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Burglary

Police went to a residence in the 11200 block of West Talon Circle after the homeowner reported someone made three international phone calls from inside the residence at 1:30 p.m. April 10. The door was found unlocked and nothing appeared to be stolen when police arrived, but the phone was used to make three calls to the same phone number in India between 12:59 and 1:02 p.m.

Boys broke into Glenwood Elementary School, 3550 S. 51st St., stole eggs from the child care center and then used them to egg the school between the evening hours of April 11 and 7:30 a.m. April 12. The boys entered the school through a slightly open window and then propped open a door. According to police, the boys left and got snacks halfway through the egging.

Prescription medication was reported stolen from a residence in the 5300 block of South Tuckaway Drive at 12:25 p.m. April 13. The resident told police he woke up the morning of April 11 to his dog barking and found his window was open and his medication was missing.

Police responded to a burglar alarm at Sun Tan City, 6160 W. Layton Ave., at about 1:35 a.m. April 16. When police arrived, they found the front door was smashed in but nothing appeared to be stolen.

Police responded to a burglar alarm at Wild Birds Unlimited, 4454 S. 108th St., and found someone had forced the front door open at about 2 a.m. April 16. The incident is still under investigation.

Someone used a forged steel object to smash out the front door at Healthy Paws Wellness & Animal Clinic, 4805 S. 74th St., at 3:55 a.m. April 16. Nothing was stolen from the business.

Theft

Two males shoplifted three boxes of candy at Speedway, 3390 W. Loomis Road, and fled in a four-door, midsize blue car with Illinois plates at about 11:30 a.m. April 10.

Two males shoplifted a cart full of unpaid groceries and merchandise at Pick ’n Save, 4279 S. 76th St., and fled the lot in a tan Ford Taurus with temporary license plates at 5:35 p.m. April 10.

An outdoor surveillance camera was reported stolen at Guaranty Bank, 4661 S. 27th St., at 3:15 p.m. April 11.

A generator, two backpack blowers and a hedge trimmer, valued at about $3,000, were stolen out of a truck in the 4900 block of South Heritage Drive between 8 p.m. April 11 and 2 a.m. April 12.

A $500 decorative gemstone knife was reported stolen out of an unlocked vehicle in the 3600 block of South 34th Street at 11:15 a.m. April 13.

A white 2005 Ford E250 van with a “Christine’s Carpet Care” magnet on both sides was reported stolen in the 5400 block of South 31st Street at 8:10 a.m. April 14. The vehicle was later found parked in front of a residence on 33rd Street and Green Avenue in Milwaukee.

A laptop computer was reported stolen out of a vehicle in the 5300 block of South Tuckaway Drive at 8:40 a.m. April 14.

Items were reported stolen from two vehicles in the 5400 block of South Tuckaway Court between the late evening hours of April 13 and the early morning hours of April 14.

Officers responded to a report that three males were seen rummaging through vehicles at Honey Creek Apartments, 4141 S. 60th St., at about 10 p.m. April 14. The three tried to drive off when police arrived, but were stopped by an officer who was standing next to their vehicle. All three males, two adults and one juvenile, were cited for prowling. After being cited, the three were turned over to Greendale police after it was discovered the car they had been driving was stolen in the village.

A GPS until was stolen out of a Volkswagen Jetta in the 3500 block of South River Glen between 1:30 and 11:30 p.m. April 15.

A man stole an Easter basket and some food out of the back of an open vehicle on South 51st Street and West Howard Avenue at about 1:45 p.m. Easter Sunday. The suspect, a white male in his 20s or 30s with a full beard and wearing and red/white baseball hat, fled in an old, rusty Chevy full-size pickup truck. The callers followed the truck to the area of 51st Street  and Howard Avenue where they lost sight of the vehicle.

Assault

Three men were taken into custody for fighting in the parking lot at Romine’s, 6125 S. 27th St., at 10:30 p.m. April 10. The men, who were brothers, started fighting after one them called another one’s girlfriend some names. Two were cited for battery and one was cited for obstructing.

A boy was taken into custody for hitting a girl at New Song Church and Ministries School, 3131 S. 100th St., at about 3:10 p.m. April 12. The two were watching “Passion of the Christ” with their class when they started arguing over the validity of the movie, and the boy ended up hitting the girl. He was cited for battery.

A man forced his way into his ex-girlfriend’s residence in the 5500 block of West Howard Avenue, choked her several times and hit her in the head at about 7:15 a.m. April 13. He left before police arrived and was found at his residence, where he was taken into custody for battery and transported to jail.

OWI

A woman was taken into custody for OWI after her vehicle drove onto a median and struck a pole on South 43th Street and West Howard Avenue at 2:05 a.m. April 14. A preliminary breath test indicated a blood alcohol content of 0.18.

Fire

Emergency personnel responded to a fire in the basement of a home in the 5900 block of South 33rd Street at about 11 a.m. April 10. The fire, which was apparently caused by a dehumidifier, caused considerable smoke damage to the home, but no injuries were reported. A damage estimate was unavailable.

Other

A woman was cited for cruelty/neglect to animals for abandoning two live turtles, a snake and a lizard inside an apartment in the 4700 block of South 68th Street, at 10:20 a.m. April 10. According to police, one reptile was dead before the woman left the apartment, but the other one died from no food, water or heated light source. The turtles went without food or water for about a week, but were in good condition and were turned over to the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission.

A woman was taken into custody for disorderly conduct for allegedly holding a knife to her boyfriend’s neck in the 9000 block of West Howard Avenue at about 11:30 a.m. April 10. She left the home before police arrived and was taken into custody at the Speedway station on 84th Street and Howard Avenue.

A boy was cited for unlawful use of a cell phone at Whitnall High School, 5025 S. 116th St., for allegedly threatening to send/post inappropriate pictures of a female if she did not send him another inappropriate picture of herself at about 9:15 a.m. April 11.

Police received a report that a female driving of an older, gray Honda Civic was beeping her horn and swearing at participants in a funeral procession at Good Hope Cemetery, 4141 S. 43rd St., and at one point the driver of the hearse allegedly had to stop due to her behavior at 1:55 p.m. April 13. Police mailed the woman a citation for failure to yield to a funeral procession.

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