Two Officers Hit by Stolen Vehicle
Two Milwaukee police officers are recovering after being struck by auto theft suspects in a stolen vehicle.
Two suspects broke into a United States Postal Service vehicle and stole property on Saturday, December 24 in the early afternoon at 2800 block of N Pierce St. The suspects, both 16-year-old males from Milwaukee, then used keys obtained from a purse in the theft to steal another vehicle. That vehicle, a Kia Spectra, was located by District 5 officers at Holton and Center around 3 p.m.
Officers attempted to arrest the suspects but the suspects refused to exit the vehicle and fled from the officers. As they fled both officers were struck by the vehicle. The officers were taken to a local hospital.
After the vehicle fled, other officers observed the vehicle in a crash at Holton and Burleigh St. The other vehicle involved was a Pontiac Grand Am and driver of the Pontiac also suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital.
After a short foot chase, the suspects were arrested and face charges of theft, motor vehicle theft, recklessly endangering safety, and fleeing.
The officers hit are a 39-year-old male with eleven years experience and a 25-year-old male with seven years experience. Both were treated and released from the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Reports came into Milwaukee Fire Department that someone was hit by a vehicle near N. Buffum and E. Burleigh Streets at about 3 p.m. on Saturday. It was reported that the person was a Milwaukee Police Officer.
The person who was struck was transported to Columbia St. Mary's Hospital.