Friday, January 11, 2013
A roundup of the latest from the Shorewood police log.
Police cited a 38-year-old Milwaukee man on Monday for theft after they say he walked into a Shorewood home under construction and took a blue tarp. The home in the 3600 block of North Murray Avenue recently had damage from a fire and repairs were being made. Police say the man walked in and grabbed the tarp, but as he tried to leave the scene in his car, a police officer driving past stopped him for expired license plates. That’s when a contractor came out of the home to tell the officer the man had taken the tarp. Police also cited the man for the expired plates and other traffic violations. Also in the police report:
Friday, October 26, 2012
Both homes were unlocked, including a North Lake Drive house which was burglarized as the resident worked in her backyard.
Two Shorewood homes were burglarized this week including an apartment at 1700 E. River Park Ct. There, a $400 42-inch television was stolen, according to police. The apartment unit was believed to be unlocked at the time. On Wednesday, a Shorewood resident was working in her back yard in the 3700 block of North Lake Drive, and entered her home to find drawers open in her bedroom and jewelry gone. Police say the home was entered through the front door, which was left slightly ajar. Police don’t know the value of the jewelry taken. There have been 11 burglaries in the village since Sept. 27. Authorities in Whitefish Bay, Fox Point and on the east side of Milwaukee have been experiencing a rash of burglaries too.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Shorewood police are alerting residents to lock doors and don't hesitate to call if suspicious activity is observed.
Shorewood police are again alerting residents to lock up their homes after receiving a report of another burglary — the fifth in just over a week. All of the burglaries have occurred at unlocked homes during early morning hours, with wallets, purses, for cash and credit cards, and small electronic items taken. Along with Shorewood, homes on Milwaukee's east side, Fox Point and Whitefish Bay have been targeted in burglaries. Police ask residents not hesitate to call immediately if they observe something suspicious on their residential block.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Recovered property tied to local thefts; no burglaries since Jan. 5 arrest.
Two alleged burglars arrested in Wauwatosa last week have also been linked to four recent burglaries in Whitefish Bay and Shorewood. Stolen property collected from a Jan. 5 arrest in Wauwatosa is linked to at least three of 11 Whitefish Bay burglaries. Shorewood police officials said the men are connected with at least one of the village's eight burglaries over the last six weeks. Two Milwaukee men, ages 42 and 48, were arrested on search warrants through the Wauwatosa and Glendale police departments. Area police officials believe the men are responsible for more than a dozen burglaries in the surrounding area. “They retrieved quite a bit of evidence,” said Whitefish Bay Police Chief Robert Jacobs. “So far they’ve shared that with all of …