Police Blotter: Thieves Take 'Standout' Van
The van they chose to take was clearly marked and showed up a few miles away in Milwaukee later that morning.
If you’re going to steal a vehicle, you might consider taking one that’s a little less conspicuous.
A work van with “Greenfield Plumbing” on the side was reported stolen from the 5500 block of West Forest Home Avenue just after midnight Nov. 16.
The vehicle was found later that night near 15th Street and Harrison Avenue in Milwaukee.
That and the following incidents were reported in the Greenfield Police Department incident log for the week of Nov. 12-18:
- An employee at Stein’s, 3725 S. 108th St., reported a customer used a $100 bill during a purchase Nov. 12.
- A woman in the 6600 block of West Leroy Avenue dialed 911 and requested the phone number for a business at 2:55 p.m. Nov. 13. She told dispatchers she thought 911 was the same as 411, the number dialed for information.
- A 21-year-old woman was arrested for second offensive operating while intoxicated near the intersection of South 27th Street and West Abbott Avenue at 1:45 a.m. Nov. 14.
- A 25-year-old woman was arrested for second offense operating while intoxicated in the 5200 block of South 27th Street at 2:40 a.m. Nov. 14.
- Greenfield police were requested by Hales Corners police to help issue a citation to a driver who reportedly was 57 mph over the limit while driving through the Root River Parkway at 8:35 a.m. Nov. 12.
- A member at the YMCA, 11311 W. Howard Ave., reported his wallet was stolen from his locker sometime before 9 p.m. Nov. 14.
- Two juveniles were cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after being stopped by an office in the 2900 block of West Cold Spring Road at 10 p.m. Nov. 16.
- A 28-year-old man was arrested for operating while intoxicated after a Greenfield police officer pulled him over after seeing him drive the wrong way at the intersection of South 27th Street and West Layton Avenue at 3 a.m. Nov. 17.
- Several book bags and four pairs of Irish dancing shoes were reported taken from a car in the Budget Cinema South, 4475 S. 108th St., sometime between 2:25 p.m. and 4:25 p.m. Nov. 17.
- A woman reported her Samsung smart phone was taken from Kopp’s Frozen Custard, 7631 W. Layton Ave., sometime between 10:20 p.m. Nov. 16 and 11 a.m. Nov. 17. The black phone in a black soft case was valued at approximately $200.