A 55-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for retail theft Monday after he walked out of Pick ‘n Save without paying for $61 worth of laundry detergent and $39 worth of meat.
Around 7:40 p.m., the man left the store located at 4145 N. Oakland Ave. with the merchandise, but was followed by a store employee whom observed the man walked across North Oakland Avenue and start to place the stolen items into a backpack.
Police arrived and took the man into custody on Oakland Avenue. The suspect was also cited for public consumption of alcohol and possession of drug paraphernalia, after police found a pipe on his person.
Police say charges are being recommended.
Also in the police report:
- Nearly $250 worth of items were taken when a car was illegally entered sometime overnight on Feb. 29. The unlocked car in the 4100 block of North Downer Avenue was parked in a garage at the time of the entry. A $50 backpack, $50 duffle bag, $90 pair of shoes and $50 in miscellaneous items were among items taken.
- A 36-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for first offense drunken driving Saturday after police initially pulled him over for driving erratically. Police say the man was deviating lanes and a traffic stop was conducted in the 4400 block of North Lake Drive at 1:07 a.m. The man failed on-scene sobriety tests and registered a 0.12 blood alcohol content during a Breathalyzer.
- A Shorewood resident phoned police Feb. 19 after observing a man peeking through the windows of her home in the 3800 block of North Morris Boulevard as she pulled into her driveway. The man fled southbound from the home on foot; police were unable to locate him.
- A Shorewood man reported two slices of pizza stolen from his refrigerator on Friday. He told police during the timeframe in which the pizza was taken, management had contractors working in his apartment unit in the 2100 block of East Capitol Drive.