Monday Manhunt Near East High Led Police to Warn Students Out of Area
For just over an hour and a half, the school was told to let no one go into the neighborhood to the east as police chased burglary suspects.
A number of readers have written to Wauwatosa Patch wanting to know about a commotion involving a lot of police around East High School at and after noon Monday.
According to Wauwatosa Police Lt. Gerald Witkowski, officers were warning off students from entering the neighborhood to the east while police officers from Milwaukee and Wauwatosa tried to track down two suspects in a burglary.
Milwaukee police were following a vehicle being sought in a burglary in that city, Witkowski said, when it crashed at North 72nd Street and Hillcrest Avenue.
Two suspects fled from the vehicle, and an area check was set for North 72nd to 68th streets and from Hillcrest to Milwaukee avenues, Witkowski said. One suspect was caught and arrested by Milwaukee officers, but the other remained at large.
From 11:50 a.m. to 1:22 p.m., schools in the area were alerted to the situation and students advised not to go east from Tosa East. There was no full lockdown of the school, as some readers believed.
Washington Elementary School allowed no outside playground activity during the incident, Witkowski said he had been told.
Milwaukee police took away their suspect and the vehicle, he said. Witkowski said he had no further information on the burglary or the missing suspect.