6 young men charged in connection with rash of dealership burglaries

MILWAUKEE -- Charges have been filed in connection with a rash of car dealership burglaries in the Milwaukee area.

The crime spree happened in a span of just a few days in September and October. The six suspects range in age from 17 to 19.

According to a criminal complaint, the group of young men are responsible for a series of crimes in Waukesha County and Milwaukee County.

It started on September 26th, when police came across a suspicious vehicle parked in the median on Capitol near Brookfield Road. The Jeep was determined to have been stolen from the nearby Schlossman's Dodge City. A Subaru key fob -- stolen from the Schlossman's dealership was found inside.

At the dealership, investigators found shattered glass, and determined a burglary had occurred.

Surveillance video showed an SUV enter the lot around 3:30 a.m. and minutes later, three black males entered the dealership after throwing a rock through the glass door. Two other suspects were later caught on camera entering the dealership's showroom floor. An "unknown amount" of keys were stolen from the dealership, and the suspects stole three vehicles from the dealership.

Just before 5:00 a.m., a pursuit ensued. Brookfield police chased a black Nissan Murano stolen out of Franklin around 2:00 a.m. It was recovered when officers used GPS to track it. 18-year-old Tybress Cannon was arrested in the vehicle around 7:00 a.m.

A second vehicle, a 2017 Jeep, was recovered that afternoon -- near MLK and Wright in Milwaukee.

Investigators were also able to determine a 2018 Jeep had also been stolen from the Schlossman's dealership's parking lot -- for a total of four vehicles.

Tybress Cannon

Cannon was interviewed by investigators. The complaint says he said he was picked up on September 26th and there were several other people in the vehicle. They drove to Schlossman's, and he admitted to throwing rocks at the glass at the Schlossman's dealership. He said "he was told to search for key fobs," and said one of the suspects got away with "two arms full of key fobs." He admitted to driving a black Jeep off the lot. He said two others were in that vehicle and eventually, one took over driving. He said at some point, they were pursued by police, and after spike strips were deployed, they had to stop at a gas station to refill the tires.

The complaint says Cannon was charged with misdemeanors on September 30th and released on a $2,500 signature bond.

On October 4th, the complaint says an officer patrolling Hall Mazda on Bluemound near Janacek when the officer observed two vehicles that appeared to be drag racing. The officer couldn't catch up with them. One would later crash in Wauwatosa.

That officer was then called out to Acura of Brookfield for a report of a disabled vehicle. A minivan was found in front of the dealership, running with the doors open.

As the investigation continued, police learned of two "high flying vehicles" east on Capitol Drive. It was determined they'd been stolen from Acura of Brookfield. Another vehicle was found on the west side of the dealership -- running with the doors open. Police learned the glass showroom doors had been shattered, along with a large plate glass window. Inside, several offices had been disturbed. A concrete projectile damaged a vehicle sitting on the showroom. Multiple vehicles were stolen from this dealership.

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According to the complaint, one of two vehicles involved in a pursuit was determined to be stolen from the Acura dealership. It was located in Wauwatosa -- abandoned on a curb. Three key fobs, two from the Acura dealership, were found inside.

On October 6th, Glendale police pursued a stolen Acura that ended in a crash involving a school bus. 17-year-old Demetrius Parks, 17-year-old Jerrion Jackson and 17-year-old Javeon Smith were arrested.

Demetrius Parks, Jerrion Jackson, Javeon Smith

On October 7th, a pursuit involving the Milwaukee Police Department ensued, and the pursuit ended in a crash. Cannon and 18-year-old Antonio Price were arrested in a vehicle allegedly stolen from the Acura dealership.

Tybress Cannon, Antonio Price

Price was interviewed, and according to the complaint, he said he was with Cannon, and they were picked up by 19-year-old Joshua Brown. He said he, Brown, Cannon, Smith and Jackson went to the Acura dealership in a van. He said Cannon threw a rock through the glass door. Price said he stayed in the van while Smith, Brown and Jackson entered the dealership in search of keys.

According to the complaint, Price said at one point, Brown, driving the van through the Acura parking lot, thought Cannon, in a stolen Acura, was the police, so he rammed the Acura with the van and drove over the curb, taking off on Bluemound. He realized Cannon was inside the Acura and abandoned the van on Bluemound, returning to take a different car.

Price said five vehicles were taken from the Acura dealership. Price also admitted to being involved in the incident at Schlossman's.

The complaint indicates one of the suspects, Jackson, was out on signature bond in two separate cases, ordered to commit no further crimes.

Charges in this case break down as follows:

19-year-old Joshua Brown:

Burglary of a building or dwelling, as party to a crime
Theft of movable property, greater than $10,000, as party to a crime
Criminal damage to property, greater than $2,500, as party to a crime

Arrest warrant issued on October 20th.

17-year-old Jerrion Jackson:

Burglary of a building, as party to a crime (two counts)
Theft of movable property, greater than $10,000, as party to a crime (two counts)
Felony bail jumping (two counts)
Criminal damage to property as party to a crime

He made his initial appearance on October 20th. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for October 27th. Cash bond was set at $25,000.

18-year-old Tybress Cannon:

Burglary of a building or dwelling as party to a crime (two counts)
Theft of movable property, greater than $10,000, as party to a crime (two counts)
Criminal damage to property, greater than $2,500, as party to a crime
Take and drive vehicle without consent, as party to a crime

Arrest warrant issued on October 20th

17-year-old Demetrius Parks:

Burglary of a building or dwelling, as party to a crime
Theft of movable property, greater than $10,000, as party to a crime

Arrest warrant issued on October 20th

18-year-old Antonio Price:

Burglary of a building or dwelling as party to a crime (two counts)
Theft of movable property, greater than $10,000, as party to a crime (two counts)
Criminal damage to property, greater than $2,500, as party to a crime
Take and drive vehicle without consent, as party to a crime

Arrest warrant issued on October 20th

17-year-old Javeon Smith:

Burglary of a building or dwelling as party to a crime (two counts)
Theft of movable property, greater than $10,000, as party to a crime (two counts)
Criminal damage to property, greater than $2,500, as party to a crime