Homeowner's Tip Leads to Arrests in Car Burglaries

The lesson from vehicle thefts is to lock your cars, and lately, to check to see if anything is missing from them, as thieves have been active in the past week.

Muskego Police ended up with a lot of recovered items from a reported car burglary that likely belong to residents in the area, and could be linking more car break-ins to the same suspects.

At around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, a resident in the S7200 block of Meadow Court called police to report seeing three subjects looking in his vehicle.

Although the subjects fled the area before police could reach the home, they eventually captured two 17-year-old and a 16-year-old boys, all from Muskego. The boys were charged with theft, prowling, and resisting and obstructing an officer. Police report the 16-year-old was also charged with a curfew violation. 

Two additional incidents came to MPD's attention on Tuesday, Jan. 8, as homeowners, in the S6800 block and the W17900 block of Muskego Drive, reported thefts from vehicles during the evening hours of January 4th. Police say these thefts are possibly related to the above theft. 

Several items were which were obviously stolen were found on these subjects, however, police so far do not have any additional complaints.

If you live in the area of Meadow Ct. and had items taken from your vehicle during the evening of Jan. 4 into the morning of Jan. 5, call Muskego Police at 262-679-4130. 

Also on this week's police blotter:

Friday, Jan. 4–

Walmart reported a retail theft which occurred on Jan. 3rd. 

While investigating the above theft from Walmart, the investigating officer discovered a second theft, which occurred on Jan. 2nd. A 25-year-old Milwaukee man was taken into custody and charged with both thefts. 

A resident in the W20500 block of Field Drive reported the theft of a trailer. 

Saturday, Jan. 5 –

A 24-year-old Muskego woman was revived after overdosing on heroin. She will be charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia. 

A car vs. deer accident occurred in the area of North Cape Road and Boxhorn Drive. 

Tuesday, Jan. 8 – A traffic stop on Moorland Road at College Avenue resulted in the 22-year-old Dousman man driving the car being charged with operating after suspension and his passengers, a 23-year-old New Berlin man and 30-year-old West Allis woman, being charged with retail theft from Wal-Mart and possession of heroin, respectively. 

Friday, Jan. 11 – A 46-year-old Muskego woman was arrested and charged with drunk driving in the area of Racine Avenue and Janesville Road. 


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