Police Notes: May 22

May 22, 2012

Shoplifting suspect pushes elderly woman down stairs

A 37-year-old Milwaukee man is facing multiple charges after he pushed down an elderly woman while fleeing from a shoplifting arrest at a local supermarket on May 14.

According to the Greenfield police report:

Police responded to a call of an elderly customer being pushed down by a retail theft suspect at Pick 'n Save, 4279 S. 76th St., shortly after 4 p.m. The Greenfield Fire Department then responded for the woman, who was not able to get up, and emergency personnel transported her to the hospital for treatment of her injuries.

The suspect was soon located by police in the 6800 block of West Howard Avenue, and was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant with the Department of Corrections.

He is facing two charges of retail theft and one charge of disorderly conduct and is scheduled appear in Milwaukee County District Attorney's office on May 29.

Four-time drunk driver arrested while parking car

A 60-year-old Racine man was arrested for his drunken driving after he struck two vehicles while trying to park his car at a local restaurant on May 20.

According to the police report:

An employee at Kopps Custard, 7631 W. Layton Ave., called police to report the driver of a black Ford F350 backed into one vehicle, then also struck the vehicle in front of him while he was trying to park his car in the parking lot. The caller told police the man appeared intoxicated.

The suspect was taken into custody for fourth-offense drunken driving. His preliminary blood alcohol content was unavailable at the time of the report. He was taken to the Greenfield Police Department, where he was booked, posted bond and released.

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