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 at and after noon Monday.

According to 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.

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.

Jim Price April 25, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Alfred, your latest comment, in reply to Garden Diva, has been deleted. Concealed carry is legal and you are perfectly within your rights to support and exercise it. But your insinuations toward a fellow reader amount to a breach of our terms of use.
Dirk Gutzmiller April 25, 2012 at 08:08 PM
I am afraid Alfred is on the loose again today.
Alfred April 25, 2012 at 08:16 PM
I dont believe I said anything inappropriate Mr. Price. My insinuation was only that she can chose to be a victim, I would rather not.
pupdog1 April 25, 2012 at 09:17 PM
My neighborhood is full of sidewalk prowlers. It's not Alfred I'm worried about. It's gotten so bad here that I look over my shoulder during my evening constitutionals in the Highlands. Maybe that's why I keep seeing so many new lawn signs for alarm system companies.
Jim Price April 26, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Alfred, there is content and there is context. At the risk of repeating inappropriateness, but in the interest of explanation: On a day when the top story is a heinous rape, which I believe you referenced, suggesting that a woman who chooses not to carry a gun is choosing, and indeed willing, to be a victim – is stepping over a line. There are unfortunate people who do choose to be victims – or to be more precise, can't help but allow themselves to be victims. They are exemplified to me on a daily basis by the men but, mostly, women who choose not to press charges, cooperate with authorities or testify against their abusers. Garden Diva does not appear to me to be one of those. She is simply saying that she would not choose to carry a gun to protect herself or others because she believes it would create a greater danger than benefit. That's an opinion, which you are free to dispute. No person of right and sound mind chooses to be a victim, and to personally insinuate that another of my clearly rational readers is "asking for it" on this particular day, is not only beyond my pale, it drew emails to me from a number of dismayed readers who felt that your comments amounted to a personal attack, something proscribed by the terms of use. I doubt you meant that. I do not personally dispute your right to self-defense or your right to advocate for it. I only ask that you not impugn the individual character of others who may disagree with you.


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