A couple reported being the victim of a scam after a call from their “grandson” saying he’d been in an accident, had a broken nose explaining why his voice sounded strange, and he needed money for bail Dec. 13. The grandfather went to Walgreens and sent $1,450 via Western Union to Pennsylvania. A few hours later, the couple received another call, this one from the grandson’s attorney saying the bail had been raised and he needed to send $1,500 more and this time send it from a CVS Pharmacy. The resident went to the Whitefish Bay branch and an employee there told him this was a scam. He then went to one in Cedarburg and an employee there also told him it was a scam. They then called their grandson and found out he was fine and Western Union has been contacted. The case is under investigation.
1The theft of $79 of groceries was reported after a credit card was rejected and the customer, a male, left without paying at Aldi, 6720 W. Brown Deer Road, on Dec. 8.
2A package with a $70 pair of Nike shoes was reported taken from the 9000 block of North Park Plaza Court on Dec. 8.
3Four drone-type toys valued at $200 were taken by a male at Family Dollar, 6554 W. Brown Deer Road, about 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8. The man grabbed the toys from a display near the entrance and fled.
4Two women were cited for shoplifting after taking bottles of liquor and clothing valued at more than $300, hiding some in their purses and other items under their clothing, at Walmart, 6300 W. Brown Deer Road, at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8.
A 48-year-old Brown Deer man was cited for disorderly conduct/domestic violence related at 11:40 p.m. Dec. 8. The victim, a 51-year-old Brown Deer woman, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia – she was found with marijuana and pipes.
5A 60-inch LG TV valued at $700 was taken from the 8000 block of North 61st Street late afternoon Dec. 9. There was no sign of forced entry.
6Two males fled with four North Face jackets at TJ Maxx, 9020 N. Green Bay Road, at 4:15 p.m. Dec. 9. They drove off in a Chevy Tahoe or Suburban.
7A 36-year-old Milwaukee man was cited for OWI and a warrant in the 8600 block of North 43rd Street at 3:22 a.m. Dec. 10. His preliminary BAC was 0.167.
8A male grabbed two remote control drones valued at $160 and fled Walgreens, 6020 W. Brown Deer Road, at 10 a.m. Dec. 10.
9A $600 snow blower was taken from a garage in the 5200 block of West Churchill Lane before noon Dec. 11.
10A 36-year-old Milwaukee woman was cited for shoplifting after taking undergarments and not paying for a soda she drank as she “shopped” at Walmart, 6300 W. Brown Deer Road, at 5:50 p.m. Dec. 11.
Two residents reported attempted fraud when alerted by their credit card companies that unknown persons were attempting to use those cards Dec. 13. No money was lost.
A resident reported a fraudulent charge on his bank issued credit/debit card for $210.52 at a Walmart in Watertown Dec. 11. The account was closed and no money was lost.
A resident reported an attempted scam after selling items over Letgo.com for $75 and receiving a check for $3,405 Dec. 13. Sonya, “the buyer,” emailed the resident saying she sent the check by accident and he should cash it, keep $75 and mail his check back for the overpayment. He reported the incident to police and no money was lost.
11A man and woman were seen taking frames valued at more than $1,200 at Shorewood Opticians, 5150 N. Port Washington Road, on Nov. 30. One distracted an employee while the other grabbed the frames and then both fled.
12The following shoplifting incidents with people cited were reported at Kohl’s, 5650 N. Bayshore Drive, from Dec. 6 to 10: A 34-year-old Milwaukee woman, who took three shirts valued at $45, told police she had some “weed” and two baggies with 3.22 grams of marijuana were found in her possession; A 19-year-old Milwaukee woman hid two rings valued at $32 in her purse; A 36-year-old Milwaukee man took jackets and perfume/cologne valued at $456; A 28-year-old Milwaukee man took Nike socks valued at $35 saying he intended to pay for them but then changed his mind and took them; A 47-year-old Milwaukee man took clothing valued at $73; A 25-year-old Menomonee Falls woman took two pairs of shoes valued at $123; A 26-year-old Milwaukee woman, an employee, rang up $500 of baby clothing for a relative then voided that charge.
13A 19-year-old Milwaukee man was cited for OWI and warned for illegal right turn in the 5100 block of North Port Washington Road at 2:30 a.m. Dec. 6. His BAC was 0.10.
14A 14-year-old Glendale girl was cited for possession of marijuana at Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road, at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 6. The girl who, when asked, admitted smoking the drug in a bathroom, had 1.8 grams of marijuana, a metal pipe and 11 Bic lighters.
