A 17-year-old boy flagged down an officer to report he was beaten and robbed by an acquaintance in the 3800 block of South 43rd Street at 2:35 a.m. Oct. 4. During the investigation police discovered the victim was meeting the suspect, an 18-year-old man, to buy drugs from him when the robbery occurred. The 18-year-old suspect, who stole the victim’s money and kept the drugs, was located, taken into custody and transported to jail.

Police went to the 3900 block of South Prairie Hill Lane after a woman called 911 to report she was just robbed in a parking garage at 9:25 p.m. Oct. 4. The victim told police the suspect, described only as a black male, implied he had a weapon and stole her purse before fleeing in a dark-colored SUV. The woman’s purse, and its contents, was later found in an alley in the 3800 block of South 18th Street.


A TV was stolen from a locked apartment in the 3800 block of South 35th Street between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3. The suspect(s) got into the apartment by removing some window screens.

A Rigid 12-inch compound mitre saw was stolen from a garage in the 6400 block of West Allerton Avenue between Sept. 10 and Oct. 3.

A sweater and a jacket were reported stolen from a locked residence in the 7700 block of West Allerton Avenue at 3:05 p.m. Oct. 5. Pry marks were found on the rear door of the home.


A wallet was reported stolen from a female resident at Clement Manor, 9339 W. Howard Avenue at 1:45 p.m. Oct. 3. The victim told police a man, posing as a good Samaritan, approached her in the parking garage and asked if she needed help with her groceries. The man then helped the woman with her cart and helped himself to her wallet.

Someone stole a package delivered to a residence in the 3800 block of South 35th Street between noon and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

A black male in his late teens shoplifted a PS4 and a controller, valued over $400, at Best Buy, 4610 S. 76th St., at about 7 p.m. Oct. 5.

A white Chevy Trailblazer with 24-inch custom rims was stolen in the 3000 block of West American Drive between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6.


Police went to Las Margaritas, 6869 W. Forest Home Ave., after a 911 caller reported a man just punched the restaurant owner in the head at 10:05 p.m. Oct. 7. The owner asked the suspect, who was loitering at the business, to leave. When the suspect told the owner to step outside and the owner declined, the suspect punched him in the head and then fled. The suspect later turned himself in to police and was cited for disorderly conduct.

Drug possession

Police responding to a report that a man was sleeping and/or unconscious in the driver’s seat of a running vehicle at McDonald’s, 4275 S. 27th St., took the suspect into custody for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia at 2:50 a.m. Oct. 6.


Police went to Sonic Drive-in, 4763 S. 27th St., after a 911 caller reported a man was inside the business, making threats towards one of the employees in the kitchen at about 4:25 p.m. Oct. 4. The suspect allegedly got mad after he asked the employee to take his tray, and the employee told him he was just a cook, but took his tray anyways. This apparently set off the suspect and he threw a piece of half-eaten pizza at the employee, threatened to stab him and eventually pulled out a knife. The suspect, described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, fled the lot in a gray SUV occupied by a Hispanic female and was last seen heading north on South 27th Street.

Police received several reports that someone dressed like a clown was driving a vehicle that was following a school bus between 4:15 and 5:10 p.m. Oct. 5. The first caller reported seeing the clown in the 9600 block of West Layton Avenue, and the second caller reported that his son had video of the encounter. The video and incident was turned over to a school resource officer.

An officer went to South 27th Street and West Layton Avenue for a report that a naked man was sitting at a bus stop and masturbating at 1:20 a.m. Oct. 6. Because the bus stop was on the Milwaukee side of South 27th Street, the incident was turned over to the Milwaukee Police Department.

Police received a report that two or three people wearing clown masks were driving around Whitnall Middle School, 5025 S. 116th St., in a blue Subaru at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 7. Police identified the owner of the vehicle through the license plate number, spoke to all three suspects and their parents and warned them about their behavior. One of the suspects was also trespassed from the school property.

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