Police Reports: Impaired Car Hints at Impaired Driver
Driving down the main drag on two flat tires, a Brookfield man calls himself to the attention of a patrol officer who finds he wasn't fit to be driving at all.
At 1:42 a.m. Jan. 6, a 38-year-old Brookfield man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, first offense, after a patrol officer spotted him on Blue Mound Road driving on two flat rear tires.
The officer pulled him over in the parking lot of Great Midwest Bank, 15900 Blue Mound Rd., and noted immediately that the man smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech.
The driver told the officer he was coming from the New Berlin Ale House and admitted having had “a little” to drink. When the officer asked him how both his rear tires came to be flat, he said, “They both just popped.”
He failed field sobriety tests and blew a .13 blood alcohol concentration on an evidentiary breath test.
In other recent incidents:
A Brookfield man reported that while he was at the Pick ‘n Save at 17295 W. Capitol Dr. between 1:15 and 1:30 p.m., someone broke a window out of his car and stole his briefcase and its contents.
A resident of the 15500 block of Oak Lane reported that overnight someone threw a cinder block through a window of her car while it was in her driveway and stole her wallet. Police found footprints leading to and from her car, and the owner said she had a suspect in mind. Police are investigating.
A 12-year-old West Allis boy admitted to being the culprit in a case of pizza-related harassment after he called Glass Nickel Pizza Co. at 13175 Blue Mound Rd. three times and ordered pizzas delivered to a neighbor across the street whom he did not even know. The boy said he was home sick from school and was bored. He was released to his mother.
At 4:10 p.m., a Brookfield man reported that the catalytic converter was stolen off his pickup truck some time since 6:15 a.m. while it was parked in the south lot of Brookfield Square across from the Sears store.
Five Brookfield East High School students were questioned at school after an employee at Dennis’ Mobil Mart, 14035 W. Capitol Dr., called police to report the youths had asked one of his customers to buy cigarettes for them.
An employee at the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Dr., called police when a patron reported to her that between 7 and 7:45 p.m. her car had been broken into and her purse stolen.
About 8 p.m., a 20-year-old Menomonee Falls woman was arrested for retail theft at the Pick ‘n Save at 12735 W. Capitol Dr. after she concealed four items worth about $60 and tried to leave without paying. Police noted that she was “uncooperative.” Less than two hours later, at 9:41 p.m., a 48-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for retail theft at the same Pick ‘n Save, and police noted that he was very uncooperative. He had tried to make off with a lipstick and a Cliff Builder bar, together worth $9.86.
An employee of Jared’s Jewelry, 16070 Blue Mound Rd., reported the theft of a 2-carat diamond worth $15,000, but later asked police to change their report to “lost property” when it was determined that the gem probably had not been stolen after all but might have been accidentally thrown out with the trash.
Vandalism to playground equipment was reported at Dixon Elementary School, 2400 Pilgrim Square Dr., with about $300 damage done to toy drums resembling bowling pins, which were broken off their mounts, one of them being found up a tree.
Personnel from Elmbrook Humane Society were able to snare and capture a sick or injured coyote in the 1000 block of Indianwood Drive after numerous calls from the neighborhood about the suffering animal. The condition of the animal was not reported.
A manager at Metro Market, 17630 Blue Mound Rd., complained of a known suspect who has numerous times misused a self-service scanner at checkout to purchase goods of lesser value. Police were able to contact the suspect and he agreed to appear at the police station Monday for questioning.
At 6:45 p.m., an 18-year-old Milwaukee woman and a 21-year-old Milwaukee man were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after they left Boston Store at Brookfield Square with $644.50 worth of merchandise they had taken into a fitting room and hidden. They were stopped when they tried to leave the mall with the goods, which comprised seven neckties and a handbag. The two had a 1-year-old child with them.
Managers at First Supply, 3595 N. 127th St., complained to police that a known man has written the company five worthless checks totaling more than $3,000. Police were investigating.
An electrician working on a house under construction in the 4700 block of Bradon Trail East reported at about noon that some time since Christmas Eve someone had cut and stolen 24 lengths of wire worth about $1,000 out of the home.
At 2:12 p.m., security staff at Target, 12725 Blue Mound Rd., reported that an unknown subject had just made off on foot with a boxed 32-inch TV set. No one attempted to follow him, and police were unable to locate him.
At 7:24 p.m., an employee at TJ Maxx reported she had found her locker broken open and her purse and contents, including cash, stolen.