Friday, May 10, 2013
A 22-year-old West Allis woman was charged with possession of narcotics following her arrest at Macy's last week.
A 22-year-old West Allis woman arrested for retail theft in Greendale has been charged with felony drug possession after police found her with pills and drug paraphernalia. Khrista J. Miller was charged with possession of narcotic drugs after her May 3 arrest at Macy's in Southridge Mall. According to a criminal complaint, police found a small bag containing pills, for which she did not have a prescription. An officer also found several items of drug paraphernalia, including two syringes and a silver cup with with burn marks, in Miller's purse. Miller also initially gave police a fake name, later saying she lied about her identity because she thought warrants were out for her arrest, according to the complaint. Miller will be in court for …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Shoplifters all around Milwaukee - and the country - are pushing the limits to get their hands on expensive canisters that are often being resold by other business owners.
Thefts of baby formula have been occurring, well, as long as baby formula has been sold in stores. But a rash of recent thefts in the Milwaukee area and even across the country, appear to have escalated in terms of the boldness and brazenness — or maybe desperation — of the offenders. The most recent large-scale bust happened in April when police say Ebony Sims, 26, and Johnetta Webb, 23, both from Milwaukee, loaded 69 cans of formula into plastic totes they had grabbed off the shelves at Walmart in Greenfield and waltzed out of the store. Two days later, the same couple tried again, this time planning a “push out” of about 60 cans before ditching the cans when alerted by an accomplice that police were outside waiting for them. “I think …
Monday, January 7, 2013
A Milwaukee man is accused of carrying 18 pills with him. He claims the pills belong to his mother, but she's arrested with him and is unable to provide a prescription.
A 41-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of carrying pills with him while being arrested with his mother and another woman at Walgreens in Greendale. Ricky Dale Meyers Jr. was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Saturday with one count of possession of narcotic drugs. If convicted, he faces up to 1 ½ years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 1:53 p.m. Dec. 14, Greendale police officers were called to Walgreens for a retail theft complaint involving Meyers, his mother and another woman. Police found a pill bottle in his pocket with toilet paper, 14 Clonazepam pills and four morphine pills inside. The bottle had the label ripped off. Meyers said the pills belonged to his mother and he carries them …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Suspect is accused of trying to make off with $500 in merchandise in a shopping bag.
A 26-year-old Milwaukee woman is accused of stealing $500 in merchandise from Boston Store. Melissa S. Fredrichs was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Friday with one count of retail theft. If convicted, she faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 3:17 p.m. Dec. 3, a security officer at Boston Store saw Fredrichs enter the store, take several items then walk into a fitting room with one shopping bag, then emerge later with two bags. Fredrichs then left the store without paying. Fredrichs tried to flee the security officer, but was apprehended. She had $498 in stolen merchandise with her, which is just $2 shy of being charged with felony retail theft. She’s currently in …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Greendale police say a Milwaukee woman, 17, had her young niece take a cell phone from a Southridge Mall store and was later arrested with other stolen goods.
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- Joe Petrie
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A Milwaukee woman is accused of using her young niece to steal an employee's cell phone from Southridge Mall. Triscilla T. Beckworth, 17, was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of theft. If convicted, she faces up to nine months in prison and $1,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Oct. 14, a manager at US Cellular inside Southridge saw Beckworth direct a young child to take an employee's cell phone, which was valued at $600. The child took the cell phone and the two left the store. Beckworth later went to activate the phone and was then arrested by Greendale police officers. Beckworth told officers her niece took the phone from the store. At the time of the arrest, Beckworth was also …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Suspect and daughter allegedly try to steal $700 in merchandise from Kohl's.
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- Joe Petrie
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A 33-year-old Milwaukee woman is accused of shoplifting nearly $700 in merchandise from Kohl’s while using her daughter as an accomplice. Christina L. Rinas was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Saturday with one count of felony retail theft. If convicted, she faces up to 1 ½ years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Sept. 25, a Kohl’s security officer saw Rinas and her daughter enter the store and fill up a shopping cart with merchandise. The two went to the upper level of the store and the daughter pushed the cart into a fitting room while Rinas grabbed two purses from the handbag section of the store and then went into the same fitting room stall. The two emerge later with merchandise …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Suspects try to take the items from Boston Store, police say.
Two Milwaukee women are accused of trying to steal more than $500 in high-end merchandise from Boston Store. Lakisha Marceils Stinson, 24, and Sheika Shontae Stinson, 25, were charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Monday with one count of felony retail theft. If convicted, they each face up to 1 ½ years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Oct. 15, a Boston Store security officer saw the women enter the store, then begin to shove pieces of Waterford crystal into a shopping bag and leave the store. The two were stopped outside the store shortly after the theft. Inside the bag were four Waterford pieces valued at $75 each and a cream and sugar dispenser valued at $210. Greendale police officers were …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Suspect is caught trying to take makeup from a West Allis Pick 'n Save
And who said romance is dead? A 34-year-old Greendale man is facing charges after he was caught allegedly trying to steal his girlfriend a birthday present from a West Allis grocery store. Michael J. Ostoich was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Monday with one count of retail theft. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: Ostoich was spotted by a security officer Saturday inside Pick ‘n Save, 2625 S. 108th St., taking several cases of makeup, then stuffing them inside pockets on his cargo shorts. After concealing several makeup items, Ostoich left the store, but was followed by the security worker. In the parking lot the security officer tried to stop Ostoich, …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Suspect, 20, is caught trying to allegedly steal $700 worth of clothes from Macy's so he can keep his social status fashion-wise.
A 20-year-old Milwaukee man is facing charges after he was caught allegedly stealing clothes from a Southridge Mall store in order to try and maintain his social standard. Dawod R. Dawod was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Thursday with one count of retail theft. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On June 20, a security officer at Macy’s spotted Dawod take $700 worth of Polo merchandise and attempt to walk out of the store with the items. The officer saw Dawod looking nervous in the store, then try and leave, but he was stopped with the merchandise. Dawod admitted to trying to take the clothes and told Greendale police officers he took the items because he…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Suspect tells police she's between a rock and a hard place.
A 56-year-old Milwaukee woman is facing felony theft charges after she was caught allegedly trying to steal clothes from Boston Store in Southridge Mall. Jewel C. Prtichard was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of felony retail theft and three counts of bail jumping. If convicted, she faces up to nearly five years in prison and $40,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 2:13 p.m. Friday, Pritchard was seen by a Boston Store security employee taking clothes, balling them up and putting them in a bag, then leaving the store without paying for them. She was stopped with the clothes and was placed under arrest. Prtichard told Greendale police officers she took the items because she’s “between a …