1 suspect in custody, 2 on the run following stolen vehicle pursuit in Waukesha

WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents throughout the county to keep their cars locked after several thefts and a high-speed pursuit ended in a crash on Friday, Sept. 13.

Officials say the pursuit happened on I-94 and ended when the car crashed into a ditch.

One woman was arrested at the scene but deputies say two men took off on foot.

One family in the area says they were woken up around 4 a.m., with a warning about the suspects trying to enter unlocked cars in the area.

“We received a phone call from the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, it was a pre-recorded call asking us to make sure our area was secure, that all of our windows and doors are locked,” said John Kircher, lives in neighborhood.

Some of the neighborhoods in the area had to be secured by authorities as they searched for the suspects.

Despite extensive searches in the area, the suspects have still not been found.

The incident remains under investigation and the Waukesha County Sheriff will continue to have increased patrols to stop this illegal activity. Citizens are asked to lock their vehicles and continue to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.

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