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Village of Whitefish Bay
Sunday April 14th, 2019 :: 01:45 p.m. CDT


Prowler Arrest in Whitefish Bay - Thanks to all citizens who made timely phone calls and forwarded surveillance videos

On Sunday 4/14/2019 at approximately 01:39 a.m. WFB Police made an arrest of a 57 year old Milwaukee man who has an  extensive criminal history for theft and burglary dating back over 30 years.  A resident on Lakeview Ave. received an alert from his surveillance video on his cell phone. The resident observed a prowler on his property via video.  The resident called 911 and Officers checked the area locating the prowler hiding in some bushes on Day Avenue. The man was taken into custody without incident.  He was linked to numerous other recent  prowling incidents in WFB based on other videos submitted by residents throughout the VIllage..  As a result of this arrest WFB Police contacted the man's probation agent.  The probation agent placed a hold and that man was transported to the Milwaukee County Jail where he is being held for possible revocation of his probation.  The WFB Police Department encourages all residents who observe suspicious persons or  who have home surveillance systems that capture suspicious person to report those incidents in real time by calling 911.  These videos and quick notification of 911 are proving to be valuable tools in helping WFBPD deploy resources quickly and effectively to target the area where these criminals are actively trying to steal WFB residents property.  As a reminder to all residents please make sure that you are removing keys from vehicles and are locking the doors to your vehicles as well as your homes. It is proven in all of the submitted videos that these subjects quickly move on if they pull on a car door handle and find it locked.  Thanks again to all residents who have shared video clips and made timely phone calls reporting these incidents which directly aided in the apprehension of this career criminal.

Village of Whitefish Bay
5300 N Marlborough Dr
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

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