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Police Notes: March 26

March 26, 2013

Man wields box cutter

after bank declines check

A 19-year-old man who threatened a bank manager with a box cutter after the bank refused to cash a check for him was arrested for disorderly conduct on March 22.

According to the Greenfield police log:

The man came into TCF Bank, 4375 S. 76th St., at about 11 a.m. March 22 with the check in hand. However, because the man's account did not have funds to match the amount of the check, he was told the check could not be cashed.

The man started shaking and told the bank manager that he would have to get his gun. He then reached into his pocket and pulled out a black wallet, and then pulled out a box cutter and made a comment about using it on the manager.

After the man was told to leave the bank, he was seen driving out of the parking lot in a tan-colored sedan. Police located the suspect at his home, where he was taken into custody for disorderly conduct while armed.

'Robbery' victim may have been involved in drug deal

A man who called 911 to report he was the victim of an attempted armed robbery in Greenfield was arrested for obstructing police after an investigation revealed the incident was related to a dispute over a drug deal.

The 32-year-old Greenfield man had reported that an unidentified man attempted to rob him when he exited Blockbuster Video, 4285 S. 76th St., at 7:15 p.m. March 22. He stated the subject, a white male in his early 30s with blonde hair and a mustache, displayed a black, semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from him. The subject allegedly left the lot in a maroon or red, newer-model Dodge Ram truck and was last seen heading towards West Cold Spring Road.

Police checked the area but were unable to locate anyone meeting that description.

About an hour later, police received a call from a 34-year-old Milwaukee man who reported he was in an argument with the first caller while they were at Blockbuster about an hour earlier. The second caller reported he and the 32-year-old man were arguing over money relating to drug activity. The second caller advised police that no weapons were displayed during the argument.

The man stated he called police because the Greenfield man was now sending him text messages threatening to shoot him.

After an investigation, police arrested the Greenfield man and transported him to the County Jail Facility. Police also took the Milwaukee man and a 34-year-old woman into custody and arrested them obstructing and resisting arrest.

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