Police Report: May 20

May 20, 2013



· A license plate from a camper/trailer was reported stolen on May 11, while the vehicle was parked in a driveway of a residence in the 3800 block of East Underwood Avenue, where it had been parked since last fall. The theft took place sometime between autumn and the day the theft was discovered.

· A $115 camera was stolen from a teacher's desk at Cudahy High School, 4950 S. Lake Drive, sometime between April 26 and April 29. The theft was not reported until May 7.

· Sixty oxycodone pills were stolen from a residence in the 5500 block of South Kirkwood Avenue, sometime between 1 p.m. May 7 and 9:30 a.m. May 8, and reported May 10. The victim suspects a guest at the residence took the pills.

· The rear license plate from a motor home was reported stolen May 14, while the vehicle was parked at Cudahy Self Storage, 4958 S. Whitnall Ave. The victim said that the incident happened sometime during the week preceding his report of the incident.

· A 15-year-old Cudahy boy was cited for theft, after he became the primary suspect in the theft of a $150 digital media player, which occurred sometime between 1:30 and 2:15 p.m. May 10, in a classroom at Cudahy High School, 4950 S. Lake Drive.


· Two 14-year-old Cudahy girls were arrested for consuming prescription drugs around 10:30 a.m. April 22, at Cudahy Middle School, 5530 S. Barland Ave. One girl had consumed three clonazepam pills and the other had consumed one Percocet. The two girls attempted to organize a drug deal, in which the first girl, whose mother was prescribed these pills, would sell some of these pills to the second girl.


· A 24-year-old South Milwaukee woman was arrested for drunken driving during a traffic stop in the 6300 block of South Pennsylvania Avenue, after she was seen deviating from her lane multiple times, around 2:30 a.m. April 30. She had a blood alcohol content of 0.13 and this was her first offense.


· Graffiti was found on the walls of a changing room at the Sheridan Park pool pavilion, 4800 S. Lake Drive, around noon May 13. The letters "GD" and "Ghost" were written with black permanent marker and will cost an estimated $500 to remove. The graffiti could have been placed there anytime between Sept. 1 and the day it was found.

· Graffiti was found in the Pulaski Park pavilion, 5400 S. Swift Ave, just after noon May 13. In this case, the letters "GD," "COP," and "P.O.D." and upside-down pitchforks had been spray-painted on the basement stairwell in blue, white and red. The incident could have occurred anytime between April 13 and the day it was found.

· A windshield was damaged with a blunt object while the car was parked in the 4000 block of East Munkwitz Avenue, sometime between 7:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. May 8. The window will cost $300 to replace.

· Graffiti was spray-painted onto an office building in the 3600 block of East Layton Avenue sometime between 5 p.m. May 8 and 9 a.m. May 9. The graffiti, which was estimated to cost $100 to remove, was a single blue streak on the west side of a building and an arrow pointed downward in the same blue on the rear of the building.

· Graffiti was spray-painted on the east wall of Lincoln School, 4416 S. Packard Ave., sometime on May 12 or before 8 a.m. May 13, when it was found. The graffiti consisted of the letters "COP" and an arrow symbol in blue paint. The paint will cost $100 to remove.


· A 14-year-old girl was arrested for disorderly conduct at Cudahy High School, 4950 S. Lake Drive, after she sent a text message to another student expressing to shoot other students that gossiped about her, around 8 a.m. April 19.

· A 30-year-old Franklin woman was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated after she crossed a double line on East Grange and nearly collided with an oncoming Cudahy police car on Grange Avenue near McCreedy Avenue, around 8:30 p.m. May 10. The woman was very confused and often forgot where she was, gave unrelated answers to questions and failed field sobriety tests. She admitted to taking three Xanax pills earlier that day and to averaging one to three grams of heroin per day. Results of her blood work have not yet come in, but this is her second OWI, but police indicated she had another OWI earlier this year that is not on record yet. She was also issued three traffic citations.

· A 42-year-old South Milwaukee man was cited for disorderly conduct after he drunkenly fell down and hit his head, causing a severe injury that required an ambulance and hospitalization, at an apartment building in the 5700 block of South Packard Avenue, around 5 p.m. May 13. The citation was issued because the man has been warned to not come back to the building after numerous incidents he has caused while being severely drunk.

· A 20-year-old Watertown woman was bit on her hand by a 4-year-old, male American bull dog at a residence in the 3900 block of East Layton Avenue, around noon May 14. The woman was handing out fliers for a business door-to-door, and received the bite when she stepped on to the porch with the dog and held her hand out toward it, after the dog's leash had come undone. The woman believed she would need stitches.

