Man Arrested Following Chase That Began In South Milwaukee

From the South Milwaukee Police Department press release …

On the afternoon of August 11, 2014 the City of South Milwaukee Police Department took a report from a 15 year old male who reported being robbed at gunpoint on the street near 13th Avenue at Menomonee Avenue in South Milwaukee minutes earlier.

On August 12, 2014, while in the area of Rawson Avenue at 14th Avenue, the officers who took the robbery report saw what they believed to be the suspect vehicle, a green truck without registration plates. The officers followed the vehicle intending to stop it. The vehicle sped away while officers followed with their emergency lights and siren activated. The vehicle wove its way through residential streets until the initial officers lost sight of it in the area of Hickory at Nicholson and terminated their pursuit.  

Moments later the suspect vehicle was spotted by another South Milwaukee officer, in a marked police vehicle, as the suspect vehicle went North on Nicholson Avenue at College Avenue. This officer followed with lights and siren activated still attempting to stop the vehicle. The vehicle continued through parts of the City of Cudahy, the City of St. Francis, and the City of Milwaukee. The fleeing driver eventually pulled over and stopped on Holt Avenue at Burrell.   No one was injured and no property was damaged due to this incident. Officers from Cudahy, St. Francis and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department assisted the South Milwaukee officers.

The driver, a 20 year old Milwaukee man, was arrested for Eluding Police. He will be questioned about the earlier incident, and will be transported to the Milwaukee County Jail to await a charging conference on August 14, 2014. The sole passenger, a 19 year old South Milwaukee man, was taken into custody, questioned and will not be charged in reference to this incident.

I’ll keep you posted.

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