Teens accused in Waukesha County burglary spree appear in court
WAUKESHA COUNTY (CBS 58) - Two teens accused in a burglary spree in Waukesha County appeared in court Wednesday.
17-year-old Scott Perry and 19-year-old Keelay Turner are accused of breaking into three different homes.
According to the criminal complaint, the pair were part of a group of five teens looking to steal cars and guns.
Their alleged spree stretched through three municipalities, at one point they were confronted by a homeowner.
According to court documents, the teens broke into a home in Menomonee Falls on December 29th.
After stealing a handgun, they broke into the home’s garage and allegedly took a vehicle.
They then drove to Brookfield where they tried to break into another home through a window.
They were scared off when the homeowner shouted at them.
They didn’t stop there.
The criminal complaint says the group then drove to a home in Elm Grove and kicked in the front door of another home.
A woman inside at the time saw one of the teens holding a gun, she slammed the door closed again and the teens took off.
Police eventually spotted the vehicle they were driving in, and after a chase that involved stop sticks, were able to arrest all five.
While the defense pointed out the teens don’t have a prior record and asked for a low bail, the judge wasn’t buying it.
“The defendant has made admissions that he was part of a group of individuals breaking into houses and one of the things that they were looking for was firearms, and he took one, that’s a danger to everyone in the community,” said the Judge.
Perry was given a $10,000 dollar cash bond. Turner was given a $5,000 cash bond.
They face 10 charges.
The other teens involved were 15, 16 and 16 years old and are being treated as juveniles.
Perry and Turner are due back in court later this month.