Police looking for second suspect in connection to Franklin car theft, one already in custody

NOW: Police looking for second suspect in connection to Franklin car theft, one already in custody

Update 5:54 p.m. September 26

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Franklin Police have arrested one suspect in connection to the burglary and car theft at a home on 8000 block on S. 58th Street Tuesday morning. Investigators continue to search for another suspect who ran off early this morning. 

Police say the suspect who was arrested is a suspect in a number of burglaries in the Milwaukee County area. No charges have been filed yet. 

The car owner believes someone broke into his house around 2 a.m. and stole the keys to his car. Police were able to track the suspect through a GPS system through the T-Mobile Sync Up Drive app. 

"It was more of a tracking, following, and monitoring the direction and travel. Our intention and hope was to spike the tires which we were not able to do because of the frequent changes in direction. Or we were waiting for the vehicle to stop to make the arrest," said City of Franklin Police Chief Rick Oliva. 

Franklin and Milwaukee Police followed the car for about two hours until the suspects abandoned the car near 19th and Olive. The two suspects ran off. Officers caught up with one of them and he was arrested. 

This put Rufus King High School on lockdown for about two hours. 

"When we arrived to school we saw the police and we didn't know what was happening so our priority was to get students inside the building and put the building on lock down to keep them safe until we find out what's going on," said Principal Tanzanique Carrington. 

The lockdown was lifted around 9:30 Tuesday morning. Investigators say they are confident they will find the second suspect. 

Update 09:30 a.m. September 26

The lockdown has been lifted at Rufus King High School. The investigation remains ongoing.


Milwaukee, WIS. (CBS 58) -- Rufus King High School is on lock-down after a police chase on Milwaukee's North-side.

According to the Franklin Police Department, they responded to a burglary in the 8000 block of S. 58th Street where they say a vehicle was stolen.

It happened shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday.

The vehicle was then tracked via GPS into the City of Milwaukee where the Milwaukee Police Department assisted. 

The vehicle was recovered and 1 person was taken into custody.

The investigation remains ongoing and charges are pending at this time.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information as this story develops. 

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