· A 25-year-old man was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and multiple traffic violations just after the man had been arrested on a body-only warrant with the Racine County Sheriff's Department, around 2:30 p.m. May 15. The arrest and citation occurred after police saw the man drive by without a seat belt on and pulled him over in the 3500 block of East Plankinton Avenue. The man admitted to having a marijuana pipe in the car during his arrest, which police found and confiscated.



· A rear license plate was stolen from a car while it was parked in the driveway of an alley behind the 3700 block of South Rutland Avenue, sometime between 10:30 p.m. May 6 and 4 p.m. May 7. This incident was not reported until May 9. The front license plate had also been stolen in 2008, but was not reported until this incident.

· A bench valued at $190 was stolen from a yard in the 1800 block of East Eden Place, sometime between 7 p.m. May 5 and 6 p.m. May 7.


· The engine of a minivan became engulfed in flames while it was in the parking lot of Pick 'n Save, 4698 S. Whitnall Ave., around 5 p.m. May 5. The St. Francis Fire Department quickly extinguished the flames, and no one was injured. Investigators determined the fire was not started through an intentional or neglectful act.

· The St. Francis Police Department responded to two domestic violence incidents.



· An 18-year-old South Milwaukee man was struck and robbed at around 6:30 p.m. May 12 in the 100 block of Hawthorne Avenue. The man was approached by a man, who struck him in the face and sent him to the ground, at which point the aggressor took the man's wallet and cellphone.

· A man was robbed at gunpoint of $20 in cash and a bottle of prescription drugs, around noon May 13, on the parkway near 15th and Minnesota avenues.


· A lockbox containing $10,000 in cash was stolen from a residence in the 3400 block of Harmony Lane, sometime between the morning of May 11 and 8 a.m. May 14.

· A wallet a credit card, a debit card and $100 in cash was stolen from the purse of an employee at Sunrise Restaurant, 2418 10th Ave., around 10:30 a.m. May 12.

· A spoiler worth $1,000 was stolen from a car parked in an alley behind the 300 block of Montana Avenue, sometime during the evening of May 13 or the early morning of May 14.

· Two men in a white minivan attempted to steal a TV set from Walmart, 222 N. Chicago Ave., around 1:30 a.m. May 14. The incident was captured by security footage, and personnel called police on reviewing the footage.

· A $125 electric scooter and charger were stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Menomonee Avenue, around 3 p.m. May 14.

· A 40-year-old South Milwaukee woman working at Griddlers Café, 211 N. Chicago Ave., was arrested there for theft after she gave up $10 in cash to police that she had stolen from the cash register, around 5 p.m. May 14.


· A 16-year-old boy was beaten by two fellow students at South Milwaukee High School, 801 15th Ave., around 3 p.m. May 11. One student in a crowd watching the incident took a video of fight and posted it to YouTube.


· A 32-year-old South Milwaukee woman was arrested for huffing near Chicago and Badger avenues, around 4 p.m. May 12.


· A 23-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for drunken driving in the 1600 block of College Avenue, around 6 p.m. May 12, after he strayed off the road, hit two mailboxes and a tree and rolled over his car. When police arrived, the man fled the scene on foot and was eventually caught by police after a chase. He registered a blood alcohol content of 0.08. Police also found a marijuana pipe in his car.

· A 26-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for drunken driving during a traffic stop near Fifth and Manistique avenues, around 2 a.m. May 15, after police spotted him speeding and found he was driving with suspended plates. He had a BAC of 0.11.


· A window on the south side of a building in the 1400 block of Rawson Avenue was reported broken around 11:30 a.m. May 11. The window will cost about $100 to replace.

· The rear windows of two cars were reported shattered around 11:30 a.m. May 11, while the cars were parked in the 1600 block of Minnesota Avenue, causing about $300 in damages to each car.

· A car was reported to have been scratched around 5:30 p.m. May 11, including a large "X" on the hood, while the car had been parked in the 1300 block of Michigan Avenue, causing about $200 in damage.

· A very drunk, 22-year-old South Milwaukee man was arrested after he pounded on the door of a home in the 500 block of Oak Street and caused about $50 in damage to the screen door, around 3 a.m. May 12. The man was arrested and had a warrant out for his arrest and was later cited for criminal damage to property.

· A front door window of a house in the 2700 block of South Chicago Avenue was reported broken around 9 a.m. May 13, causing about $300 in damages.

· A garden was damaged and several flowers were stolen from a yard in the 1500 block of Maple Street, during the evening of May 13 or the morning of May 14.

· A vehicle was reported to have been scratched around 5:30 p.m. May 14, while it was parked in the 1600 block of Beech Street, causing $800 in damages.

· A door into South Milwaukee High School, 801 15th Ave., was found damaged around 8 a.m. May 15.

· The South Milwaukee Police Department responded to five incidents of domestic violence.

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