Police Notes: Aug. 23

Aug. 23, 2011

Shoplifting suspect flees, racks up more charges

Greenfield - A 26-year-old Milwaukee woman could face a state charge of hit and run and three more charges after attempting to leave a Greenfield retail store with $174 in unpaid merchandise.

According to the police report:

At about 12:55 p.m. Aug. 15, two employees at Kmart, 4601 S. 27th St., tried to detain a woman who had filled plastic bags with $174 worth of merchandise and attempted to leave without paying.

When one of the Kmart employees confronted the woman, she denied any wrongdoing, pushed him 10 to 12 times until she finally got past him and entered a green Buick in the parking lot.

A 31-year-old Milwaukee man who had just arrived in the parking lot witnessed the altercation and heard employees tell the woman she needed to stay on the premises until police arrived. He then positioned his car, a 1996 Honda Civic, directly behind the suspect's vehicle to block her exit.

Subsequently, the woman backed her car into his, striking the Honda on the passenger side, in an attempt to ram the car out of her way. She rammed the Honda three more times before the driver of a vehicle parked in front of her moved out of the way, allowing her to drive away.

Police located the green Buick and pulled the suspect over on West Barnard Avenue and South 26th Street. She was arrested for retail theft, disorderly conduct, a state charge of hit and run (occupied vehicle) and failure to report an accident to police. The stolen merchandise was returned to Kmart.

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