RACINE COUNTY POLICE BLOTTER
Alarm: Deputies responded to Herman's Sausage, 6150 McHenry St., Nov. 2 for an alarm. Investigation revealed that an employee had accidentally set the alarm off.
Theft: On Oct. 28, a resident of the 700 block of Meadow Lane reported that her purse had been stolen. She had left it on the top of her car while she was unloading groceries into her apartment. The purse contained a money order, $20 in cash and personal items. Vandalism: On Oct. 28, a resident of the 300 block of N. Wisconsin St. reported that someone had cut the clutch cable of her car. Damage was estimated at $300. On Oct. 27, a man reported that an eternal light beam and Lucite marker at his grandmother's grave in St. Mary's Cemetery on W. State St. had been vandalized. Damage was estimated at $575. Drugs: A 36-year-old man who was stopped for speeding on Milwaukee Ave. on Oct. 28 was also charged with possession of marijuana after police found a pipe containing the substance under the seat of his car. Heroic boy: Police praised an 8-year-old boy who called 911 when his 2-year-old sister suffered a seizure on Oct. 27. The boy was alone at his home in the 2100 block of Main St. at the time. He first tried to reach his father, who had just left for work, and then tried to call his mother, who was on her way home. He then dialed the emergency number and was able to provide officers with his sister's medical history and the numbers of his parents. Town of Burlington Burglary: A screen door was damaged and several items, including a ovacuum cleaner, chain saw and television set, were reported missing from a home in the 33000 block of S. Lakeshore Drive on Oct. 25. The resident of a home in the 8300 block of Wren St. returned home on Nov. 2 to find the back door forced open and items in disarray on the floor. Jewelry, a CD player and other items were reported missing. Vandalism: A set of Christmas lights strung around the basketball hoop of a home in the 33000 block of Contour Drive was found smashed on a street on Oct. 27. Caledonia Forgery: On Oct. 23, a 24-year-old old man was charged with forgery after he admitted to forging a signature on a check for $300 and cashing it at his bank in Racine. The man admitted to police that he had taken a check from a car in September while he was working at the Pro Touch Car Wash. He had since been fired from the car wash for stealing change from a customer's car. The victim said he recalled having his car at the wash and said that he might have left his checkbook in the car at that time. Disorderly conduct: A 31-year-old woman was charged with disorderly conduct on Oct. 24 after she found her husband with another woman at their home in the 10000 block of W. Manor Court. According to the husband, the couple were estranged, and the woman, who had been living elsewhere, came to the home because she suspected him of infidelity. When she arrived, the other woman hid in a closet while the man tried to restrain his wife, who became combative. Burglary: A flicker of light in front of a cash register revealed a burglar in action at the Oh Dennis Tavern, 4301 Douglas Ave., on Oct. 26. Police, responding to a motion alarm, found a bicycle parked outside the building and a 36-year-old man inside tampering with the cash register. After a brief chase outside the bar, police detained the man and found $100 in cash on his person. Break-in: The door and a window of the Trackside Tavern, 3311 St. Paul St., were broken on Oct. 25. Nothing was taken, but a folder was disturbed. Drunken driving: On Oct. 24, two men who had been drinking heavily were in a car that ran head-on into another vehicle on the I-94 frontage road near Seven Mile Road. Police found one of the men and the driver of the other vehicle lying on the ground nearby. A clerk at a nearby gasoline station told police that a man had entered the store and asked her to call 911 because of the accident, then bought a pack of cigarettes and left. Oak Creek police, using a dog, found the man running through a cornfield. He said he was a passenger in the accident but was afraid that he would get in trouble if he remained at the scene. Both men admitted using marijuana and drinking heavily all day and night before the accident. The driver, 33, was charged with causing injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, failing to stop for a stop sign, and operating a vehicle after revocation of license. Chase: On Oct. 27, police stopped a car on Three Mile Road and ended up chasing the driver on foot through the Wind Point Apartments. The driver had been