Kenosha police arrest 9 occupants of 'suspicious' out-of-state vehicles filling fuel cans
KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Kenosha police arrested nine people Wednesday evening, Aug. 26, after receiving a citizen tip regarding several "suspicious" vehicles with out-of-state plates meeting in a remote lot near State Highway 50 and Green Bay Road.
Officers located and followed a black school bus, bread truck and tan minivan to a gas station near Washington Road and 30th Avenue, where the occupants of the bus and truck exited and attempted to fill multiple fuel cans.
Suspecting that the occupants were preparing for criminal activity related to the civil unrest, Kenosha police detained them.
The minivan attempted to drive away, but police stopped the vehicle and ultimately forced entry to the minivan to arrest the occupants.
Police say the vehicles contained helmets, gas marks, protective vests, illegal fireworks and suspected controlled substances.
Brittany Booker caught the dramatic scene on video. She says multiple unmarked vehicles ambushed a minivan before breaking one of the vehicle's windows. Booker claims one of the vehicles reporting to the scene was moving so fast it was nearly in an accident.
"The car, they were already turning out of the gas station, the tan van -- they had stopped at the light and they ambushed them, guns drawn, stashing out, the one cop he was punching the lady, the driver, it was just really crazy."
The nine individuals were arrested for disorderly conduct and are pending charging decisions by the Kenosha County District Attorney.