Hartford Police: Five arrested after Walmart theft, police chase

HARTFORD, Wis. (CBS 58) – Police say a group of teens from Milwaukee led officers on a chase after a theft from a Walmart store.

Investigators say they were called to the Hartford Walmart around 2:00 a.m. for a theft in progress. When officers arrived, they saw the suspect’s vehicle traveling eastbound on West Sumner Street and tried to stop the vehicle.

The driver did not stop for police and police began to chase the suspects. The suspects continued heading eastbound until the Slinger Police Department tried using a tire deflation device at Highway 60 and CC. One of the car’s tires was deflated, but the driver kept going. Officers tried to use the deflation devices again, but the suspects were able to avoid them at that location.  

The suspects then went southbound on Highway 41 until the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was able to use the deflation devices at Highway 41 and Highway 45. The device deflated the three remaining tires on the vehicle. The driver kept going for a bit on its rims until it stopped on Highway 41 near the Mequon Road off ramp.

Police say there were five suspects in the car ranging in age from 14 to 19 years old. All were taken into custody and no one was hurt in the incident. When officers searched the car, they say they found a loaded handgun and after further investigation, recovered sound bars and televisions that the suspects had discarded from the vehicle while fleeing from police. 

Charges are pending against the suspects.

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