A man armed with a semi-automatic handgun robbed the Mobil gas station at 3061 S. 108th St., at 11:50 p.m. Aug. 5. The suspect, described as a 215-pound, six-foot, four-inch-tall black male in his late 30s wearing a black T-shirt and dark pants, fled on foot after stealing $500 from the cash register. He got into a newer black minivan parked in the Incredi-Roll Skate Center parking lot, where a second suspect was waiting with the vehicle running. The vehicle was last seen traveling east on West Oklahoma Avenue.
Two bicycles were stolen out of an unlocked garage in the 800 block of South 76th Street between the late evening hours of Aug. 1 and 8 a.m. Aug. 2.
A 32-inch smart TV and an HP Pavilion Notebook computer were stolen out of an apartment in the 2000 block of South 102nd Street between 6:40 p.m. Aug. 1 and 9:10 a.m. Aug. 2.
A $600 Toro snowblower was stolen out of an open garage in the 1400 block of South 76th Street between 2:45 and 3:25 p.m. Aug. 2.
Prescription medications were stolen from an apartment in the 2300 block of South 76th Street between 11:30 p.m. Aug. 3 and 11 a.m. Aug. 4. Police have the name of two possible suspects, who are are allegedly heroin addicts.
A man walked into the service garage at Audi Milwaukee, 10606 W. Arthur Drive, and stole a diagnostics laptop computer between 3 and 3:30 p.m. July 29. Surveillance footage showed a white male in his mid-20s with brown hair and a beard took the laptop off a shelf, hid it under his shirt, and walked out through the east garage door. The laptop is valued at $5,739.
A 1998 Toyota Avalon was reported stolen in the 2900 block of South 92nd Street at 4:20 a.m. Aug. 1.
A 2009 Honda Accord was stolen in the 800 block of South 60th Street between 8 am. And 1 p.m. Aug. 2.
Four gift cards were reported stolen from the Franklin Fieldhouse, 1964 S. 86th St., at 9:45 p.m. Aug. 2. The gift cards, valued at $75, were prizes that were going to be used/distributed during a “glow party” for about 50 children and their parents who participated in the summer playground activity group.
Police received a report that three males tried to steal a 2006 Jeep Liberty in the 1800 block of South 65th Street, but were scared off when they were confronted by the vehicle owner at about 10:25 p.m. Aug. 2. The suspects, described as two black males in their late teens, ran into a waiting tan or brown Jeep Liberty that sped east on Burnham. The males punched out the ignition on the Jeep, but nothing was stolen. A cell phone that belonged to one of the males was found at the scene.
Four people shoplifted about $600 worth of children’s clothing at Burlington Coat Factory, 6748 W. Greenfield Ave., at about 10 p.m. Aug. 2.
Someone punched out the ignition on a 2007 Jeep Liberty during an attempted vehicle theft in the 6200 block of West Burnham Street between 10 p.m. Aug. 2 and midnight Aug. 3. The rear window was shattered, but nothing was stolen.
A 19-year-old man was taken into custody for driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent after he was found sitting in the driver’s seat of a stolen 1998 Honda CRV in the 8400 block of West McMyron Street at 2:55 a.m. Aug. 3.
A Kenwood brand car stereo, valued at $1,000, was stolen out of an unlocked Ford truck parked at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, 2900 S. 108th St., between 11:45 a.m. and 1:10 p.m. Aug. 3.
A 2000 Honda Civic was stolen in the 8800 block of West Boone Avenue between 11 p.m. Aug. 3 and 12:35 a.m. Aug. 4.
A car battery and copper wire were stolen out of a Chevrolet Silverado in the 10800 block of West Morgan Avenue between 4:30 p.m. Aug. 3 and 7 a.m. Aug. 4. The battery and copper wire are valued at $140.
Police received a report that gas was siphoned out of company trucks at Crescent Electric Supply Company, 11303 W. Theo Trecker Way, at 8 p.m. Aug. 4. The suspect was last seen leaving the area in a red vehicle.
