There are just some things that aren’t as easy to do in summer as they are in winter, and stealing bottles of booze is one of them.
At roughly 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30, a loss prevention officer at the Super Pick’n Save on Appleton Avenue called to report a theft from the liquor department. A 37-year-old Milwaukee man stole six bottles of vodka, and concealed them in his coat. The total loss was $167.94.
A police investigation of the incident revealed that the man was in custody at the Milwaukee County Jail, and he was brought to Menomonee Falls for booking. The man admitted to stealing liquor from numerous Pick’n Save locations in the area for re-sale in Milwaukee. He couldn’t remember the individual incidents.
The man was charged with state retail theft, and trespassing.
Also in the reports:
- A 26-year-old Menomonee Falls man contacted police after receiving numerous calls from a 59-year-old man. Five voicemails were copied for evidence, and police contacted the man making the calls the following day. The man contacted police after he received a fifth voicemail, which he thought could be a threat.
- A person stole a Woodman’s customer’s wallet between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. while she was shopping. Unauthorized charges were made on her personal credit cards shortly thereafter.
- At 7:08 p.m. Jan. 29, a 31-year-old Milwaukee man attempted to steal a bottle of vodka from Pick’n Save on County Line Road. Another man was reported near the entrance with a basket full of baby formula. The vodka thief was caught and arrested on a warrant for retail theft. The other subject fled in a vehicle before officers arrived.