Four Carjackings in an 18 Hour Period Resulted in 13 Arrests; Including 11 Juveniles
From Wednesday night through Friday morning, Milwaukee Police arrested 13 people including 11 juveniles for carjackings.
MPD started a carjacking task force in December of 2015.
1.)An armed robbery occurred on the 1300 block of N. 57th Street at 7:20 PM on Wednesday. Suspects approached 55-year-old woman and demanded her car (2015 Chevy Traverse) at gunpoint. Suspects were taken into custody later that evening in 3400 block of N. Holton Street. A 16-year-old male, 18-year-old man and 20-year-old man were arrested.
2.)An armed robbery occurred on the 2200 block of S. 36th Street at 5:55 PM on Wednesday. A Black Ford Explorer was taken in the armed robbery from an 18-year-old woman. On Thursday around 12:40 PM, officers attempted a traffic stop near N. 25th Street and W. Locust Street. The vehicle fled and pursuit was initiated. An Explorer struck a tree near 19th and Locust. Suspects fled and five were taken into custody. There were five males arrested that ranged in age from 12-16 years-old.
3.) An armed robbery occurred on the 2400 block of S. 9th Street at 6:50 PM on Thursday. Suspects approached a 30-year-old victim. One suspect had a gun and demanded and obtained victim’s property. Suspects fled from scene in stolen car. The police located stolen car and engaged in pursuit that ended at 35th and Capitol around 7:55 p.m. on Thursday. There were five suspects involved. Two 15-year-old males, 22-year-old male and a 24-year-old male were arrested. The police are still seeking a fifth suspect that fled from vehicle.
4.)An armed robbery occurred on 1700 block of N. Hi-Mount Blvd at 10:55 AM on Friday. Suspects approached male victim and demanded his vehicle. The suspects stole vehicle and fled. Officers located it near 11th and Washington and pursued the vehicle. The pursuit ended near 26th and Ruby. A 14-year-old male and 16-year-old male were arrested.
According to Milwaukee Police, the post-2011 pursuit policy has always allowed officers to pursue suspects believed responsible for violent felonies, including carjackings.