Airport crime spree: Two accused of shooting out car windows, stealing items

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MILWAUKEE -- Two teens are accused of breaking into vehicles parked at General Mitchell International Airport. Nearly 60 vehicles were damaged, and FOX6 News has learned at least one of the teens allegedly responsible for these crimes had been released from jail just days prior for stealing and crashing cars.

When he returned to Milwaukee after a week-long vacation, Brian Misslich found his vehicle damaged in the parking structure at Mitchell Airport.

Vehicles shot by BB gun in General Mitchell International Airport parking structure, damaged and broken into

Vehicles shot by BB gun in General Mitchell International Airport parking structure, damaged and broken into

"When I walked up to the driver`s side, the window was smashed out. The area is not well-policed," Misslich said.

Paris Chambers

Paris Chambers

An investigation by a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s detective revealed the suspects, 17-year-old Paris Chambers and his 18-year-old accomplice, shot out car windows with a BB gun, and then reached in through the broken windows and stole items from the vehicles’ consoles -- items like iPods, cell phones and GPS devices.

A total of 58 vehicles were damaged on January 30th, 31st and February 2nd and 3rd.

"People should know about this.  If there is a rash of over four nights of break-ins, maybe people should be informed of this," Misslich said.

The detective notified area law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for a stolen red Ford pickup truck that he determined the subjects were likely using. The pickup truck was stolen from the airport on February 2nd.

General Mitchell International Airport parking structure

General Mitchell International Airport parking structure

Greenfield police officers spotted the vehicle on Thursday, February 4th, in a restaurant parking lot after receiving a call about car windows shot out in the area. They observed two subjects leave the vehicle and apprehended one subject as he left the restaurant, the other after a short foot chase.

Detectives responded and took two male subjects into custody.

Vehicles inside parking structure at General Mitchell International Airport

Vehicles inside parking structure at General Mitchell International Airport

Officials recovered a large amount of BBs and BB gun cartridges, a BB gun rifle and three BB gun pistols from the truck.

A detective matched one of the suspect’s shoeprints to a print found on one of the damaged vehicles from the parking structure.

Both of the subjects confessed to the incidents and are awaiting criminal charges.

Misslich said he was surprised to learn Chambers and his accomplice were arrested a week prior to the start of the airport incidents.

"I`d like to get more information on that -- and hear why.  Why are they out there?" Misslich said.

Sheriff's officials say one of the suspects (Chambers) was released from custody in January on a $500 bond. He was scheduled to appear in court on February 9th for two felony charges of theft of property.

Vehicles inside parking structure at General Mitchell International Airport

Vehicles inside parking structure at General Mitchell International Airport

According to a criminal complaint, Chambers and friends were going to smoke weed, but decided to steal cars instead. They allegedly stole and crashed two vehicles in Milwaukee on January 22nd.

"People should know that.  People should know going in that this is what`s going on," Misslich said.

A spokesman for Mitchell Airport declined to comment on camera, saying this incident is part of an ongoing investigation by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.

We're told other area police agencies throughout Milwaukee County are conducting investigations regarding similar shooting incidents in their jurisdictions.

Vehicles inside parking structure at General Mitchell International Airport

Vehicles inside parking structure at General Mitchell International Airport

12 comments

  • Mark

    Sheriff’s officials say one of the suspects (Chambers) was released from custody in January on a $500 bond. He was scheduled to appear in court on February 9th for two felony charges of theft of property.

    lol, 500 bond. too funny for words. Only in WI.

    • Angry Dad

      Has to be a liberal judge. Think about how much damage this punk caused. Do you think he harmed the community for more than $500? He caused thousands upon thousands of dollars of damage and his bail is only $500? His bail should be at least $10,000. This soft-on-crime approach and coddling of criminals and not making them accept any responsibility for the damage they cause in our community is why these things keep happening. I would rather see someone shoot this punk’s brains out than for him to be out on the street committing more crimes against humanity. Dear punks, if you steal my car, it wont be the police you have to worry about. I will methodically search the entire city until I find you and I hope you are ready to die in the street. I won’t be apoligizing to your momma either.

  • Fred

    Just another example of how the ‘hugs and kisses’ policy of justice for juvenile offenders is failing the citizens of this city. Maybe the little POS should have stayed in jail for his previous crime. Fact is, he wouldn’t have been out on the street causing honest citizens monetary loss and emotional stress. The victims are not compensated (unless you think insurance makes them whole, then it’s the rest of us who pay) and the criminals walk without consequences…..am I the only one who sees a pattern here that is completely effed up?

  • FED-UP

    Is anyone really surprised anymore? If Milwaukee allows Barrett to stay in office, it’s Milwaukee’s residents own fault, they deserve to be the toilet they swim in.

    • Fred

      If we get lucky and the punk get’s “the hanging judge” (max sarcasm there).
      I agree with Angry Dad….got my tracking light and glasses ready.

  • 123

    Like I said before my comment was deleated, THEY DIDN’T NEED TO GET HIGH TO BE STUPID THEY’RE ALREADY STUPID PUNK KIDS.
    I will add they security at the airport obviously needs to be reevaluate or someone apparently wasn’t doing their job and they (the ones responsible for the kids, parents) should be responsible to pay for the damage and stolen merchandise. The kids need to go to juvenile detention until they are 18 and face adult court when they turn 18 to learn their punishment. These kids get off to easy and get put back on the street and do it all over again, there needs to be harsher punishment for these punks so people who respect their communities can be and feel safe.
    maybe if the juvinals know ahead of time they won’t get just a tap on the wrist they will think twice about committing a crime in the first place, maybe they’re just to stupid to know the difference, who knows.
    Gotta go to work now to EARN MY INCOME.

  • A yooper

    Just asking… Who leaves their cell phone or Ipad in the car when they fly out on a trip?? GPS I understand. Lock these savages up for a long time. But that won’t happen

  • Marsha

    Maybe the only way of stopping all this teen crime is to start holding parents responsible. The thugs definitely need to do time and one of their parents need to go as well, serving prison time because of not supervising their kids. Also financial responsibility needs to be addressed. All fines and damages need to be earned and absolutely no government assistance until all debts are satisfied. Yes, and what about all the siblings…..well too bad! They will go to relatives or into the system until mommy or daddy get out of jail. This may be the only way to get these out of control thugs to stop, hit their own!!!!!

  • Rick

    This is ridiculous. Where are their parents in all this. I know, “I can’t control them.” Well they certainly let society down at some point. If the delinquents can’t pay for all of this damage, then the parents should. That will give them a wake up call. And the bail set for them is a joke. Slap the hand and let them go out and “play ” some more.

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