West Allis police: Six in custody following attempted vehicle thefts and a pursuit

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WEST ALLIS (WITI) — West Allis police say six people are in custody — one of them a teenager and the remainder juveniles following reported attempted vehicle thefts and a pursuit occurring Wednesday, September 24th.

Police say just before noon on Wednesday, they received reports of several attempted motor vehicle thefts occurring within the city.

Around 12:30 p.m., police received an additional report of suspicious activity occurring in the 8500 block of W. Lincoln Avenue. A vehicle was reported to have fled from the area.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle in the area of S. 96th Street and W. Burnham Street. Police say the vehicle stopped, but the occupants fled on foot — some fleeing across railroad tracks, and across I-894.

Police worked with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office to locate and apprehend the individuals — including a 17-year-old boy, three male juveniles and two female juveniles — all of Milwaukee.

Police say these six individuals are suspected to be involved in motor vehicle thefts and attempted motor vehicle thefts.

Two stolen vehicles have been recovered by police.

Police say this is an active and ongoing investigation.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates.


  • jen

    These idiots caused a lock down at West Allis Central High School! I’m thinking their parents should be charged for not keeping control of their little brats!

    • R

      Do you honestly think they know who their parents are? It’s north side garbage, the same that did this successfully down by Bradford Beach. Police stepped up their patrol, and like cockroaches, they moved to a different area where the police are much more proactive about putting a stop to their monkey business.

  • Rear your children!

    Just shaking my head in utter disbelief. My generation is failing our children and the poverty/crime cycles just keep perpetuating! We need to contact our local government and get more parenting facilities in the inner city! Way too many young men and women are mating for pleasure only and its disheartening when they give birth. Children do not deserve to be raised in an uncaring, privileged, and ignorant world. We need more time at the dinner table, more alternatives to violence, and R.E.S.P.E.C.T!

  • Michael Groves

    In the mean time in Milwaukee my duaghter who lives on 94TH and Carmine. Had her car vroken in and vandelozed twice in three day’s/ Today being one of them. The first time Milwaukee Police took the report over the phone. Today a witness chased them off with a gun. The three black teens calmly walked down Carmine street to 91ST and walked south bound. Police were called at 2:30 PM, and as of 10:30 have yet to show up at my dauighters apartment. At least West Allis Police have control of their city. Tom Barrett, and his Police Department has lost control of Milwaukee, and it is spilling over into other parts of the Milwaukee County area. I’d like to see the Propaganda Media do a report on how much these car theft’s, and property damage being caused by these black teen groups are costing people black, and white in the Milwaukee area.

    • jen

      That is so sad I hope your daughter gets some sort of justice and that she does not have to go through that anymore. It is really sad that the Milwaukee p.d. Does nothing and these little brats feel they can keep doing this to people maybe some parents need to be held accountable.

    • Maggie

      It taks MPD longer because they are dealing with this stuff constantly and at a much higher volume than West Allis is. Also, they are dealing with more serious crimes than just car theft. MPD needs more officers, but doesn’t have the budget to hire them.

  • Gary Hamilton

    So happy the little scum bags weren’t hurt by the mean police officers. What is Tracy Dent going to be able to do now.

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