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Arrest made in Oak Creek shooting

Feb. 15, 2013 1:04 p.m. | Oak Creek police arrested a 24-year-old man in the shooting of a 21-year-old woman on Thursday.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries in what police called an isolated incident in the 500 block of E. Towne Square Court.

Police said the case is being referred to the District Attorney's office for review of charges. The man arrested and the victim are both from Oak Creek, police said

Burglary suspect leads police on high-speed pursuit

Feb. 12, 2013 6:48 p.m. | A burglary alarm at a previously burglarized Oak Creek bakery resulted in a high-speed chase involving the suspect and an Oak Creek police officer, beginning on city streets and continuing on Interstate 94.

The suspect eluded in police in the Feb. 6 incident, but he was later identified as a 40-year-old Milwaukee man with past contacts with law enforcement agencies for theft and burglary. He is currently being sought.

According to police reports:

A security company called police at 4 p.m. to investigate a commercial burglar alarm at the electric room door at CSM Bakery Products, 7350 S. 10th St., which has been vacant for more than 10 months.

When an officer arrived, he saw a white Toyota Camry fleeing the site at high speed.

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Employee arrested for stealing motorcycle from Franklin business

Feb. 12, 2013 1:04 p.m. | Franklin - A 30-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for burglary after an investigation revealed he stole an $8,000 motorcycle from his employer's business during the overnight hours of Jan. 20, according to a Franklin police report.

Also in the report:

The owner of Speedway Auto Detailing, 6742 S. 112th St., reported that someone had forced his or her way into the business and stolen a motorcycle valued at $8,000 between the late evening hours of Jan. 20 and 8:50 a.m. Jan. 21.

During the investigation, police viewed surveillance video from a neighboring business that showed a U-Haul rental truck backing up to Speedway Auto Detailing the night of the burglary.

Police worked with U-Haul to determine who rented the truck, and found that it had been rented by an employee Speedway Auto Detailing.

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Franklin police investigate trailer break-ins at FedEx

Feb. 12, 2013 12:58 p.m. | Franklin - Someone jumped over a fence topped with razor wire so they could break into five loaded trailers at FedEx Freightways, 10613 S. 27th St., between the late evening hours of Feb. 9 and early morning hours of Feb. 10, according to a Franklin police report.

Also in the report:

The person broke the cast iron locking hook with an object, which allowed him or her to open the trailer door. An estimate of damage to the trailer doors was unavailable at the time of the report.

Two of the trailers were filled with pallets, one was filled with pamphlets for printing, one was loaded with refrigerators and one had end-cap displays for the DVD "Game of Thrones," including DVD games.

Nothing was stolen from any of the trailers.

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Oak Creek officer who was wounded at temple will attend State of the Union

Feb. 11, 2013 12:52 p.m. | Washington, D.C. -- Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy, who was shot repeatedly while responding to the Sikh Temple massacre last August, will be a guest in the first lady’s box when President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday night.

“It’s kind of remarkable,” Murphy said of the invitation."I'm extremely excited."

Murphy will join other guests whose presence is meant to underline the impact of policies the president is proposing, among them new measures aimed at reducing gun violence. 

Murphy was critically wounded as he responded to the scene, struck by 15 bullets, and has been hailed as a hero for his courage under fire. Murphy is still recovering from his wounds and is on medical leave from the department.  

Murphy, 51, said in an interview he is glad the issue of gun violence is being debated.

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