2 taken into custody following crash involving stolen vehicle, fleeing from police
MILWAUKEE — Two people were taken into custody Tuesday, July 15 following a crash involving a stolen vehicle in Milwaukee. It happened around 7:30 p.m. near 3rd and Orchard.
According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, deputies attempted to stop a vehicle near 3rd Street and Orchard Street for reckless driving and running a red light. The vehicle also didn’t have license plates.
Officials said the driver headed west on Greenfield Avenue and struck a parked vehicle, causing minor damage. The driver and passenger fled from the vehicle.
The passenger was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. The driver was apprehended outside his home.
The vehicle, a silver Honda, was reported stolen on July 16.
The driver was charged with operating auto without owner’s consent, fleeing/eluding and second degree recklessly endangering safety.
The passenger was charged with operating auto without the owner’s consent — passenger.