I promised an update on the series of mid-July burglaries in South Milwaukee – primarily the Fourth District – and here it is …
On Aug. 3, a 36-year-old South Milwaukee man was charged with four counts of burglary and one of criminal damage to property for the following break-ins and burglaries:
- July 12: 100 block of Brookdale Drive;
- July 14: 500 block of Parkway Drive; and
- July 19: 700 block of 17th Avenue, 1700 block of Maple Street and 200 block of 14th Avenue.
The man confessed to South Milwaukee officers, police said. He was also charged with two other counts of burglary that allegedly occurred in other jurisdictions within our county. He may have other cases pending outside the county, police said.
All of these incidents were committed during the day. So police are encouraging people to be alert for suspicious people not only at night, but also during daylight hours. If you see strange people at a neighbor’s house during the day, please call police.
Thanks to South Milwaukee Police Lt. Cary Fischer for the update.