Five aluminum radiators and two cylinder heads, valued at $100, were reported stolen from an outside storage area at Flanagan’s Garage, 6800 W. Becher St., at about 9 a.m. Aug. 5. A witness described the suspect as a stocky, short white male in his 30s with a crew cut and goatee, driving a red pickup truck.
A catalytic converter was stolen off a 2000 Ford Econoline E350 van at Greenfield Motors, 9410 W. Greenfield Ave., between 8 p.m. July 31 and 10 a.m. Aug. 5.
A man and two females tried to push two carts filled with unpaid groceries out of the entrance door at Aldi, 1712 S. 108th St., before being stopped by employees at about 5 p.m. Aug. 5. The suspects, a black male in his 50s, a black woman in her 30s and a black female in her mid- to late-teens, were trying to take the groceries to a Chevrolet Lumina that was waiting for them in front of the store with the trunk open. They fled without the groceries before police arrived.
A 2003 Chrysler Voyager van was stolen in the 1200 block of South 60th Street between the late evening hours of Aug. 5 and 9:25 a.m. Aug. 6.
A wallet containing credit cards was reported stolen from a customer at Sam’s Club, 1540 S. 108th St., at about 11:40 a.m. Aug. 6. The suspect, a black male wearing a purple/blue jersey and white shorts and driving a black Cadillac CTS, tried to use one of the credit cards at Menards.
A 34-year-old woman is facing a charge of domestic violence/substantial battery for pushing her live-in boyfriend into a glass TV stand during an argument, causing a large laceration on his buttocks and leg at about 9:30 p.m. Aug. 1. The woman, who is also facing a charge of felony bail jumping, fled before police arrived. The man received numerous stitches to seal a punctured artery.
A 27-year-old man was cited for battery for punching his fiancee’s friend in the face and head at a residence in the 9300 block of West National Avenue at noon Aug. 2. The 27-year-old man’s fiancée told police she was arguing with him because he allegedly cheated on her with another man. When the victim, a friend of the woman, came to her house to see if she was okay, her fiancé met him on the porch and started beating him.
A 36-year-old woman was taken into custody for domestic violence/disorderly conduct while armed for allegedly hitting her boyfriend on his back and legs and threatening him with a knife while he was holding their two children in the 2100 block of South 75th Street at 7:15 p.m. Aug. 2.
A 41-year-old man was punched or hit in the back of the head with a skateboard as he was walking west on West Becher and South 78th Street at about 5 a.m. Aug. 5. The suspects, described as teenagers wearing T-shirts and jeans, were not found. The man suffered a small cut behind his left ear.
A 32-year-old man was taken into custody for beating and choking his girlfriend during an argument in the 11200 block of West Cleveland Avenue at about 12:30 a.m. Aug. 7. The man allegedly grabbed his girlfriend around the throat and strangled her, grabbed a knife and stabbed the bed next to her legs and head, and then prevented her from leaving by blocking the door. He then grabbed her around the throat again while covering her mouth and hit her in the face two times. He is facing charges of second degree recklessly endangering safety, strangulation, false imprisonment, domestic violence/disorderly conduct and battery.
A 27-year-old man was taken into custody for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia when police found 20 grams of THC in the center cup holder of his vehicle and a digital scale during a traffic stop on South 60th Street and West National Avenue at about 12:05 a.m. Aug. 2. He was also taken into custody for OWI after he allegedly admitted smoking marijuana shortly before he was pulled over by police.
A 26-year-old man was taken into custody for possession of cocaine and for having a warrant through Wisconsin Department of Corrections after the vehicle he was riding in was pulled over for suspended registration in the 1300 block of South 89th Street at 11:55 p.m. Aug. 3.
A 30-year-old woman is facing charges of possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia after police received a report that she was overdosing behind a residence in the 9000 block of West Lincoln Avenue at 1:30 a.m. Aug. 4.
