Police Report: May 6

May 6, 2013



A 31-year-old South Milwaukee man was arrested around 7 p.m. April 23 at YMCA, 3244 E. College Ave., for a string of at least three thefts that occurred there between April 16 and 19. He admitted to all three thefts, which he performed with at least 12 keys he had stolen from YMCA that he used to open lockers.

A catalytic converter was cut out of the bottom of a U-Haul truck and stolen while the truck was parked at U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer, 6272 S. Packard Ave., sometime between 9 a.m. April 22 and 4 p.m. April 24. Five other converters were reportedly stolen from U-Haul trucks in St. Francis in the same time frame. The damages and replacement converter will cost about $1,200.

A wallet was stolen from the purse of an employee of Lisa's Hair Dzyns, 3602 E. College Ave., around 10 a.m. April 26, while the victim was dealing with customers.

About $43 of gardening equipment was stolen from Family Dollar, 5656 S. Packard Ave., at around 6:30 p.m. April 29.

Numerous items were stolen from a residence in the 3500 block of East Allerton Avenue around 9 a.m. May 2, including three bottles of perfume collectively valued at $260, prescription drugs, collectible items, checks and $100 in cash. Most of the items were found in the bedroom of a 20-year-old man who had stayed the night at the residence of the victims. The man had just been checked into a one-year rehab program and was issued a citation by mail.


A 47-year-old Cudahy man was arrested for drunken driving, fifth offense, at his residence in the 5900 block of South Packard Avenue, around 10 p.m. May 1. Police were investigating a property damage complaint involving the man and saw him drive a truck up and park in front of his residence smelling like alcohol. The man had a blood alcohol content of 0.17.


Graffiti was found on playground equipment in Pulaski Park, 5400 S. Swift Ave., 4 p.m. April 30. The graffiti was drawn with permanent black marker and contained vulgar statements about marijuana use and pictures of male genitals. Cleaning up the graffiti will cost about $50.

Three pieces of graffiti were spray-painted on the alley-side wall of a commercial building in the 4700 block of East Packard Avenue, sometime between 5 p.m. May 2 and 4 a.m. May 3. The three murals were the same symbol of a 12-foot by 12-foot heart with a circle in the center and a pitchfork running from the top to the bottom. Removal of the graffiti will cost about $250.


A 37-year-old Cudahy woman was cited for obstructing an officer at her residence in the 6000 block of South Pennsylvania Avenue, the evening of April 25, after she called police and fabricated a story that her home had been burglarized for money and prescription pain pills. She told this story in order to conceal the fact that she had broken into her father's locked bedroom and stolen prescription pain pills.

A 54-year-old South Milwaukee man was cited for disorderly conduct at St. Luke's South Shore Hospital, 5900 S. Lake Drive, where he was a patient, after he was caught smoking and threatened to hit hospital staff when they attempted to confiscate his lighter and cigarettes around 7 a.m. April 26.

A 42-year-old South Milwaukee man was arrested for disorderly conduct after he threw a can of beer at a woman hosting a yard sale at an apartment building in 5700 block of South Packard Avenue, around 2:30 p.m. April 28. Police have received numerous complaints about the man being on the property, and arrested him when he returned to the property about three hours later.

Five Cudahy residents were arrested for disorderly conduct at a duplex in the 5900 block of South Hately Avenue, at around 7 a.m. April 30, after they engaged in a brawl over a dispute between the two families living in the duplex. The incident began when a 21-year-old man, also charged with battery and the only person that does not live on the premises, confronted a 23-year-old man over alleged insults to his mother. The younger man began punching the older man, and both men picked up small bats. The older man's 18-year-old wife then attacked the other man with her own bat, at which point the younger man's 17-year-old sister and 38-year-old mother entered the fray to subdue her. The 21-year-old man was hospitalized for a deep wound he received to his head.

The Cudahy Police Department responded to one domestic violence incident.



A garbage can was severely damaged near the playground equipment at Willow Glen School, 2600 E. Bolivar Ave., around 5:30 p.m. April 28. Security video captured three unidentifiable men repeatedly kicking the can, destroying three support posts and putting a large hole in the pebble-covered decorative siding. The can will cost $1,085 to replace.


A 45-year-old Milwaukee man was cited for public drunkenness after he was found passed out in the west vestibule of Pick 'n Save, 4698 S Whitnall Ave., around 10:30 a.m. May 1. When the man awoke his speech was slurred and he had a small, opened bottle of liquor on him, but the police assessed that he had not stolen anything. Police drove him and his bike to his residence.



About $400 was reported stolen from a woman's purse while she was at the bar 14th Precinct, 1401 Rawson Ave., around 9 p.m. April 27.

Four wooden chairs valued at $200 were stolen from the lawn of a residence in the 500 block of Manitowoc Avenue, at some point during the evening of April 27 or early morning of April 28.

Numerous metal items, including three stackable filing cabinets, a metal shelf, a bicycle and some tools were stolen from the backyard of a residence in the 800 block of Minnesota Avenue, around 10 a.m. May 1.

A catalytic converter was stolen from a van while it was parked in the lot of St. Mary's Manor, 1313 Missouri Ave., around 1:30 p.m. May 1. Repairs on the van will cost about $1,200.

A 17-year-old girl from Cedar Grove was arrested for attempting to shoplift about $11 of merchandise at Walmart, 222 N. Chicago Ave., around 4 p.m. May 3.


A 22-year-old South Milwaukee man was arrested for drunken driving around 1:30 a.m. April 29, during a traffic stop near 13th and Minnesota avenues, after he failed to stop at a flashing red light. The man had a BAC of 0.15 and this was his first offense.


A Chevrolet Corvette was scratched at some point while the car was parked in the 3600 block of Ninth Avenue during the evening of May 1 or the early morning of May 2, causing $1,200 in damages.

The driver-side mirror of a vehicle was broken during the evening of May 3, while the car was parked in the 2300 block of Fourth Avenue, causing about $225 in damages.


An 18-year-old Cudahy man was arrested for firing his handgun at a man in a passing car near 14th and Minnesota avenues, around 3 p.m. April 30. A resident followed the man's car to record his license plate number, and about 30 minutes later the man was located hiding behind a door in a residence in the 900 block of West Harrison Avenue in Milwaukee, and brought back to South Milwaukee. The victim was not injured, but at least one bullet pierced his car. The victim said that the shooting was about a drug deal that had gone bad a year ago, while the perpetrator said that it was because the victim had set him up in a robbery case.

A 13-year-old South Milwaukee boy was arrested for disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon after he brought a hunting knife to confront a couple of his peers around 4 p.m. May 1, on the parkway near 16th and Madison avenues. The boy showed the knife to the other boy he was confronting, but his girlfriend took it after he put in his pocket, and he did not use it in the short fight that ensued. Neither of the boys was seriously injured.

A 12-year-old boy was arrested for disorderly conduct around 12:30 p.m. April 29, at South Milwaukee High School, 1001 15th Ave., after he threatened to shoot up the school.

A fire broke out at a residence in the 1200 block of Lake Drive around 11:30 p.m. May 3. After firefighters were able to put out the flames, investigators determined that the cause was electrical and that the fire started in a wall in an upstairs bathroom behind a light fixture. No one was injured.

The South Milwaukee Police Department responded to seven domestic violence incidents.

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