The suspects went to vacant buildings in Milwaukee so they could steal copper pipes.
A Greenfield man is facing charges after he and a friend were caught breaking into vacant Milwaukee properties to steal copper. Joshua A. Hoffman, 22, of Greenfield, and Rick D. Brenwall, 37, of Milwaukee, were charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Thursday with three counts of burglary. If convicted, they each face up to 37 ½ years in prison and $75,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On March 31, a Milwaukee police officer spotted an SUV parked in front of a vacant property in the 10700 block of Green Tree Road, then saw Brenwall get out of the SUV and unlock the door of a vacant and foreclosed home. Hoffman then got out of the SUV with a bucket of tools and followed Brenwall inside. The officer was aware of a …
Man's knit hat found inside shuttered store where $5,000 in copper pipe went missing.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Petrie
Thursday, February 23, 2012
A Milwaukee man is facing charges after he allegedly went into a long-shuttered Greenfield store during a period when thousands of dollars in copper pipes went missing. Walter L. Davis, 41, was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of entry into a locked building. If convicted, he could face up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Dec. 2, the caretaker for a building that used to house Drug Emporium, 6251 S. 27th St., called police after he went into the building to winterize it and noticed $5,000 worth of copper pipes were missing. The man said he’s the only person who goes into the building, but officers found a black knit cap left at the scene. Police performed…