Thursday, May 2, 2013
Shoplifters all around Milwaukee - and the country - are pushing the limits to get their hands on expensive canisters that are often being resold by other business owners.
Thefts of baby formula have been occurring, well, as long as baby formula has been sold in stores. But a rash of recent thefts in the Milwaukee area and even across the country, appear to have escalated in terms of the boldness and brazenness — or maybe desperation — of the offenders. The most recent large-scale bust happened in April when police say Ebony Sims, 26, and Johnetta Webb, 23, both from Milwaukee, loaded 69 cans of formula into plastic totes they had grabbed off the shelves at Walmart in Greenfield and waltzed out of the store. Two days later, the same couple tried again, this time planning a “push out” of about 60 cans before ditching the cans when alerted by an accomplice that police were outside waiting for them. “I think …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
A Greenfield woman was arrested by Oak Creek Police after she crashed into a guardrail at We Energies.
Oak Creek police were called about 1:50 a.m. Feb. 14 to the We Energies property on a report a person who backed into a guardrail and then headed southbound on Chicago Road. A We Energies employee told police the driver seemed intoxicated and thought she was near the freeway, so the employee told her to park her vehicle. But the woman left the scene instead, according to a report by the Oak Creek Police Department. A 1993 Buick Century, owned by a Greenfield woman, was found unoccupied and stuck in a snow bank in a nearby cul-de-sac in the 4700 block of Seven Mile Road. The car still had the keys in the ignition, according to a report by the Caledonia Police Department. An Oak Creek police sergeant called the listed owner of the vehicle, a…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
A sex offender working at Quizno's is charged after police say she moved without notifying authorities. Police found that out when her girlfriend was accused of stealing a purse from a customer at restaurant.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
- Joe Petrie
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
A 31-year-old Caledonia sex offender is facing charges after her coworker and her girlfriend were recently charged with stealing a purse at a Quizno’s in Oak Creek. Tricia A. Heinzelmann was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of sex offender registry violation. If convicted, she faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint, Oak Creek police officers took a theft report after a customer left her purse at the store. When the customer had returned to get it, the purse had gone missing. Heinzelmann and Tabitha R. Sandberg, 31, who also worked at the store and is Heinzelmann’s girlfriend, face separate charges in the theft. The Oak Creek investigation led police to …
Monday, October 17, 2011
If you steal a car, it's probably not a good idea to take one that doesn't work very well.
UPDATE: During an interview with police, Olsen denied taking the car on Nicholson Road, but said he put his truck in the ditch in Oak Creek because the truck forced him off the road. Olsen admitted that he told two different stories to police and his probation officer, but he claimed that even though the stories are different – they are the truth. However, officials with the Oak Creek Police Department told investigators with the Caledonia Police Department that the owner of the truck didn’t wan to press charges since it wasn’t worth much. So, the investigation is now closed. OLDER STORY: A Racine man was found sleeping in a barn after he allegedly stole a car at 7:28 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at 8024 Nicholson Road. Robert Grove found Jonathan …
Friday, May 13, 2011
After searching for more than an hour, the man remains at large.
Law enforcement officials searched for a man for more than an hour after he fled from a Racine County Sheriff’s Deputy during a traffic stop on Interstate 94 Friday afternoon. As of 10 p.m. Friday, May 13 the man was still at large. The deputy stopped the man at 3:10 p.m. driving a black Dodge Neon for a registration violation going northbound on Interstate 94 just north of Seven Mile Road. But during the traffic stop the man, and a female passenger, fled the scene on foot, said Sgt. Chuck Gehrand, of the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. ‘The deputy was able to take the female into custody, but the male continued into a wooded area near I-94 between Seven and Seven and a Half Mile Road,” Gehrand said. “He was last seen in a wooded area …