BROWN DEER — Alert police officers were able to quickly recover 30+ car batteries taken from a locked storage unit attached to the Brown Deer Walmart store.
According to a press release from Brown Deer police, on Monday, October 30th, around 4:15 a.m., officers learned that a high-value item tracked on behalf of Walmart was moving when it should’ve been stationary.
A responding officer observed a suspicious vehicle that appeared to be associated with the reported movement of the item, and an attempt was made to stop that vehicle — which fled into Milwaukee.
A pursuit ensued, and a PIT maneuver was used to stop the suspect vehicle.
A passenger, a 50-year-old Milwaukee man, was arrested after a short foot pursuit. The driver fled on foot and wasn’t located.
The 30+ car batteries taken from the Walmart storage unit were found inside the suspect vehicle.
An investigation is ongoing.