pulled over for a defective brake light when police noticed he was sitting on a wallet. When police questioned the man about the wallet, he bolted from the car and dashed through the apartment complex before he was caught. The man was cited with obstructing an officer and giving a false name. Fire: Fumes from a leaky gas pipe may have been the cause of a fire at a home in the 4900 block of Aberdeen St. on Oct. 24. A man and his daughter, returning from a soccer game, saw the blaze and called 911. The fire is under investigation, but authorities suspect fumes drifted up through a fireplace and were ignited by a pilot light. No one was injured. Found property: Pillowcase ghosts, cornstalk brooms and a wooden ghost were found by police on Oct. 24 by the train tracks near Haymeadows Road. An area resident had called the officers to report that someone had been placing objects in the road. Stolen coins: Forty silver dollars, each more than 100 years old, were given to a clerk at the SuperAmerica station, 4960 Douglas Ave., in exchange for $20 in cash. The clerk said a man came into the station on Oct. 27 and told him that he needed to exchange the coins so that he might go up north to care for a sick relative. A clerk called an acquaintance, who came to the station and bought the coins for $40. The coins were later turned over to the police after they told the purchaser that they were most likely stolen. Mount Pleasant Rescue call: A 45-year-old construction worker suffered a cut when a steel door struck him in the head Oct. 29. The man was part of a crew working on the Mount Pleasant-Caledonia joint fire station. The injured man was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center for treatment. False alarm: On Oct. 28 around 10:30 p.m., an alarm was sounded at CTX Mortgage Co., 6233 Bankers Drive. The alarm was thought to have been tripped by balloons floating in the office. Traffic violation: On Nov. 4, an officer in his own vehicle saw a car driving in a reckless way through the Case High School parking lot, 7345 Washington Ave. After the officer tried to wave the car down, a squad car pulled the car over. The driver, a 14-year-old boy, was cited for driving without a license, reckless driving and trespassing. Theft: A portable CD player was stolen from a parking lot in the 6200 block of Durand Ave. on Oct. 28. Suspicious activity: In the evening of Oct. 31, a woman was seen pulling campaign signs out of yards near the intersection of Highway 20 and Emmertsen Road. She was stacking them next to the garbage bin behind Coconut Grove Bar. She told police she was from Washington, here working for the local Democratic Party. The police advised her to cease the activity. Warrant pickup: In the early morning of Oct. 29, police acting on a tip went to the 2200 block of Howe St. to pick up a 17-year-old man on two warrants, one for possession of a dangerous weapon and one for failure to appear in court. After waking and arresting the man, police found he had a marijuana cigarette; he was cited for possession of marijuana. Obstruction: On Oct. 31, shortly after midnight, an officer pulled over a car in the 7000 block of Washington Ave. As the car came to a stop, two people fled from it. A 15-year-old who was caught was charged with obstruction, curfew violation and operating a vehicle without a license. Drunken driving: On Oct. 28 around 2:30 a.m., an officer noticed a car stopped in the eastbound lanes of Highway 20 near Meadow Lane. After directing the car to the side of the road, the officer smelled alcohol coming from the car. A 22-year-old Kenosha man failed field sobriety tests and was found to have a bag of marijuana in the car. The man was cited for possession of marijuana, operating a vehicle while impaired and unreasonable or imprudent speed. Larceny: Guards at Kohl's Department Store, 5415 Washington Ave., saw a man put on a new pair of shoes and return his old pair to the box on Oct. 29. The man went through the checkout line, buying several other items but not the shoes. Security held the 28-year-old man until police arrived and arrested him for retail theft. North Bay Alarm: A residential alarm was checked on Vincennes Circle Nov. 3. The home was found to be secure. Norway/Wind Lake Property damage accident: A deputy responded to the 26700 block of Long Lake Road Nov. 1 on a complaint of a dog that ran into a passing car. The driver of a 1995 Plymouth Neon said that as he was driving, he saw a dog for an instant and then heard it hit his car. The owner of the dog and the driver exchanged information regarding the