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Police Report: Burglary of Home Under Renovation Nets Copper Pipe, Fittings

Items from the files of the Shorewood Police Department over the previous week also include a liquor theft and a stolen bike.

A home under renovation was burglarized over the weekend in Shorewood, the latest in a series of burglaries from the last two months.

Sometime between 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday, someone removed copper pipes and copper fittings from a home under renovation in the 2100 block of East Beverly Road. It’s unknown whether the home was locked or the full value of the items stolen, and the incident remains under investigation.

Shorewood residents and police have heightened awareness after 11 burglaries in Shorewood in the last two months, as well as others along the North Shore. In most of those cases perpetrators entered an unlocked home — sometimes with residents there — and stole wallets, laptops and related items.

Also from the files of the Shorewood Police Department this week:

THC possession: Police pulled over a 25-year-old Milwaukee man for driving 48 mph in a 30 mph zone at 3:30 a.m. Nov. 25. An officer noted the odor of marijuana was present, and a search of the vehicle uncovered an orange prescription bottle with eight individual packets of a green leafy substance that tested positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. The man was booked, cited and released.

Liquor theft: Two females stole five bottles of vodka from Pick ’n Save and got away. A loss prevention officer watching via video surveillance saw the women take four bottles of Aboslut vodka worth $99.96 and one bottle of Hpnotiq worth $19.49. They walked through the self-checkout aisle without paying and got into a tan vehicle, make and model unknown, and were last seen heading south.

Bike stolen: Between midnight Thursday and 7 p.m. Friday, an orange Monty brand midsize boys bicycle was taken from the front porch of a home in the 3800 block of North Bartlett Avenue. The bike, valued at $300, was not locked up.

Death investigation: Police are investigating the death of a 33-year old man on Thursday night. Between 10 and 10:15 p.m., the man was found unresponsive in an upstairs bathroom in the 4400 block of North Frederick. Various drug paraphernalia was found in the bathroom.

Drug paraphernalia: A dog walker in Estabrook Park found discarded drug paraphernalia, including bloody syringes and other items used to shoot heroin, near lot 3 at the park. The items were turned over to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department and destroyed.

Prescription fraud: Five female subjects are being investigated for obtaining prescriptions by fraud between Nov. 2 and 15 from Thompson’s Pharmacy. All of the prescriptions were purported to be from the same doctor’s office, which verified that all five were fake. The prescriptions all were for 120 tablets of 30mg Oxycontin. No drugs were obtained.

Drunk driving: At 3:34 p.m. Thursday, a 53-year-old Shorewood woman was arrested for her first operating while intoxicated offense. Police received a report of a driver serving and hitting a curb and bushes; she was stopped in the 4400 block of Woodburn. She failed field sobriety tests and was taken for a blood draw.

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