An 18-year-old woman was taken into custody for OWI (drugs), being armed while intoxicated, carrying a concealed weapon, possessing stolen property and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver after police found two firearms (one stolen), 168 grams of marijuana and some distribution materials inside her vehicle after it was pulled over for having no license plates on South 108th Street and West Oklahoma Avenue at about 1:05 a.m. Aug. 6. A 17-year-old male passenger in her vehicle was also taken into custody for being armed while intoxicated, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of stolen property and possession of THC with intent to deliver.
The rear window on a 1999 Chrysler Cirrus was shattered in the 5700 block of West Fillmore Drive between 7 p.m. Aug. 2 and 7:30 a.m. Aug. 3.
A door lock was punched out on a locked vehicle at Xperience Fitness, 6706 W. Greenfield Ave., between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3. The vehicle was rummaged through but nothing was stolen.
The front passenger window on a Ford Escape was smashed out in the 2300 block of South 68th Street between 2:30 and 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4.
An intoxicated 37-year-old woman was taken into custody for domestic violence/disorderly conduct for grabbing her boyfriend as he was trying to leave their residence in the 2400 block of South 68th Street, and breaking several of his belongings at 6:10 a.m. Aug. 1.
Police received a report that a 53-year-old man threatened another man with a knife during an argument at an apartment in the 7700 block of West National Avenue at 2:25 a.m. Aug. 2. When police arrived the 53-year-old man refused to open the door for police or obey orders. After about one hour police forced their way into the apartment, used a Taser to subdue him and took him into custody for disorderly conduct while armed.
Police responded to a report that a suicidal man was threatening himself and others with a knife in the 1800 block of South 70th Street at 7:05 p.m. Aug. 2. Police found the 23-year-old man in his front yard with a knife to his throat, but he refused to follow police orders and drop the knife. Officers then followed the man into his back yard, where he was stunned with a Taser after threatened police by turning towards them and raising the knife above his head. He is facing charges of making threats to law enforcement officers, disorderly conduct while armed and possession of drug paraphernalia.
An intoxicated 35-year-old man was taken into custody for causing a disturbance in the parking lot at Pick ’n Save, 6760 W. National Ave., destroying a garbage can, and fighting with police who tried to subdue him at 10:20 p.m. Aug. 2. He was cited for vandalism, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
A highly intoxicated 54-year-old man was taken into custody for disorderly conduct for being hostile towards other patrons at Fiddler’s Green, 6108 W. Burnham St., and trying to start fights at 8 p.m. Aug. 3. The man brought his own liquor to the bar and was not being served by the bartender. After a preliminary breath test indicated his blood alcohol content was 0.324, he was placed in a holding cell until he sobered up and was able to walk.
An officer investigating a suspicious black SUV that was parked at a dental office in the 10900 block of West Lincoln Avenue for over three hours with its windows rolled down found a dead 23-year-old man inside the vehicle at about 3 p.m. Aug. 5. The case was turned over to the detective bureau for further investigation.
Two 30-year-old brothers were taken into custody for disorderly conduct after an argument inside their home spilled out into the street on South 90th and West Mitchell streets at about 5 a.m. Aug. 6. Their loud argument caused such a disturbance that a 20-year-old neighbor grabbed a firearm and racked the slide in front of them. Police later learned that one of the brothers threatened the other one with a knife inside the home, and he is facing a charge of disorderly conduct while armed. The 20-year-old neighbor was also taken into custody for disorderly conduct while armed.
Police received a report of a possible child enticement incident at Rainbow Park, 700 S. 119th St., at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 6. A girl who was at the park between 5 and 6 p.m. during the soccer games reported a man driving a red pickup truck called to her and asked her to come over to him while he was standing near one of the soccer fields. The girl ran home and told her mother, who immediately went to the park but could not find the man. He is described as a skinny Asian male in his early to mid-20s with short, dark hair and wearing a soccer uniform.