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Police Report: Rental Car Strikes Rental, Dog Bites Dog

The latest police reports also include scams, bounced checks, employee thefts and gas drive-offs.

A rental car hit another rental in a Brookfield hotel parking lot, police reports say.

A rental Chevy Cruze backed into a Budget rental Hyundai Sonata, damaging the rear bumper cover, in the parking lot at the Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Rd., about 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The collision pushed the Hyundai into a pole, causing minor front bumper damage. The Cruze renter couldn't find the Hyundai renter, and left a card on the Sonata.

In other recent police calls:

Dog bites dog: The planned to follow up, when its animal control officer returned from vacation, on a complaint that a dog jumped out of a yard and bit another dog, causing bleeding from a “gash.” The incident occurred about 10:50 a.m. Sept. 12 in the 19400 block of Baythorn Way.

Watch out for day care buses: called police to seek extra police patrols to resolve issues with vehicles from passing the day care’s buses while children are exiting. The conflicts occur around 8 a.m. on school days.

Employee thefts:

  • A cashier at , 17295 W. Capitol Dr., was cited for retail theft Sept. 12 for allegedly taking sale refunds that should have gone to customers.
  • A 32-year-old Milwaukee man employed as a cleaner at , 15170 W. Greenfield Ave., was caught on video stealing Gillette Fusion razor blades twice, on Sept. 4 and Sept. 9.

Scams, scams and more scams:

  • A Kenmar Court man, 56, told police he got a letter saying he had won $3,800. Officers left a message on the voice mail for a phone number listed in the letter.
  • A Robin Lane man said he got a call Thursday from a woman purporting to be his niece, saying she was in Mexico City for a wedding, broke her nose and needed money. The man told police he realized it was a scam and told the caller he didn’t have a niece with a Spanish accent. The woman hung up.
  • A Norhardt Drive woman told police Saturday she has been getting harassing phone calls from Jamaica saying she had won cars, gifts and prizes. She was told to ignore the scam.

Jewelry theft: A Cumberland Court woman said within the past two to five weeks someone stole white and yellow gold jewelry worth more than $5,000 from her home.

Threats: An Osage Trail woman asked police to contact two boys, ages 13 and 14, to ask them to stop sending threatening calls and text messages to her and her son. Police talked to the two males, who said the Osage Trail woman had threatened them. Officers also talked with the boys’ parents.

Church theft: An Oconomowoc woman said someone entered her unlocked car at , 14155 W. Burleigh Dr., between 4:30 and 6 p.m. Sept. 12, and stole her purse.

What is that noise? An elderly woman called police at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12 to say there was a suspicious noise and light in her Pomona Road garage. It was her car dome light and crickets.

Gas thefts:

  • The same BMW has twice driven off without paying for gas pumped at , 14100 W. Capitol Dr. The operator of the later model, four-door silver SUV failed to pay $52.93 at 10:27 a.m. on Sept. 4 and $67.28 at 8:08 a.m. on Sept. 12.
  • Someone drove off without paying for $19.98 in gas about 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at , 15565 W. Blue Mound Rd.  
  • A white Suburban drove off without paying for $142.80 in gas pumped about 8 a.m. Friday at , 14035 W. Capitol Dr. The Suburban’s license plate registered to a Mercury Sable.

Littering alcohol bottles: , 3655 N. 126th St., said someone has been throwing vodka bottles out a car onto their property for a couple months. Police interviewed the car’s registered owner, a 76-year-old man, who said he was at the American Legion Post nearby but did not throw any garbage or bottles out his window. He appeared to be intoxicated and officers warned him about fines for littering.

Neighbor dispute: Police were called to the 3200 block of San Marcos Drive about 7 p.m. Sept. 13 regarding a dispute about children’s bikes. A woman said she has had ongoing problems with children in her yard and when they rode bikes down a hill and into her backyard Sept. 13 she yelled at them to get out of her yard and they ran, leaving their bikes behind. She called their parents to pick up the bikes. Police called one mother, asking her to keep children out of the neighbor’s yard.

Hotel dispute: Two co-workers who were guests at the , 1200 S. Moorland Rd., got into a shoving match outside the hotel about 8 p.m. Sept. 13. Neither was injured nor wanted charges filed against the other. The two men, ages 26 and 51, were warned that any further trouble would result in them being kicked out of the hotel.

Bouncing checks, not balloons: , 12630 Robin Lane, reported two bounced checks from two different companies in recent months. Each check was about $300.

Inheritance dispute: A man living in the 19000 block of West North Avenue reported that his ex-wife had spent inheritance money from her grandfather on herself, rather than use it for their son’s education. Officers said it was a civil matter they could not prosecute.

The owner’s manual? A Wauwatosa woman reported that at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 12 someone entered her unlocked vehicle at , 2255 N. Calhoun Rd. The only things taken? Her sunglasses and the owner’s manual for the 1997 Mercury Sable.

Furnace fire: Police officers assisted fire fighters who responded to a furnace fire about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 18000 block of Lamplighter Lane. After the family evacuated, the fire was extinguished.

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The above items are from reports from local police departments. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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