Police are investigating a report that someone broke into a garage in the 4400 block of South Placid Drive during the past three weeks at 7:55 p.m. March 26. The caller, who was checking on the vacant residence, stated a back window on the detached garage was open and had blood on it.


All four tires and lug nuts were stolen off a vehicle in the 4000 block of South 83rd Street between 10 p.m. March 19 and 7 a.m. March 20.

A male shoplifted about $200 worth of merchandise from At Home, 4601 S. 27th St., and fled the lot in a silver, four-door vehicle at 2:20 p.m. March 20.

A man who was seen ripping packaging off merchandise in the jewelry department at Target, 4777 S. 27th St., left the store and was taken into custody near Ashley Furniture at 2:30 p.m. March 20. He was cited for shoplifting and released.

A woman who shoplifted multiple cases of Red Bull energy drinks at Target, 4777 S. 27th St., got combative when she was confronted by store security, shoved an employee into the wall and fled the lot in a black Hyundai at about 4:50 p.m. March 20.

A Rolex watch was reported stolen from a home in the 5200 block of Woodbridge Lane at 2:10 p.m. March 22.

An officer pursued a stolen car that failed to pull over for a traffic stop on South 35th Street and West Morgan Avenue at about 7:45 a.m. March 23. While police were chasing the vehicle, a 911 caller reported the driver of the stolen vehicle tried to steal items out of her vehicle in the 3800 block of South 38th Street. Police chased the vehicle until it entered Milwaukee, then terminated the pursuit.

Two women shoplifted two carts full of merchandise from At Home, 4601 S. 27th St., then fled the lot in a white Pontiac Aztec with no license plates at about 7:15 p.m. March 23. The same vehicle was used in a second shoplifting incident at about 7:10 p.m. March 26.

A man’s car keys, money and glasses were reported stolen at Golden Key Motel, 3600 S. 108th St., at 9 p.m. March 26. The man told police he went to the motel for a massage, and the two females he met there stole his belongings.


A man driving a vehicle with no license plates was taken into custody for third offense OWI and driving with a revoked license during a traffic stop on South 27th Street and West Holmes Avenue at 2:30 a.m. March 24. He was booked, cited and taken to jail.


A mayoral campaign sign was reported vandalized at Genesis Restaurant, 3740 S. 108th St., at 8:05 p.m. March 21. The candidate came into the police station to report his sign was lying on the ground next to the post, and stated he believed it was intentionally taken down as it was zip tied to the post. The candidate was able to put the sign back in its original position.


Emergency personnel responded to a kitchen fire at a home in the 3400 block of West Lynndale Avenue at 9:10 a.m. March 22. The fire in the kitchen was extinguished, but then traveled into the walls of the home. A damage estimate was unavailable.


A dissatisfied female customer at Sonic, 4763 S. 27th St., threw a bag of food at an employee and left the lot in a red Oldsmobile with Mississippi plates at about 4:10 p.m. March 20.

A man was taken into custody for disorderly conduct for going to his ex-girlfriend’s residence in the 3500 block of South 31st Street and stealing her car keys and cell phone at about 4:40 p.m. March 22. He was also cited for vandalism after police discovered he broke the phone.

An officer pursued a vehicle eastbound on Forest Home Avenue after it failed to pull over for a traffic violation on South 52nd Street and West Morgan Avenue at 12:05 p.m. March 23. The license plates on the vehicle, an older green Toyota Avalon with heavy window tint, came back as stolen out of Milwaukee. The pursuit was terminated when the vehicle reached Oklahoma Avenue.

A motorist reported a 25-foot box truck with an oversize load was stuck under the bridge in the 4900 block of South 108th Street at 1:20 p.m. March 23. The caller stated the truck, which was in the middle lane of northbound Highway 100, was stuck about three feet under the overpass. When police arrived the truck was gone.

Police received a report that a man became irate and aggressive at the U.S. Post Office, 7353 W. Forest Home Ave., and was kicked out by an employee at about 10:05 a.m. March 24. The man was apparently upset because the mail carrier at his apartment building allegedly lost the key to the building and was buzzing multiple apartments to get inside. The man turned himself in at the police station and was cited for disorderly conduct.

Police responded to the 3100 block of West Allerton Avenue after multiple callers reported a black male wearing a black jacket and blue jeans was pounding on doors and windows asking for help and stating that he was robbed at 8:20 p.m. March 24. Police found the man in the 2900 block of West Cold Spring Road,

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