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Menomonee Falls Police Report: July 24, 2014

July 21, 2014

Burglary

1An unknown person(s) stole a black Toshiba 10-inch screen computer tablet off a table and $19 and six debit and credit cards out of a woman's purse during a residential burglary in the 13300 block of Fond du Lac Avenue while the residents were sleeping sometime between 8:30 and 11:30 p.m. on Friday, July 11. The suspect(s) entered the residence through an unlocked sliding patio door. The victim also said that someone attempted to use her cards at a gas station in the 9100 block of West Hampton Avenue in Milwaukee and police are following up with the business.

Theft

2Two unknown persons shoplifted two air conditioning units at Home Depot, N94 W18375 Thunder Ridge Road, at about 2:50 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. According to the report, the first suspect paid for two air conditioning units and then handed off the receipt from the transaction to the second suspect in the parking lot, who then selected two more identical air conditioning units. The second suspect then went into the garden area, purchased two plants, and used the receipt from the first transaction to show he had paid for them. The two suspects then met in the parking lot and fled with all four units.

3An unknown person(s) stole a 2014 Takeuchi Skid Steer, valued at $60,000, from a construction site in the 18900 block of Menomonee Avenue sometime between 11:30 a.m. July 5 and 8 a.m. July 7. The theft would have required the use of a trailer to remove it, and the vehicle did have a key to start the unit hidden in the engine compartment. However, the unit could have been started using any key made by the company that produces the vehicles.

4An employee at the Arboretum, W180 N7890 Town Hall Road, reported her cell phone was stolen from a locked office sometime between 5 and 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8. Police have the name of a possible suspect and are attempting to locate her.

5A 19-year-old Menomonee Falls man was arrested for embezzlement after he stole $350 from Best Buy, N95 W16855 Falls Parkway, during a promotional event between 11:45 a.m. June 30 and 4:35 p.m. July 11. Instead of giving customers a $50 gift card for a cell phone upgrade, the suspect, an employee at Best Buy, placed the money on a gift card for himself. The suspect admitted he took the money and used it to purchase multiple items from the store.

6An unknown male stole a customer's cell phone out of her shopping cart at Woodman's, W124 N8145 Highway 145, at about 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 12. The incident was captured on video surveillance and police are following up.

7An unknown male stole a purse containing about $50, a driver's license and nine business cards with security codes for area Walmart stores out of an unlocked vehicle parked at Walmart Neighborhood Market, N66 W5559 Main St., at 4:18 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15. The incident, which was captured on video surveillance, showed the suspect placing the purse into a plastic bag and then walking south on Pilgrim Road.

8An unknown person(s) stole a purse and a wallet containing multiple credit cards, cash and identification out of two unlocked vehicles parked at a residence in the N8000 block of Hilltop Drive sometime between 2:30 and 7:25 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16. The unknown suspect(s) used the cards to make fraudulent purchases at multiple gas stations in Milwaukee. According to the report, this is the second time this year that these two vehicles at this residence were entered while left unlocked.

9An unknown suspect(s) stole $20 and a half bag of ice melt crystals out of an unlocked vehicle parked in the N7200 block of Northwood Drive, and then dumped the ice melt crystals into his bushes sometime between 2:30 and 7:25 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16.

Drunken driving

10A 21-year-old West Bend woman was arrested for drunken driving after she was pulled over for suspended registration on Christman Road and Queensway Street at about 12:20 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15. The suspect's preliminary blood alcohol content was unavailable.

Vandalism

11A 29-year-old man was arrested for vandalism after he damaged a utility trailer on a property in the 15200 block of Susan Drive sometime between 11 p.m. July 11 and midnight July 12. The suspect tried to enter the trailer to recover personal property that he believed was being kept inside. Damage to the trailer is estimated at $1,000.

Menomonee Falls police responded to two domestic violence calls between July 10 and July 17.

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