incident. The dog appeared to be OK after the ordeal. Giant pumpkin smashed: On Nov. 1, a pumpkin weighing 110 pounds was found smashed after it was taken from a home in the 7600 block of East Wind Lake Road. Several other pumpkins were reported destroyed that night in the same area. Vandalism: A resident of the 26000 block of Lakeview Drive told police that on Oct. 25 around 2 a.m., three youths tried to smash a pumpkin on his porch and then bumped into a light fixture as they sped away in a black car. Damage is estimated at $100. Theft: A plastic gravestone and a skeleton with a total value of $17 were taken from a home in the 6500 block of Palmer Drive on Oct 27. Raymond Fire call: The Sheriff's Department and Raymond firefighters responded to a home in the 1100 block of 60th St. on a report of a clothes dryer on fire Oct. 30. Deputies spoke to the homeowner, who stated that he smelled smoke and discovered the dryer on fire, at which time he unsuccessfully tried to extinguish the blaze, then called 911. Firefighters contained the fire to the dryer, but the home sustained smoke damage. The cause of the fire is unknown, but lint built up in the dryer is listed as a possible contributing factor. Traffic incident: A 23-year-old man reported to the Sheriff's Department that a large object flew into his vehicle as he was traveling on I-94 near Seven Mile Road Oct. 30. The 1992 Plymouth Voyager sustained damage to its passenger door and front end. Rochester Alarm: The Sheriff's Department responded to the Rochester Mini Mart, 605 S. Front St., Oct. 30 for an alarm. Deputies spoke to an employee, who said she accidentally set the alarm off as she was closing for the evening. The alarm reset itself. Sturtevant Traffic violation: On Nov. 1, a 20-year-old man was pulled over on Highway 20 near 96th St. for lacking registration. The man was found not to be in possession of a valid driver's license. He was cited for operating a motor vehicle after revocation. Theft: A van parked in the 300 block of 93rd St. was broken into and had $300 radio removed on Nov. 2. Attempted auto theft: On Nov. 2 at Ganton Technology, 2620 90th St., two cars were broken into in an unsuccessful attempt to steal them. Theft: A woman reported a cellular phone missing Nov. 2 in the 6800 block of Buckingham Drive. The phone, worth $100, was quickly turned off. Union Grove Loose dog: A deputy responded to the 900 block of 11th Ave. Oct. 29 on a report of a dog running loose in the area. The deputy captured the dog and found its owner, who said the dog got loose from an attendant the previous day. Theft: A 36-year-old resident reported to officials that $1,940.40 worth of telephone service was charged to her phone bill by a friend whom she asked to water her plants when she was out of town from June 13 to July 5. The friend reportedly called 900 numbers and placed several long distance overseas calls. Waterford Illegal dumping: A construction company was cited for illegal dumping and told to clean up its mess after a property owner reported construction debris was being dumped on his property at state highway 83 and Honey Creek Road on Oct. 29. Vandalism: On Nov. 2, street signs on Raab Drive, Fox River Road and Bridge Drive were found splattered with red paint, apparently from paint balls. On Oct. 30, numerous mailboxes were reported missing along Maple Road. The bumpers of golf carts at the Rivermoor Country Club, 30802 Waterford Drive, were damaged late on Halloween night. Police found bottles of beer and cutting tools near the carts. They suspect the carts were ridden and damaged by four youths whom a janitor found earlier that evening on the grounds. Yorkville Loose dogs: A deputy on patrol in the area of the 14900 block of Spring St. discovered eight or nine dogs running loose Oct. 28. He made contact with the dogs' owner and found that the animals got out of a fenced-in kennel. The deputy captured seven of the dogs and returned them to the kennel. Two black Labradors remained loose in the area after unsuccessful attempts to capture them. Rescue call: Deputies responded to the Rodeway Inn, 910 S. Sylvania Ave., Nov. 1 after a 6-year-old boy was found unconscious in a pool. The first deputy to arrive found that the child was out of the water and breathing. The boy was taken by the Union Grove-Yorkville Rescue Squad to St. Mary's Medical Center, where he was kept overnight for observation. Racine Reckless endangering safety: A 9-year-old girl was cited for reckless endangering safety after she set her mother and stepfather's bed covers on fire Nov. 3. She