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16-year-old Milwaukee boy accused in 130mph pursuit involving stolen vehicle

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RACINE COUNTY — A 16-year-old Milwaukee boy has been charged in connection with a pursuit that reached speeds of 130 miles-per-hour, and allegedly involved a stolen vehicle.

Zyterrius Taylor

Zyterrius Taylor

The accused is Zyterrius Taylor. He is facing one count of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, and attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer.

According to the criminal complaint, on December 20th, shortly before 8:00 a.m., an officer on patrol on I-94 northbound near County Highway C in the Town of Yorkville in Racine County noticed an Audi passing “at an obvious high rate of speed.” The officer observed the vehicle to be traveling at 87 miles-per-hour in a 70mph zone.

The vehicle had Illinois license plates, and the rear deck window was tinted.

As the officer began to follow the Audi, the officer observed the driver move into the center lane and then jerk the vehicle back into the right lane. A vehicle in the center lane had to take evasive action and swerve to the left in order to avoid a crash with the Audi.

The officer activated the squad’s lights and sirens — but the complaint indicates the driver didn’t slow down.

The officer said the Audi’s speed “increased dramatically” as the vehicle was pursued.

The complaint indicates the suspect vehicle reached a maximum speed of 130 miles-per-hour.

The Audi eventually came to a stop on I-94, just north of County Highway G  following the 2.7-mile pursuit.

Taylor was taken into custody without incident.

Officers then learned the Audi has been reported stolen by the Park City Police Department in Illinois.

Taylor allegedly told officers he “didn’t know” the car was stolen.

According to the complaint, Taylor was on probation for damage to property in a juvenile case at the time of this incident. Additionally, the complaint makes reference to Taylor’s criminal history, which includes entries for disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, and operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

The complaint says Taylor has never been issued a Wisconsin driver’s license. As of May 27th, Taylor’s driver’s license status in Wisconsin was listed as revoked “for vehicle used in the commission of a felony.”

10 comments

  • .

    Zyt says he didn’t know the car was stolen, HA! A slap on the wrist and he’ll be doing it again in a couple weeks. At least the idiot didn’t hurt anybody.

  • Fred

    That POS dirtbag will only get probation. He has previous conviction for a stolen car and he’s not in jail. When will the liberal justice system stop protecting the criminals and start getting justice for the victims. What really P.O.s me is the fact that the Owner’s of the stolen cars are out the money when these cars get wrecked….insurance will pay you the bottom dollar KBB value which may or may not be enough to actually replace the car with an equal……….sure, screw the victim and hug the POS dirtbag criminal who will continue to abuse your ‘second chances’.

    • Mohamad Johnson

      Dave , this kid is completely useless, he is genetically incapable of ever being useful in any society. Hopefully, he spends most of his worthless life in jail and doesn’t turn out any burdens to the responsible taxpayers.

  • molon labe

    Latent learning occurs in humans. Children may learn by watching the actions of their parent(s) but only demonstrate it at a later date, when the learned material is needed. For example, suppose that LaQuon’s Dad Aunt, drives to the liquor store every day and mean mugs the clerk while stealing a 24oz. Old E. In this way, LaQuon learns the route from his house to the liquor store and how to act, but he’s never driven there himself or stolen anything, so he has not had a chance to demonstrate that he’s learned the way. One morning Laquon’s Mom has to leave early to go get some blunts, so she can’t drive Laquon anywhere. Instead, LaQuon remembers the route to the liquor store and goes on his stolen bike. This demonstrates latent learning. Laquon had learned the route to the liquor store and how to steal/rob it, but had no need to demonstrate this knowledge earlier because of his Aunt, Mom, or who ever are raisingthese animals. Here are some examples:

    • Cameron

      Have you mentioned Latent learning occurs in humans. Children may learn by watching the actions of their parent(s) but only demonstrate it at a later date, when the learned material is needed. For example, suppose that LaQuon’s Dad Aunt, drives to the liquor store every day and mean mugs the clerk while stealing a 24oz. Old E. In this way, LaQuon learns the route from his house to the liquor store and how to act, but he’s never driven there himself or stolen anything, so he has not had a chance to demonstrate that he’s learned the way. One morning Laquon’s Mom has to leave early to go get some blunts, so she can’t drive Laquon anywhere. Instead, LaQuon remembers the route to the liquor store and goes on his stolen bike. This demonstrates latent learning. Laquon had learned the route to the liquor store and how to steal/rob it, but had no need to demonstrate this knowledge earlier because of his Aunt, Mom, or who ever are raisingthese animals?

  • A yooper

    Too bad he didn’t crash it. I have been driving for a long time. I don’t think that I could drive something 130 MPH. Article is confusing in say that he has never been issued a Wi licence but then states that he is revoked for using a vehicle involved in a felony?

  • rolandmelnick

    Undoubtedly, the system will be more concerned about going easy on the young lad as opposed to protecting society from the young lad. When he gets a slap on the wrist for this, the only lesson he will learn is how easy it is to pull one over on all of us chumps. Kids like him mock judges who give stern lectures. “Intensive monitoring” by probation officers actually isn’t and is merely a minor hassle young criminals learn to deal with.
    Combined with Barrack Obama’s horrible economy, Mayor Tom Barrett and Chief Ed Flynn have created the conditions under which carjackings, auto theft and reckless driving have exploded not just in Milwaukee, but throughout the region. Ed Flynn took office 8 years ago, when Milwaukee was already on a downward trend in crime. Over time, his policies have turned that gradual decline into steep increases. He and the other members of the Police Executive Research Forum (called PERF) have been using our communities for experimentation. Ed Flynn is not unique in his philosophy. Nationwide, police chiefs have pushed the same failed policies as Flynn. Whenever called out on rising crime, Flynn blames national trends as if the problem is bigger than little old Milwaukee. Collectively, when you have dozens and dozens of chiefs like Flynn, that is the ROOT OF THE TREND!!

  • Cameron

    Could someone please explain to me how, a minor’s name, picture and juvenile records are able to be printed. Wisconsin statutes allow journalists are able to report on juvenile crimes as long as they protect the identity of the juvenile. This kids identity was not protected. If he is being tried as an adults, aLL records are fair game. However, he had not gone in front of judge at the time of this story. Therefore, there was no way to know if he is being tried as an adult. To me, this is a gross violation of his rights as a juvenile. How is this ok? Not to mention, he is a paranoid schizophrenic, currently not receiving medication to help control his condition. A failure of our mental health system. Not saying he was right or that he should be set free. However, he has rights as a juvenile to keep his identity protected. This is wrong.

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