Whitefish Bay Police are crediting the diligence of village residents for the arrested of a Milwaukee man connected to a number of prowling incidents.
Police say they received a 911 call around 1:40 a.m. April 14, 2019 from a resident on Lakeview Avenue that their surveillance camera spotted a potential prowler.
Officers responded and searched the nearby area, eventually finding the 57-year-old man hiding in some bushes on Day Avenue. He was taken without incident.
The department’s investigation found the suspect is connected to numerous other prowling incidents in the village, based on other surveillance video submitted to them by other residents.
The suspect was also found to have been violating a probation, and has a history of theft and burglary over the past 30 years. He remains in custody on a probation hold.
Police add they want people to call 911 if their surveillance systems capture any suspicious activities, which will assist in finding suspects and returning any stolen items.
They also are reminding people to lock their doors to their vehicles and homes. Videos submitted to them show that thieves are less likely to try to steal items if these doors are locked.