then fled the home without telling her sleeping grandmother, who later escaped unharmed. There was extensive damage to the bedroom and smoke and heat damage to the rest of the home. The family dog perished in the Tuesday morning blaze. Assault: An unknown person assaulted a 59-year-old man Oct. 29 in front of Hamzi's Restaurant, 1707 Douglas Ave. The victim suffered a 4-inch cut above his eye and other injuries. He was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center for treatment. A 28-year-old woman sustained abrasions to the face after being assaulted in a home in the 1800 block of Roe Ave. Oct. 29. Her attacker forced his way into the home and punched her in the face. He was arrested for battery and domestic abuse. A 43-year-old woman suffered a split cheek and a bump to her head after being slapped by her 46-year-old husband during an argument inside a garage in the 1700 block of Howe St. Oct. 29. He was arrested and charged with domestic abuse and battery. A 21-year-old woman suffered a cut lip after being assaulted in the 1100 block of Lockwood Ave. Oct. 30. A 21-year-old man was charged with battery after he attacked a 38-year-old man Nov. 1 in the hallway of the Quality Inn, 3700 Northwestern Ave. Police arrested a 45-year-old man after he pushed his wife into a window, breaking the window, at a home in the 2000 block of Georgia St. Nov. 1. The woman suffered minor injuries. A 16-year-old girl was charged with disorderly conduct after she threw a picture frame at her father in a home in the 1600 block of N. Wisconsin St. Oct. 31. The man suffered a small cut to his arm. A 45-year-old man suffered bumps to the head and cuts to his thumb after his neighbor attacked him in an apartment building in the 800 block of Peck Ave. Oct. 31. The victim was taken to St. Luke's Hospital for treatment. His 45-year-old attacker was charged with aggravated battery. An argument over a small child led to the parents battering each other in a residence in the 1000 block of Villa St. Nov. 1. Both parents suffered minor injuries and were arrested for domestic abuse and battery. Criminal damage: Two tires were slashed on a 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser wagon on Nov. 2 or 3. The vehicle also was spray painted on the hood and front door panel area. A 23-year-old woman was charged with criminal damage to property after she broke out two windows with a hammer on a car belonging to a friend. The incident occurred in the 1600 block of Packard Ave. Oct. 31. A landlord showing prospective tenants a home in the 1100 block of Villa St. discovered that someone had damaged the rental unit on Oct. 30 or 31. Two bullet holes were found in a wall and the other walls had been punched and kicked, causing an undetermined amount of damage. Two complaints of tires being slashed were reported in the 2400 block of Jerome Blvd. Oct. 31. Criminal damage/disorderly conduct: Police arrested a 34-year-old man after he broke a table and lamp and punched a hole in the wall at his girlfriend's home in the 1500 block of LaSalle St. Nov. 2. Arson/trespass: A vehicle that was being stored in a garage in the 500 block of 17th St. was set on fire by unknown suspects Oct. 31. According to statements, two juveniles were reportedly in the garage just prior to the fire being discovered. Trespass: A complaint of skateboarders trespassing was taken Oct. 29 from Keystone Heating, 2707 Durand Ave. Skateboarders reportedly were told to stay off the property, and they continually come back and cause damage to concrete walls. Theft: Thieves stole a stereo out of a vehicle parked in the 3300 block of St. Clair St. sometime between Oct. 23 and Nov. 2. Several items, including a set of golf clubs and a camera, were stolen from a 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that was parked off an alley in the 2000 block of St. Clair St. Nov. 2. A 16-year-old was charged with operating a vehicle without the owner's consent after a 1985 Oldsmobile was taken from the 3500 block of Douglas Ave. Nov. 2. The car was later recovered in the 600 block of 10th St. Thieves stole a cement birdbath out of the front yard of a home in the 1100 block of Kingston Ave. on Nov. 2 or 3. An unknown woman stole a total of 58 frames from the Wisconsin Vision Center, 3905 Douglas Ave., Oct. 24. According to reports, a woman took the frames as employees were distracted with customers. Thieves stole a wallet, currency and a clock from a home in the 2300 block of 21st St. on Oct. 28 or 29. A stereo was stolen from an unlocked office at the Racine Medical Clinic, 3807 