Three Milwaukee area men were arrested and one has been charged after police say the men robbed a Walmart. Police say the men forced a store manager into a cash room and demanded that she turn off the alarm and empty the safe. Descriptions of the men that committed the crime might have been difficult as reports indicate the people wore masks.
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Police say they have arrested a man that allegedly robbed a Subway restaurant in the Milwaukee area. Many times police use witnesses and video surveillance when trying to identify people that might be involved in a robbery. According to reports, police were looking for a man that they say was clearly identifiable by the security camera footage and who wasn't wearing a disguise.
Sometimes people are arrested for simple mistakes. A Milwaukee area man was arrested this week after police say he intentionally bought property that he knew to be stolen. Police say that burglars stole from more than 35 homes in the area, taking expensive jewelry and electronics. They then reportedly sold it to the owner of a cell phone store, who police say knew that they were stolen.
A man was arrested after police thought he was acting suspicious outside of a Milwaukee bank last week. Police say the man was wanted for robbery of two other banks earlier this month. They identified the man based on descriptions from past robberies and made the arrest. The man was questioned by police, and according to reports, he told the officers that they stopped him from doing something "really stupid."
When police arrest people, sometimes the situation surrounding the arrest is very hectic. It might not be exactly clear what happened or who may have committed certain acts, but police make arrests, regardless of whether they have all of the facts. This can then lead to charges as police and prosecutors are pressured by the public for answers. Such pressures and ambiguity surrounding the situation could lead to a person facing charges even if they didn't commit the crime.
Milwaukee police say they have arrested a man that they think stabbed four people at a bar last Friday. According to reports, an altercation took place inside the bar and quickly spilled into the parking lot. It's not clear why police believe the man is linked to the stabbings.
A man was arrested over the weekend and is being accused of multiple crimes. Police say he committed a robbery in Waukesha and a burglary in Milwaukee. News reports also suggest that the man is suspected of more than these two crimes, but fails to conclude how the man might be linked to further incidents.
When someone is arrested multiple times for drunk driving, the penalties they face for each conviction could grow significantly. The fourth drunk driving arrest in Wisconsin could bring felony charges, but with each arrest, the potential jail time and fines can increase. On top of increased fines and jail time, people who are convicted of OWIs might be forced to install ignition interlock devices in their cars and could be subject to a license suspension.
A fire that severely damaged a grocery store has led to two arrests. Two teenagers were arrested after Milwaukee police say they were seen on surveillance video loitering outside of the store shortly before it started on fire. According to reports, damage to the store was estimated at over $300,000.
Theft charges are very serious. It is important that people who are accused of such crimes understand their rights. Sometimes police make accusation without fully gathering evidence. This could mean they are arresting the wrong person, risking damage to their reputation.