Neighbors’ tips lead to arrest of attempted burglary suspect

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Milwaukee Police Department

Milwaukee Police Department

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police say alert neighbors helped them arrest a teenage suspect for an attempted burglary.

Officers were dispatched to the neighborhood near 51st and Washington Blvd. around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28th. There was an apparent “entry in progress.”

When the officers arrived, two neighbors told them they witnessed a teenager trying to break into an unoccupied home. When the suspect saw the witnesses, he fled on foot. The neighbors provided police with a description of the suspect and officers found the suspect near Hi-Mount and Garfield and took him into custody.

The suspect, a 14-year-old Milwaukee boy, confessed to the attempted burglary. He also told detectives he attempted to break into a separate garage earlier in the day.

The case will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.


  • Tania

    He was arrested and will be on the streets by the weekend breaking in somebody else’s house. Another Sylvester Lewis in our face!

  • Oldie

    Great job to the people that reported the crime!! This is how you stop the ignorant people be it teens or adults. Now we just have to do something about our justice system because it is a total FAIL!

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