UPDATE: 18-year-old arrested after Glendale police officer hit while placing spike strips
Updated: 10:42 a.m. June 27, 2018
GLENDALE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- An 18-year-old Milwaukee man has been arrested after hitting a Glendale Police officer during a traffic stop on Saturday, June 23.
The officer was hit by a stolen car near Port Washington and Silver Spring that was being chased by Whitefish Bay Police.
The officer was a two year veteran who was taken to the hospital and released. They were deploying spike strips when the incident happened.
Posted: 10:42 a.m. June 23, 2018
GLENDALE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Glendale Police officer was struck by a speeding vehicle early Saturday morning as he was attempting to stop the vehicle. The officer was struck as he was deploying stop sticks at the intersection of N Port Washington Road and W Silver Spring Drive around 2:40 AM this morning. The suspect vehicle, stolen out of Whitefish Bay, drove across several lanes of traffic at a high rate of speed and struck the officer. The vehicle did not stop and continued west on Silver Spring Drive. It was later found abandoned in the City of Milwaukee.
The officer received non-life threatening injuries and is being treated at a local hospital.
The speeding vehicle was one of three private vehicles reported stolen in Whitefish Bay around 2:30 AM Saturday. According to the Whitefish Bay Police, the vehicles were taken from a residence near N Bay Ridge and W Devon Street. The Police say that several suspects entered an unlocked home and found the keys to three vehicles in a purse. Two of the vehicles were stolen from the home, as well as, a third from a different location in the Village. The vehicles are believed to have been used in several other incidents in Whitefish Bay and according to the preliminary investigation, the three stolen vehicles have been recovered.
The Whitefish Bay Police say there has been a rash of overnight entries into unlocked vehicles and homes in the Village. Calling them crimes of opportunity, the police are urging people to not leave their keys in vehicles, lock their vehicles and lock the doors to their homes.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Glendale Police Department at 414-228-1753.