At 1:14 p.m., a resident of the 17135 block of Bay Court reported that he had returned after being out for three hours and found his front door broken in and jewelry and silver coins missing from the master bedroom.
At 2:43 p.m., a manager at Soerens Ford, 18900 W. Capitol Dr., called police to report that over the weekend three tires had been stolen off a brand new van that had just been delivered. Video footage showed a suspicious white van enter the lot at 9:53 a.m. Sunday, but it did not show the crime in progress.
At 12:02 p.m., Brookfield police, at the request of the Lake Geneva Police Department, went to Wasabi, 15455 Blue Mound Rd., and arrested a 19-year-old man employed there who was wanted for questioning in a sexual assault. Lake Geneva also wanted the man’s vehicle impounded for evidence, but the suspect told Brookfield officers he had carpooled with others that morning and the vehicle wasn’t present. The man was held for pickup by Lake Geneva PD.
At 3:59 p.m., a 38-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for theft from Boston Store at Brookfield Square after he was seen sneaking one $2 white chocolate pretzel and was stopped by store security and held for police.
After a call on Jan. 3 from a business at 13780 W. Greenfield Ave. about a damaged door turned up nothing missing, the report was reclassified as a burglary when a manager found Tuesday that in fact someone had broken in, pried open a lockbox and the petty cash drawer inside it and stole $54.
At 9:02 a.m., a man reported that the previous Wednesday he had spotted a cougar at West Capitol Drive and North Calhoun Road. He had contacted the DNR about it, he said, and had been advised that the local police should also be notified.
At 2:40 p.m., police were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Mountain Drive by an 18-year-old woman who told police that when she came home from school her brother and four of his friends were there and began beating her and whipping her with an electrical cord for no reason. Her 17-year-brother is also a suspect in the theft of a wallet from a neighbor’s car several days earlier. He and his friends were all cited for disorderly conduct. The sister sustained no visible injuries.
At 4:07 p.m., three women were seen stealing more than $600 worth of merchandise from Victoria’s Secret at Brookfield Square, but store security was unable to stop them and they fled with the goods. Police have the license number of their car and its description and are seeking the owner.
At 6:36 p.m., the loss prevention office at Pick ‘n Save, 12735 W. Capitol Dr., reported five subjects, three males and two females, engaged in a retail theft in progress. One suspect, a 20-year-old West Allis woman, was detained at the store and arrested. The others fled, but police caught up with them and arrested one, a 20-year-old West Allis man. Video showed the two suspects taking seven boxes of Coricidin HBP, priced at $6.99 each, off the shelves. Empty boxes were found in the bathroom and in a store aisle, and the pills, in their plastic wrappers, were found in the suspects’ pockets, four on him and three on her.