Spring St., between Oct. 27 and 29. Police are investigating the theft of 30 cases of chicken from the Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant, 3212 Douglas Ave. The thefts reportedly occurred between Sept. 1 and Oct. 29. A 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was reported stolen from a parking lot in the 500 block of Shelbourne Court Oct. 30. A car stereo was stolen out of a 1988 Nissan Sentra parked at St. Mary's Medical Center, 3801 Spring St., on Oct. 29 or 30. Thieves stole a fanny pack off a file cabinet Oct. 30 at Holy Communion Church, 2000 Kinzie Ave. The pack contained money, credit cards and keys. The landlord of a rental unit in the 2000 block of Slauson Ave. reported to police that a washer and dryer were stolen from the property between Oct. 20 and 30. A Green Bay Packers flag and post attached to a home on Illinois St. were stolen Oct. 30 or 31. A soda machine was broken into at the Grove Club, 1037 Grove Ave., on Oct. 30 or 31. It is unknown if any money was taken. A gas stove was stolen out of a parking lot in the 600 block of High St. Oct. 31. The owner left the stove in the lot while he went to get a dolly. TVs and a boom box were stolen from a home in the 1200 block of Monroe Ave. Nov. 1. Burglary: Thieves pried open a door to gain entry into Rainbow International, 20081/2 Taylor Ave. Oct. 31. A lantern and padlocks were stolen. A door was forced open and a rack stereo was stolen Nov. 2 from a residence in the 1100 block of Marquette St. Thieves pried open a door to J.B. Four House, 1307 Douglas Ave., on Nov. 2 or 3. Taken in the burglary were $250 from an amusement machine, $435 from the cash register and a handgun. Two boys, ages 12 and 13, were charged with burglary after a Super Nintendo and a game cartridge were stolen Oct. 29 from a home in the 1500 block of Martin Luther King Drive. A service door to a garage in the 2800 block of Glendale Ave. was forced open and a bicycle and go-cart were stolen Oct. 30. A baby-sitter discovered that a Nintendo 64 and six game cartridges were stolen from a home in the 1700 block of Green St. Oct. 30. Thieves stole a fish locator, global positioning system unit and a golf set from a garage in the 1900 block of Michigan Blvd. between Oct. 16 and 18. The combined value of the items was listed at $1,520. A ground level window was forced open by thieves Oct. 30 at the Looking Glass Tavern, 2515 Douglas Ave. Currency was reported missing from the bar area. Two cell phones, a case and adapter cord were stolen out of a car parked in a garage in the 1300 block of Quincy Ave. Nov. 1. A service door to the garage was pried open to gain entry. Thieves stole an unknown amount of coins from a vending machine at Chiefs Bar, 1641 Douglas Ave. Nov. 1. A window was broken to gain entry into the building and a pry bar was used to force open the machine. Thieves forced open a door on a residence in the 300 block of Parkview St. Nov. 1 and stole a 46-inch TV, valued at $1,400. Robbery: A 42-year-old man walking home from a convenience store was struck in the eye and robbed of $10 by an assailant Oct. 31 at Hagerer and St. Clair streets. Assault: A 28-year-old man was assaulted by a 30-year-old woman in a home in the 2300 block of Spring St. Nov. 3. The man suffered cuts and scrapes. The woman was charged with domestic abuse and disorderly conduct. Criminal damage: A 14-year-old boy was charged with criminal damage after he walked through freshly poured concrete sidewalks in the 1300 block of Buchanan St. Nov. 3. Weapons violation: An elderly woman reported to police that she heard three to five gunshots while she was in her home in the 1000 block of N. Memorial Drive Nov. 4. She later discovered that a projectile broke a bathroom window and lodged in a wall. Theft: A 14-year-old student of Horlick High School, 2119 Rapids Drive, reported to police that her jacket was stolen out of a locker Nov. 3. Thieves stole currency and a paycheck out of a home in the 900 block of Hayes Ave. Nov. 3. Thieves broke a window on a car parked in the rear lot of Westgate Mall, 4901 Washington Ave., Nov. 3. Taken were a police scanner and a cellular phone. Thieves stole a 20-inch Huffy bicycle from the front yard of a home in the 1600 block of Grove Ave. Nov. 3. Burglary: A portable stereo, VCR and coins were stolen from a home in the 900 block of Russet St. between Oct. 29 and 31. A window was broken for entry to the residence. A VCR valued at $370 was stolen out of an apartment in the 2700 block of Jacato Drive Nov. 3.
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