15Miscellaneous items, value not available, were taken during a burglary in the 5700 block of North Crestwood Boulevard between 6 and 8:15 p.m. Dec. 6. A back door had been kicked in.
16A 40-year-old Milwaukee woman was cited for shoplifting after taking $67 of meat and for three warrants, two of them for theft and one for bail jumping, at Pick ‘n Save, 1735 W. Silver Spring Drive, at 4:25 p.m. Dec. 7.
17Two grab-and-dash incidents were reported at Victoria’s Secret, 5695 N. Centerpark Way: A couple filled a shopping bag with yoga tops and pants valued at $250 and while the woman distracted an employee, the man fled with the items followed by the woman Dec. 8; A male took clothing valued at more than $900 on Dec. 12.
18A 24-year-old Milwaukee man, who was seen on video taking body wash valued at more than $135 at Walgreens, 5400 N. Port Washington Road, on Dec. 8, was cited for shoplifting when he returned to the store and was recognized Dec. 9.
19A 40-year-old West Allis man was cited for fraud after he had a woman deposit a worthless check and then attempted to withdraw over $1,600 from a bank in the 5800 block of North Port Washington Road at 10 a.m. Dec. 9.
20A 49-year-old Glendale woman was cited for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property at Holiday Inn, 4700 N. Port Washington Road, at 8 p.m. Dec. 9. The woman, who was intoxicated, damaged a bed and other items, causing $250 damage and swore and yelled at employees.
21A package holding a $45 cookbook was taken from the 2600 block of West Acacia Road between 6 and 8 p.m. Dec. 9 and reported Dec. 10.
22A 50-year-old Milwaukee man was cited for disorderly conduct after he was asked to clear his room because of too many people at LaQuinta Inn, 5423 N. Port Washington Road, at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 10. The men yelled at employees using profanities.
23A lawn mower and snow blower valued at $300 were taken from a backyard shed in the 5500 block of North Shasta Drive during the day Dec. 11.
No reportable incidents.
24About $40 was reported taken from a file cabinet at Columbia St. Mary’s Shorewood Family Practice, 1901 E Capitol Drive, at noon Dec. 7. There was no sign of forced entry.
25A front window was found damaged by a pellet shot from a BB gun at a business in the 4100 block of North Oakland Avenue at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Damage was $300.
26A 29-year-old Milwaukee man was cited for shoplifting after taking seven bottles of body wash valued at $59 at Metro Market, 4075 N. Oakland Ave., at 7:40 p.m. Dec. 10.
27Two Menomonee Falls men, 19 and 20, were cited for resisting/obstruction and prowling after fleeing from police in the 2200 block of East Edgewood Avenue about 1 a.m. Dec. 11. The men fled to the UWM campus, where police there assisted in their arrest. One said they had both been smoking marijuana.
28A 26-year-old Milwaukee man was cited for possession of marijuana and suspended registration after he was stopped for defective brake and headlights in the 1100 block of East Capitol Drive at 11:58 p.m. Dec. 11. There was an odor of marijuana in the car, where 2.6 grams of the drug were found.
29Two 15-year-old boys, of Milwaukee and Whitefish Bay, were cited for loitering and the Milwaukee boy also for theft of $10 at Whitefish Bay High School, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave., early evening Dec. 8 and reported Dec. 12.
30Two packages were taken from the 5200 block of North Hollywood Avenue on Dec. 11 and reported after the resident saw a suspicious car in the area about noon Dec. 14.
31Various construction materials, including batteries, a charger and drill bits valued at $624, were taken from an unlocked construction trailer in the 900 block of East Sylvan Avenue between 10 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. Dec. 12.
32A 54-year-old Whitefish Bay man was cited for OWI after failure to stop at a sign at East Henry Clay Street and North Kimbark Place at 7:55 p.m. Dec. 12. His BAC was 0.12.
33Garage doors were found open and Crime Prevention Cards left in the 6000 and 6100 blocks of North Shoreland Avenue, the 6100 and 6300 blocks of North Berkeley Boulevard, 6100 block of North Lydell Avenue and the 5500 block of North Hollywood Avenue early mornings Dec. 13, 14 and 15.
34A 56-year-old Whitefish Bay woman was cited for OWI after she was seen driving through stop signs while pulling a snowboarder behind her car in the 1000 block of East Chateau Place at 10:36 p.m. Dec. 16. Her BAC was 0.13.