1A woman reported her smartphone was stolen while she was leaving the play area at center court in Southridge Mall, 5300 S. 76th St., at about 7:10 p.m. Dec. 2. Police entered the phone as stolen after contact was made with the subject who had possession of the cellphone, and they told police they would return it to Milwaukee Police District 6.
2Two unknown women shoplifted a pair of sweatpants and a sweatshirt, valued at $85, at Pink in Southridge Mall, 5300 S. 76th St., at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 3.
3A cellphone was stolen at Greendale Middle School, 6800 Schoolway, between 11:15 and 11:50 a.m. Dec. 6.
4One man was arrested for shoplifting and possession of a theft detection device and another man was arrested for being party to a retail theft, possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct and resisting/obstructing an officer after a security guard attempted to stop the suspects for shoplifting at Kohl's, 5300 S. 76th St., and they refused to cooperate with police at 3:45 p.m. Dec. 8.
· Eleven adults were arrested for shoplifting at Southridge Mall, 5300 S. 76th St., between Dec. 2 and Dec. 8.
5A man was arrested for fraud after he used stolen credit cards to purchase merchandise at Walmart, 5301 S. 76th St., between Nov. 26 and 27, and was positively identified as the suspect when he returned to the store at about 6:10 p.m. Dec. 2. During the investigation police discovered the suspect had numerous credit cards in his possession that were stolen from the referee's locker room at Greendale High School on Nov. 26, as well as stolen merchandise, and he was taken into custody.
· A subject was referred to the Wisconsin Bureau of Child Welfare after he/she left two small children inside a vehicle for an extended period of time with no adult supervision in a shopping center parking lot in the 5400 block of South 76th Street at 11:20 a.m. Dec. 5.
6A 75-year-old man was arrested after a security guard at Southridge Mall, 5300 S. 76th St., saw a grenade inside his vehicle in the parking lot at Southridge Mall, at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 6. Police cleared the parking lot, and the Milwaukee County Explosive Ordnance Unit arrived and determined the grenade was a replica. The man was referred to the district attorney's office for possible charges.
7The parents of a small child were ordered in to the district attorney's office for possible charges of child neglect after a witness reported they left their child inside an unattended vehicle in the parking lot at The Learning Shop, 5445 S. 76th St., for 45 minutes at about 2:45 p.m. Dec. 7. The child's parents disputed the caller's claim and told police they were inside the store for only 20 minutes.
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