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Police Report: Sept. 24

Sept. 24, 2012

THEFT

1An unknown suspect smashed the passenger side window of a locked vehicle parked in the YMCA parking lot, N84 W17501 Menomonee Ave., and stole a woman's purse between 7 and 7:45 p.m. Sept. 11. The suspect, described as a clean shaven male in his 30s with a medium build, used the victim's credit card to purchase $92 of gas at a Marathon station in Milwaukee and $425 worth of clothing at the Finish Line store at Mayfair mall. Several other items from the stolen purse were found in an alley at 36th and Burleigh.

2Approximately $200 worth of scrap metal was stolen from a scrap metal bin at Entrust Tool & Design, N58 W14630 Shawn Circle, between 6 p.m. Sept. 11 and 6:30 a.m. Sept. 14.

3A driver left without paying for $70 of gas at BP Corner Pump, N56 W17450 Silver Spring Drive, shortly after 3 p.m. Sept. 17.

4Three 55-gallon drum barrels containing used machine lubricant and coolant were stolen from Nitschke Mold and Manufacturing, N60 W14630 Kaul Ave., between 3:30 p.m. Sept. 16 and 9:30 a.m. Sept. 18. The unknown suspect(s) also dumped an unknown amount of this toxic waste on the back parking lot, causing it to seep into the ground near a sewer. Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Department of Natural Resources responded and concluded the spill caused no immediate hazard.

5A 55-year-old Menomonee Falls woman was arrested for shoplifting after she was seen scanning lower priced items at the self-checkout and actually bagging more expensive items at Pick 'n Save, N77 W14435 Appleton Ave., shortly after 1 p.m. Sept. 14. The woman was also identified through video surveillance scanning lower priced items at the store on Aug. 27, Sept. 1 and Sept. 3, and is believed to have shoplifted from Pick 'n Save stores in Brookfield and Wauwatosa.

DRUNKEN DRIVING

6A 28-year-old Wauwatosa man was arrested for drunken driving after he was stopped for speeding and an equipment violation in the 8800 block of Mill Street shortly before midnight Sept. 14. His preliminary blood alcohol content was 0.17.

7A 31-year-old Sussex man was arrested for drunken driving, third offense, after he was stopped for speeding on River Crest Drive and Appleton Avenue at 1:25 a.m. Sept. 15. His BAC was 0.22.

8A 28-year-old Menomonee Falls man was arrested for drunken driving on Pilgrim Road and Shawn Circle at 10:20 p.m. Sept. 17. After his arrest, police found a bottle containing two Clonazepam pills and one Zolpidem pill in his car. Charges of possession of medication without a prescription were referred to the district attorney's office.

VANDALISM

9An unknown man slashed two tires on a car parked at Magnetek, N49 W13650 Campbell Drive, shortly before 12:35 p.m. Sept. 14. A witness observed the suspect holding a knife in his hand while crouched down next to the front tire before fleeing the lot in a 2007 Ford SUV. Damage is estimated at $250.

10The passenger side tires of a car were slashed while it was parked in the lot at Menomonee Falls North Junior High School, N88 W16750 Garfield Drive, between 11:15 p.m. Sept. 14 and 1:30 a.m. Sept. 15.

OTHER

11Officers responding to a noise/loud party complaint in the N87 W18100 block of Queensway Street cited a 21-year-old Menomonee Falls man for permitting underage drinking at his home at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Three male partygoers were also cited for underage drinking.

Menomonee Falls police assisted with two rescue calls between Sept. 11 and Sept. 17.

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