Police went to the 4900 block of South 76th Street after a 911 caller reported he needed assistance getting some ducks and ducklings across the street at 11:55 a.m. May 9. The ducks all moved to a nearby grassy area on their own, and the caller was warned about misusing 911.

A man was taken into custody for prohibited possession of a firearm in the 3800 block of South 27th Street at 3:40 a.m. May 8. The man was on parole for illegally possessing a firearm when he was caught with the handgun.

Police received an anonymous report that a fiberglass clown head was sitting at the intersection of South 33rd Street and West Ramsey Avenue at about 8:20 p.m. May 8. No clown head was found.

A man who was involved in a road rage incident with another driver on South 108th Street and West Beloit Road was taken into custody at about 5 p.m. May 11. The man was cited for disorderly conduct for getting out of his vehicle and yelling at the other driver and for tailgating the other vehicle.

A 31-year-old man was taken into custody for attacking his mother, twisting her arm, and throwing rocks at vehicles in the 4800 block of South 81st Street at about 6:25 p.m. May 12. He was cited for disorderly conduct and released.

Police received a report that a black male driving a green Saturn waved a handgun at another driver in the 9800 block of West Morgan Avenue, and then continued driving east on Morgan at about 6:30 p.m. May 12. Police checked the area but did not find the gun-wielding driver.

Greenfield police assisted the fire department with nine rescue calls between May 8 and May 14.

Drug possession

Police responding to a report that three males appeared to be passed out inside a black Hyundai Sonata near Stein Garden & Gift, 3725 S. 108th St., took all three men into custody at about 1:15 p.m. May 10. One of the men was taken to the hospital for treatment of heroin withdrawal, and was later taken into custody for having a felony warrant in Waukesha County. The other two men were cited for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Police went to the parking lot at Pier 1, 5170 S. 76th St., after receiving a report that a male was yelling and slapping a female in the face, trying to “wake her up” from an apparent overdose inside a green Ford Escape at about 4:25 p.m. May 13. The female was taken to the hospital for treatment and was later taken into custody for possession of drug paraphernalia and the male was cited for obstructing.

A man was taken into custody for possession of heroin after he was arrested and cited for shoplifting jewelry at Plato’s Closet, 7820 W. Layton Ave., at 9:15 p.m. May 13.


A man who was taken to the hospital after his vehicle crashed into a light pole on South 60th Street and West Edgerton Avenue was later taken into custody and cited for OWI at about 10:10 p.m. May 12.

A man was taken into custody for second offense OWI during a traffic stop in the 5500 block of West Forest Home Avenue at about 2:55 a.m. May 13. A preliminary breath test indicated a blood alcohol content of 0.243.


A female pedestrian was taken to Froedtert Hospital after being struck by a vehicle on South 76th Street and West Cold Spring Road at 10:40 a.m. May 11. The driver of the vehicle, a 37-year-old woman, was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian.

A man was taken to Froedtert after a vehicle cut in front of his motorcycle, causing him to crash into the rear of the vehicle just outside of the parking lot at Walgreens, 4405 W. Layton Ave., at about 5:55 p.m. May 12.


A TV was stolen out of a residence in the 3200 block of West Mangold Avenue between 6:45 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. May 12. The bedroom window was smashed out.


A man was taken into custody for shoplifting merchandise at Barnes & Noble and trying to sell it to Half Price Books, 5032 S. 74th St., at about 6:45 p.m. May 8.

Cash ($800) was reported stolen out of a wallet at a home in the 4400 block of West Tesch Avenue at 8:30 p.m. May 8. The wallet, which was inside a diaper bag, was later found empty behind an appliance. Police have the name of a possible suspect, who was babysitting at the time of the theft.

A trailer was stolen out of a parking lot in the 3900 block of South 92nd Street between 10 p.m. May 10 and 7 a.m. May 11.

A 911 caller reported three black male juveniles tried to steal a vehicle out of the lot at R.B. Automotive Center, 4805 W. Forest Home Ave., at about 9:30 a.m. May 11. The three boys ran north on South 48th Street and were not found.  

Delivered prescription medications were reported stolen out of a residential mailbox in the 4800 block of West Abbott Avenue at 4:30 p.m. May 12.

Police received a report that a woman’s wallet was stolen while she was shopping at Pick ’n Save, 4379 S. 76th St., at 7 p.m. May 12.

Two black males shoplifted flat irons and curling irons at Walgreens, 4600 S. 108th St., and ran out of the rear emergency exit at about 10:15 a.m. May 13. Police searched the area but did not find them. Less than 10 minutes later police received a report that two black males were involved in an identical theft at the Walgreens on 44th and Layton. Again, the suspects were not found.

A black male and female shoplifted cell phones off a rack at Sprint, 7850 W. Layton Ave., and fled east on Layton Avenue in a gray Chevy four-door at about 12:15 p.m. May 13.

A purse was stolen out of a locked vehicle in the 6100 block of South 40th Street between the evening hours of May 13 and 9 a.m. May 14. A rock was thrown through one of the windows.

Tires were slashed on a vehicle in the 7200 block of West Southridge Drive at 11 p.m. May 14. The vehicle owner told police her ex-boyfriend just slashed her tires.

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