Thursday, May 2, 2013
Shoplifters all around Milwaukee - and the country - are pushing the limits to get their hands on expensive canisters that are often being resold by other business owners.
Thefts of baby formula have been occurring, well, as long as baby formula has been sold in stores. But a rash of recent thefts in the Milwaukee area and even across the country, appear to have escalated in terms of the boldness and brazenness — or maybe desperation — of the offenders. The most recent large-scale bust happened in April when police say Ebony Sims, 26, and Johnetta Webb, 23, both from Milwaukee, loaded 69 cans of formula into plastic totes they had grabbed off the shelves at Walmart in Greenfield and waltzed out of the store. Two days later, the same couple tried again, this time planning a “push out” of about 60 cans before ditching the cans when alerted by an accomplice that police were outside waiting for them. “I think …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Muskego Police arrest a Milwaukee man after finding several stolen license plates, electronic equipment in his car, and find other police departments also want to talk to him.
A routine scan of a license plate of a passing car yielded far more than Muskego Police perhaps expected, as the driver was also found to be under warrant for arrest in two other incidents, and had stolen property in the vehicle. According to police reports: On Feb. 9, a Muskego Police officer scanned the license plate of the vehicle Matthew Fisher was driving along Highway 36 and the plate came up as stolen. While the officer was unsuccessful in gaining further backup from another MPD officer, Franklin police came to assist in the traffic stop, which ended up at the Showtime Cinema parking lot. The license plate was originally reported as stolen by Frey Auto in Muskego from a used car in their lot. The plate was also used on a vehicle …
Friday, November 30, 2012
A Milwaukee woman is suspected of shoplifting from Kohl's; she remains at large, but a cell phone found inside her car, which rang as police investigated, helped identify the woman
A poorly timed phone call is landing a Milwaukee woman in hot water after police say she tried to steal numerous items from Kohl’s in Muskego. Amalia Bustos, 47, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of retail theft. If convicted, she faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 3:09 p.m. Aug. 9, a security officer at Kohl’s spotted Bustos pushing a shopping cart full of merchandise out the front doors and into the parking lot. The guard stopped her and Bustos ran on foot. When Muskego police officers arrived at the store they found Bustos’ car in the parking lot with her passport and three cell phones inside. While at the vehicle, one of the phones rang, an…
Friday, October 26, 2012
A New Berlin woman is caught with nearly $900 in clothes hidden under a stroller, according to police report.
A 33-year-old New Berlin woman is accused of using her toddler's stroller to try and hide nearly $900 in stolen goods from Kohl's in Muskego. Jamie L. Wagner was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of felony retail theft and one count of removal of anti-theft devices. If convicted, she faces up to two years and three months in prison, and $20,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 5:50 p.m. Aug. 26, Wagner walked into Kohl's with her toddler in a stroller, then took 22 children's items and four women's track jackets and went into a dressing room. She emerged later with the items hidden in a canvas bag under the stroller and hidden by a diaper bag and tried to leave the store without paying. …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Suspect allegedly had stole $3,000 in video games from Walmart, store security told police.
A Muskego man is facing charges after he was caught stealing video games from Walmart by wrapping them in tinfoil to thwart store security sensors. Michael P. Mueller, 25, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Thursday with two counts of retail theft. If convicted, he faces up to 18 months in prison and $20,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Feb. 25, police were called to Walmart for a theft in progress and when they arrived store staff pointed out Mueller walking through the parking lot with his hands in his pockets. The officer told him to stop, but Mueller continued walking. The officer again commanded Mueller to stop, which he did, but refused to take his hands out of his pockets. Fearing Mueller had a weapon…
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Employee, customer each nabbed for theft in this week's crime report.
The crime report from the Muskego Police Department was short and sweet, which is the way it should be. Saturday, March 3 – A 35 year old Wind Lake woman was arrested for employee theft at Kohl’s Department Store. Sunday March 4 – Tuesday, March 6 – Wednesday, March 7 – A resident in the W12700 block of Somerset Dr. reported their yard lights were vandalized sometime during the night. Thursday, March 8 – A 19-year-old Union Grove man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia at Arby’s