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Police: Resident Confronted Man Trying to Illegally Enter Shorewood Home

Police arrested an 18-year-old Milwaukee man Friday afternoon after he opened the door to a Shorewood home, but was confronted by the resident at the entrance.

Police arrested an 18-year-old Milwaukee man Friday afternoon after he opened the door to a Shorewood home, but was confronted by the resident at the entrance.

According to a text alert by the department, the man opened the unlocked front door to a home in the 1600 block of East Menlo Boulevard around 2:20 p.m., but was confronted by the resident.  

With the suspect stopped at the door, he asked the resident if he could charge his cell phone and was told no. Once the resident closed and locked the door, the suspect began to peer into the windows, according to police. He was arrested for trespassing without incident. 

Police say the suspect was carrying three knives and a mask. He has been turned over to Milwaukee police for questioning in other incidents in the city. 

Shorewood police are reminding residents to keep doors locked, even if they're home. 

CowDung February 28, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Correct. His actual medical condition is not news. If he is on leave or not would be the newsworthy item as his absence potentially effects public safety and can impact the budget by causing overtime requirements for other officers.
Lynne Radcliffe April 26, 2013 at 07:47 PM
Opening the door of a home where you haven't been invited = unlawful & forcible entry That intruder should count himself bleeping lucky that he didn't wander into the home of someone who's prepared to protect herself. I doubt I'd shoot someone just for opening my door like this, but if he'd tried to come in any further, esp. after being told to go away, he'd be in a world of hurt. With a mask & knives, I doubt he was doing anything legal. (Although... in FEB a ski mask is reasonable, and it is legal to have a knife. Even to conceal it if he has a license.)
Lynne Radcliffe April 26, 2013 at 07:52 PM
"it's general journalistic practice to not identify suspects until they have been charged" HA! Any time a lawfully-armed citizen is harassed by the police, their picture & name are all over the news, no matter if they've been wrongfully arrested or falsely charged or not. Put criminals through the same. Post their pictures, give us their names, their addresses, a description of their cars, exactly as is done to the unpopular law-abiding citizens who choose to exercise their rights, despite police wishing they wouldn't.
Lynne Radcliffe April 26, 2013 at 07:54 PM
Criminals like easy targets. That's why they go after places they know nobody is likely to be able to oppose them - anti-gun people, "gun-free" zones, and houses which look unoccupied.
Lynne Radcliffe April 26, 2013 at 07:55 PM
+1

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