Suspect arrested following heavy police presence in Kenosha

NOW: Suspect arrested following heavy police presence in Kenosha

Updated: 2:19 p.m. on August 7, 2019

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Police say they've arrested the man officers were searching for in Kenosha Tuesday night. 

According to the Kenosha Police Department, 29-year-old Vernon Walker was arrested without incident around 12:49 a.m. Wednesday.

Police had been searching the area near 24 Avenue and 51st Street Tuesday evening, when a stolen vehicle was spotted behind a home in the area. The vehicle was reportedly stolen by a suspect wanted for criminal charges involving weapons, and believed to be in a home near the vehicle.

The Kenosha County Tactical Response Team assisted and searched the home, but the suspect was not initially located.

Officers found and arrested Walker in a vehicle stopped near 45th and Wood Road early Wednesday morning.


Posted: 9:36 p.m. on August 6, 2019

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Kenosha police surrounded a building near 52nd Street and 23rd Avenue Tuesday evening.

According to witnesses, authorities were on scene for several hours.

A CBS 58 crew saw officers in tactical gear and heard an officer speaking through a loud speaker saying ”Come out with your hands in the air. We have a warrant for your arrest.”

Just before 10 p.m. the situation appeared to be wrapping up as officers cut down the police tape that had been blocking off the area.

No further information has been provided by law enforcement at this time about why they responded to that area. 

CBS 58 is on scene and will provide updates as they become available.

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