Here are some of Patch's top crime-related stories from the throughout the Milwaukee area in the last week. Click on a link to see the all the details.
Online sting captures Wauwatosa man: A 46-year-old man who went looking for a young girl online instead connected with a police officer posing as a 15-year-old. The sting resulted in an arrest and subsequent charges in Waukesha County Court.
Oxycodone pills snared in bust: A Greenfield man and Milwaukee man were arrested after a traffic stop uncovered more than 200 Oxycodone pills with a street value of more than $2,000.
Homemade explosive found in Caledonia: Officers responding to a fight found a home littered with empty beer and liquor containers, cased and uncased guns, and an improvised explosive device in a plastic jug.
School takes precautions against possible predator: Hamilton School District officials notified parents and are seeking increased police patrols near Woodside Elementary after learning that a 17-year-old charged with sexual assault against a 6-year-old girl lives nearby.
Not guilty plea entered in dog death: A Milwaukee man pleaded not guilty last week following a June accident in which police say he struck a woman and her service dog with his car, killing the dog.
The above items are from reports from local police departments and criminal complaints. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.