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Police Report: Stolen Baby Clothes, Drunken Driving, and Teens with Torches

The latest police calls also include a car crash, fire from a BB gun, and car thefts.

Four young women were caught shoplifting baby clothes Saturday afternoon at at 95 N. Moorland Rd. An employee called police at 12:45 p.m. when he noticed them selecting items, then disappearing into corners and coming back without the items.

Because he never saw them putting the items in their bags, he could not stop them when they left the store with bulging bags and without paying. Police stopped them outside at their vehicle, where they recovered more than $200 worth of baby clothes and shoes.

Also from the City of Brookfield police reports:

Drunken driving: A man was arrested for operating while intoxicated April 9 outside , when mall security notified police at 7:25 p.m. that the man was acting strangely, and had a young child sleeping in the car, which had two flat tires. Police stopped the man and arrested him for OWI and possession of THC and smoking paraphernalia.  

Teens with torches: A resident reported a group of teenagers walking around with torches made out of towels Wednesday at 9:08 p.m. The caller was concerned about the fire because of the dry weather. Police stopped the group and extinguished the torches. 

Car thefts:

  • Two cars were entered on the 200 block of Lynnwood Lane Wednesday night. From one car, someone stole a garage door opener and a small leather notebook. The car was not damaged, and the owner did not know whether it was locked. The other car was unlocked and was missing an iPod shuffle, sunglasses, and GPS unit.
  • Also Wednesday night, a car was broken into on the 16000 block of Prairie Court, and the owner reported 18 computer memory sticks missing. 

Stolen Jack Daniels: A 44-year-old man stole a bottle of Jack Daniels Whiskey from at 2315 N. 124th St. Friday afternoon. An employee called police about the incident, which he caught on tape, at 4:29 p.m. Police followed his car to Walgreens, where they saw the bottle in plan view and arrested the man for retail theft.

Marijuana and paraphernalia: An 18-year-old man was arrested by Misty Mountain Parkway and Lorien Court at 9:06 p.m. Saturday for possession of two glass pipes, one 12-inch glass water bong, one scale and 13.42 grams of THC.

Culver's Collision: A 33-year-old man was sent to the hopital after his car collided with a woman's Saturday at 12:13 p.m. near 3705 N. 124th St. The woman said she thought she ran the red light trying to find .

Neighborly concern:

  • A Brookfield resident called police at 10:15 p.m. Thursday, wanting to know why their neighbor was still jack hammering. The caller could not believe nobody else in the city was complaining.
  • Suspicious of a man hiding in the bushes of her neighbor’s home, a Brookfield resident called police at 8:28 Saturday. Police made contact with the owner, who said he was outside playing hide and seek with his children.
  • A Brookfield resident on Highland Drive was warned for shooting a BB gun in his backyard, which is prohitibited by ordinance. A neighbor called the police at 8:02 a.m. Sunday, thinking he was trying to shoot a turkey. The shooter said he was trying to scare a rabbit away from his hosta plants. The turkey was seen in the neighborhood and was fine.

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