Two taken into custody after crashing stolen vehicle near Van Buren & Wells

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MILWAUKEE — Officers from District One of the Milwaukee Police Department arrested two teenagers after they crashed a car they are accused of stealing in downtown Milwaukee.

The officers responded to the area of E. Pleasant and N. Jackson  around 12:30 a.m. on April 5th and met with the victim, a 22-year-old Milwaukee woman. The victim said she was approached by two suspects, one of whom had a gun, and they demanded her car, a 2002 Mazda 626.

The suspects took the victim’s car and fled from the scene.

A short time later, District One officers on patrol located the Mazda 626 near N. Van Buren Avenue and E. Ogden Avenue and attempted to pull the vehicle over. The driver of the Mazda ignored the commands and officers began a pursuit.

At the intersection of N. Van Buren Street and E. Wells Street, the Mazda hit a citizen’s Buick Rendezvous and then crashed into a building.

The suspects, two 16-year-old males, inside the stolen Mazda fled on foot but were taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Buick Rendezvous, a 47-year-old Milwaukee woman, was also transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

One of the suspects has a previous arrest for armed robbery.

The other suspect has previous arrests for armed robbery and driving/operating a car without owner’s consent.

MPD will present this case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days for charges.


  • DK

    wow we dont want to appear racist or step on any one toes b ut he was let out for arm robbery how the the hell does work

  • A yooper

    just a game of catch & release. What a shame. what do the people in the courts really do?? Does anybody in the system have any testicles? Why would anybody with 1/2 of a brain want to be a cop in Mil. Co.? Shoveling elephant dung at the zoo probably pays the same and is much more rewarding.

  • Happydaysgonewrong

    Thanks to juvenile justice system these kids are released to do the same thing over and over. Why you say? Because they go get punished and know they can get away with robbert. So stupid. In other states these kids would have been locked up in juvenile detention but not here in Wisconsin. Let them run wild and get innocent people suffer the consequences. Dumbest judges ever.

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