2 Milwaukee police officers struck by stolen vehicle near Buffum and Burleigh

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MILWAUKEE -- Two Milwaukee police officers are recovering after being hit by a stolen vehicle Christmas Eve Saturday.

According to police, it all started when the two 16-year-old Milwaukee boys broke into a U.S. Postal Service vehicle near Hadley and Pierce. Inside the truck they stole keys from another car.

Police located that stolen car near Holton and Center around 3:00 p.m. They attempted to arrest the two teens in the car but they refused to get out of the vehicle and took off.

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They hit two officers as they fled, sending the officers to the hospital.

Police say they found the stolen vehicle after it crashed into another car near Holton and Burleigh. The suspects took off on foot but police caught them after a short chase.

The teens are facing multiple charges including motor vehicle theft and recklessly endangering safety.

Both officers are expected to be OK.

 

2 comments

  • confused

    The teens are facing multiple charges including motor vehicle theft and recklessly endangering safety.
    What about USPS theft-stealing mail is a felony. Locke them up. No sympathy-no empathy.

  • diised

    In my opinion, the “boys” should have been the ones who weren’t “okay!” I suppose the police are too afraid of another sherman park incident………

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