Coach Purse Stolen After Vehicle Window Smashed

Four residents in Falls told police their cars were broken into over the past week.

The Menomonee Falls Police Department responded to a series of thefts from vehicles last week in the village.

Between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, a person smashed the passenger’s side window of a silver Ford Escape, which was parked on the W21000 block of Silver Spring Drive. The thief stole gift cards, Ray-Ban sunglasses, and a pink leather wallet.

Between 8:45 a.m. and 9:50 a.m. Saturday, a person smashed the windows of two vehicles parked outside the Tri-County YMCA. One vehicle owner reported nothing stolen; however, the owner of an Acura reported a Coach purse and a Samsung Smartphone were stolen. Total damage and loss to property is estimated at $850.

Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 2, a 19-year-old girl’s backpack was stolen from her unlocked vehicle either at Woodman’s or Applebee’s – she wasn’t certain. Her backpack contained a laptop.

Also in the reports:

  • Police were dispatched at 11:25 p.m. Saturday to a home on the W19000 block of Pleasant View Drive. Officers found the sourced of the noise, and a 37-year-old Tomahawk woman was sitting in her vehicle in the driveway with a glass pipe in plain sight. Officers found another pipe and marijuana in the vehicle. She was arrested an booked for possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • An unknown person used a rock to damage the rear window at Griddlers Café sometime between 7:30 p.m. Friday and 10:10 a.m. Saturday. The window was broken, but it didn’t appear that the vandal was attempting to break in.
  • A 29-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for disorderly conduct after throwing a rock through an apartment window on the W15000 block of Cleveland Avenue. The man apparently showed up at the apartment to fight another person, and threw the rock while leaving.
  • A Target security employee received an alert that a male suspect was seen leaving a Wauwatosa Target location immediately after seeing a security guard on Thursday. The Falls officer caught the same suspect stealing a 40-inch television valued at $549 from the Menomonee Falls location.


Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) October 09, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Just to give you a history of the YMCA and car break-ins...this has been going on since the early 90s
falls historian October 09, 2012 at 08:47 PM
late 80's fool. I'm the Falls historian, you're just a pretender. consider yourself corrected. and humbled.
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) October 09, 2012 at 09:25 PM
No need to get all upset over it d-bag.
Carl Engelking October 09, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Well it would appear that people should stop bringing Coach purses to the YMCA
Justa Comment October 10, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Here's an idea for you. Bring your gym bag, your membership card, your driver's license and health insurance card, a dollar or two, and if you don't have to go to work from the gym, then LEAVE YOUR PURSE AT HOME. These car thefts go on and on, and yet women continue to leave their purses in the car. If you have to bring the purse, it's probably safer in the locker than it is in the car.


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