Teenager with GPS Tracking Bracelet Arrested after Crashing Stolen Vehicle; Following 8 Day Crime Spree
A teenager wearing GPS monitoring bracelet and on home supervision was arrested with another teenager after they crashed a stolen vehicle into another car. The car had been used for eight days in several crimes.
District Five officers saw a 2014 Toyota Camry at a gas station near North 9th Street and West Center Street around 10:40 p.m. on Monday.
That Camry matched the description of a car stolen in an armed robbery on February 7 in the 2900 block of North 40th Street.
In that incident three suspects, one armed with a gun, stole the Camry from a 22-year-old Milwaukee man.
On February 15, the occupants of the Camry fled in the car when they saw the District Five officers at the gas station. A few minutes later the Camry was involved in a crash with another car at the intersection of N. 9th Street and W. Wright Street.
The driver of the car that was hit, a 22-year-old Milwaukee man, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The two suspects inside the Camry fled on foot but were arrested a short time later following a brief foot chase.
The suspects arrested are a 16-year-old male and a 15-year-old female. In the previous two years, the 16-year-old male has arrests for Burglary, Operating an Automobile Without Owner’s Consent (Passenger), Operating an Automobile Without Owner’s Consent (Driver), Theft from Person, and Armed Robbery.
On January 6, 2016 the male appeared in Children’s Court for a hearing and was released to his home under Milwaukee County supervision for 24-hour curfew and GPS monitoring. A hearing was held on February 2, 2016 again in Children’s Court and the same restrictions remained in place. On February 15, 2016 (the day of the crash), a capias, or juvenile warrant, was issued for the male. He was arrested later that day for his involvement in the crash.
MPD will present the current case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for charges in the coming days.