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Police Blotter: Man Didn't Pay for Anything ... This Time

Though a "visit" from a woman he met online nearly cost him his computer, according to what he told police.

A resident in the 4800 block of South Katelyn Circle was warned about soliciting prostitutes after a woman he had contacted through the website backpage.com tried to steal his computer during a visit Jan. 17.

The man told police he previously had woman over to his apartment, but that no money was exchanged during this incident.

That and the following incidents were reported in the Greenfield Police Department log for the week of Jan. 14-20:

  • A Greenfield woman told police she received three calls from someone claiming her deceased husband won a gift certificate and that she needed to send money in order to receive the prize Jan. 14. The woman realized she was the target of a scam and did not send any money.
  • An employee at Walmart, 10600 W. Layton Ave., told police she stopped a suspect trying to walk out with a cart full of items around 3:20 p.m. Jan. 14. The suspect fled along with another suspect who was waiting in a vehicle in the parking lot.
  • A 14-year-old boy was cited for carrying a concealed weapon after he reportedly brought a kitchen knife to Whitnall Middle School, 5025 S. 116th St., Jan. 15.
  • Two men, 19 and 20, were arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop on the 4500 block of South 84th Street at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 15.
  • A woman reported a laptop computer she had just purchased was stolen when someone broke into her car while it was parked at Pacific Produce, 5455 S. 27th St., sometime before 6:50 p.m. Jan. 15.
  • Coins taken in a theft in Milwaukee were sold to Robert Haack Diamonds sometime before 8:10 a.m. Jan. 16.
  • A Bose sound system valued at $2,500 was taken from Best Buy at 3:20 p.m. Jan. 12 and reported to police five days later.
  • A woman called 911 regarding information about flu shots Jan. 17. She was informed of the proper uses of 911 and advised to call the Health Department or Walgreens.
  • A 21-year-old man who was caught by an employee at Pick ‘n Save trying to shoplift had to be taken to the hospital when he started vomiting during a confrontation with the employee Jan. 18.

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