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Village of Big Bend

Hit and run - A vehicle struck several mailboxes in the 9000 block of Mt. Carmel during the early morning hours of Feb. 24. The matter is under investigation.

Criminal damage to property - An unknown suspect broke a rear tail lamp on a car parked in the Coach House Grille parking lot, W233 S7260 Vernon Lane, during the late evening hours of Feb. 19. The damage is estimated at $100.

Village of Eagle

Bottle bomb - A resident in the 400 block of Meadow Lane heard a loud bang and went outside to investigate when she saw smoke on Feb. 6. An exploded bottle containing an unknown liquid was found and a strange odor was emitting from the device, often referred to as a bottle bomb. The smell and fumes were intense and overtook the resident, making it hard for her to breathe. Eagle Emergency Services were called to the scene and the woman was transported to the hospital for evaluation. The incident remains under investigation.

Village of Mukwonago

Attempted theft - Mukwonago Police are looking for two suspects who attempted to open the ATM at Waukesha State Bank, 1160 N. Rochester St., at approximately 6:20 a.m. Feb. 16. Video surveillance shows the suspects attempting to open the ATM with a torch. They were unable to open the machine; however, they did damage the machine. Further investigation found the suspects were driving a vehicle stolen from Eagle at 6 a.m. The vehicle was located later that evening, abandoned in the Town of Mukwonago.

Retail theft - Two 46-year-old men were arrested for retail theft after they were observed placing DVDs and video games in their jackets while in the electronics department of Walmart, 250 E. Wolf Run, at 3:05 a.m. Feb. 17. When they got to the front of the store, they placed the items in a blue bag. They set off the security alarm and when store security tried to stop them, they ran to a waiting vehicle and fled. Based on a description of the vehicle, officers stopped them on I-43 at the Fox River. Officers recovered more than $21,750 worth of stolen items from Walmart. Reports were referred to the Waukesha County District Attorney's Office for charges of retail theft. One of the males was also referred for obstructing an officer after giving officers two false names.

Town of Mukwonago

Stolen money - Officers are investigating a report of $5,000 missing from a residence on Stonegate Drive Feb. 19. A suspect has been identified and the matter is under investigation.

Drunken driving - A 41-year-old East Troy man was arrested for drunken driving, first offense, and issued citations for open intoxicants, driving with a prohibited alcohol concentration, defective exhaust and defective tail lamp after officers saw his 1986 pickup truck heading northbound on Highway E at 6:50 p.m. Feb. 18 and noticed it had several equipment violations. The officer discovered the man had red, glassy eyes and smelled alcohol on his breath. The man failed field sobriety tests and admitted to drinking while driving in his truck. Breath tests showed an alcohol concentration of 0.21.

Failure to control vehicle - At 9:32 p.m. Feb. 16, officers responded to Highway LO and Highway I for a car versus tree accident. The driver, Janene Mecca, 49, of Eagle stated a deer jumped in front of her vehicle and she swerved to avoid it. She was cited for failing to control her vehicle and her car was towed from the scene.

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