least nine vehicles were entered Friday. The man was taken into custody a night earlier for entering vehicles in the same location, according to police reports. Police Chief John Edwards said it's not unusual for the department to solve numerous car thefts with one arrest. "Usually they’re not just hitting one lot - they’ll go from lot to lot," he said. Edwards said it's also not uncommon for …