Saturday, February 23, 2013
This week's regional crime roundup also includes rampage at Shorewood Pick 'n Save and man charged with calling in bomb threat to nursing home where his ex-girlfriend works.
Bomb threats, stolen weapons and an unusual domestic abuse case are some of the most serious crime and police stories in southeastern Wisconsin reported by Patch this week. Weapons stolen from Wauwatosa home: Five semi-automatic weapons, including an assault rifle, are on the streets after a burglary at a Wauwatosa home that held a "cache" of unsecured firearms and ammunition. The homeowner said he had left the home for few hours and came back to find some things disturbed and some of his guns missing. Police would find no sign of a forced entry. Taser used to subdue man during Pick 'n Save rampage: When a woman asked a customer at the Shorewood Pick 'n Save customer for help reaching a bottle of water, it touched off a rampage that ended …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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 …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Lock your doors, yes, but there's so much more you can do to protect your belongings and your neighborhood as criminals target Shorewood and the North Shore.
Three times in the last two months, homes within a block of Mark Prodoehl’s residence on Stowell Avenue have been burglarized. As the organizer of a Block Watch group, he is more tuned into such activity than most residents. So he invited Shorewood Police Chief David Banaszynski to join him at a town hall-style meeting Monday at the library, where concerned residents could ask questions and learn how to support law enforcement efforts. “The reason we’re here tonight is to ask for your help,” said Banaszynski, who shared a series of ways for residents to stay informed and be involved. About 50 people attended. Banaszynski said there have been 11 burglaries in Shorewood in the last two months, all at unlocked homes. Other North Shore …
An increase in burglaries and car invasions has concerned police and residents, and so police are offering tips at a town hall-style meeting at 7 p.m. today.
Citizens concerned about the recent increase in home burglaries and car invasions are invited to a meeting with members of the Shorewood Police Department at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 26, at the library. Chief David Banaszynski and other officers will discuss crime-prevention tips at a town hall-style meeting. At least 15 homes in Shorewood have been burglarized in recent weeks, and more than a dozen autos have been entered illegally. Other North Shore communities, including Whitefish Bay and Fox Point, have also seen an uptick in these types of crimes.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The wave of home burglaries in Shorewood — 15 over the past several weeks — continued overnight on Friday when a house in the 2500 block of East Lake Bluff Boulevard was entered.
Shorewood police say an unlocked home was burglarized overnight on Friday in the 2500 block of East Lake Bluff Boulevard. The village has experienced a slew of illegal entries to homes — 15 since Sept. 27 — and in most cases, the homes are unlocked. Neighboring communities have also reported an increase in home burglaries. The department is working closely with other local law enforcement to buck the trend. Shorewood police have made one arrest in connection with an earlier burglary.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Police are imploring residents to lock their homes after two new burglaries brought the count to 14 in just over a month — most of which were at unlocked houses.
Two more homes were burglarized overnight in Shorewood, bringing the tally to 14 in just over a month in the village. Police say homes on the 2800 block of East Menlo Avenue and 3500 block of North Summit Avenue were hit Tuesday night. Wallets and a laptop were stolen from the homes, and credit cards were used to make fraudulent purchases. Police say residents were home when the burglary on Summit Avenue occurred. Authorities in Milwaukee and other North Shore communities are working to curb the wave of burglaries. Police say while they happen at different times, but a common theme has emerged — entry was gained to most of the homes through unlocked doors. Lock your home, garage and cars, police say, even if you're in your home. Leave a …