Five arrested following high-speed chase in Kenosha County, over $6,000 in stolen merchandise recovered
Updated: 11:57 a.m. January 26, 3018
KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Since the arrest of the suspects, Kenosha County Sheriff has been contacted by numerous law enforcement agencies who said the suspects matched methods of other crimes.
One case from Illinois says the suspects stole $33,000 worth of items.
Posted: 10:08 a.m. January 25, 3018
KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) – Five people from Milwaukee are in custody after investigators say they led them on a high-speed chase and had thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen merchandise inside their car.
The Pleasant Prairie Police Department says officers were investigating a theft from the Tommy Hilfiger store at the Premium Outlet Mall when they learned the suspect vehicle, a silver Pontiac, was last seen heading northbound from the mall.
A deputy with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office saw the car driving north on I-94 near STH 158 and tried to stop it. The Pontiac then left the freeway and drove east on CTH S and sped away to try to get away from the deputy.
The Pontiac then ran a red light at CTH H, causing a crash involving two other vehicles. Those inside the two vehicles were not hurt. After the crash, five people inside the Pontiac tried to run away but were later taken into custody.
Two of the suspects were treated for minor injuries they received in the crash. When the car was searched, authorities say they found more than $6,000 in stolen merchandise.
Those arrested were 19-year-old Eugene Scull, 18-year-old Kevion Thompson, 23-year-old Wanda Winslow, 20-year-old Sandra Smith, and a 16-year-old boy.