Sunday, April 14, 2013
A 17-year-old seems intent on making a big haul from Macy's, but he's frightened into fleeing without the loot when his accomplice flees first from a stolen getaway van.
Ironically, police arrived just a bit too soon on a call to a suspected theft in progress at Mayfair Mall, scaring a suspect into abandoning his loot. But officers didn't go away empty-handed – they arrested an accomplice who was waiting in a stolen van, and he has been charged with a felony, and a robbery warrant put away his companion – who tried the job while wearing an ankle bracelt. Deishun Lamont Byrd-McWay, 18, of Milwaukee was charged Wednesday with one felony count of operating a vehicle without consent, punishable by up to three years and six months in prison. Charges of theft and resisting arrest were initially brought against his 17-year-old companion, also from Milwaukee, but were dismissed Thursday on the prosecutor's motion…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Pursuit is finally abandoned after hazardous flight down the length of Lisbon Avenue.
For the second time in two weeks, unknown suspects led Wauwatosa police on a high-speed chase that would eventually be called off for the safety of officers and the public. At 12:02 a.m. Saturday, two men in a stolen car fled from a Tosa police officer and raced 4 miles at high speeds before the pursuit was abandoned. A patrol officer ran the plates of a white Chrysler Sebring he spotted in the 6100 block of West Meinecke Avenue and they came back stolen. He followed until the car turned north on 55th and then west on Wright Street. There, the driver pulled to the curb, and the officer pulled up behind and turned on his emergency lights. But the pair took off at high speed, running through nine stop signs on residential Wright Street. …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Thief abandons car not far away and runs, leaving child unhurt. A Wauwatosa officer soon spots a likely suspect, halts him and gets the 19-year-old to admit his deed.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jim Price
Friday, February 1
A frantic Wauwatosa man called 911 Wednesday afternoon to report his car had just been stolen with his 5-year-old child inside it. A witness saw the act, quickly alerted others around and then gave chase. The suspect abandoned the car about two blocks away and ran, leaving the child unhurt. Wauwatosa police arrested a 19-year-old Milwaukee man a short time later, extracted a sidewalk confession from him and turned him over to Milwaukee police for further questioning and booking. According to the Wauwatosa police: At 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, the car, with child, was reported stolen from in front of an address in the 8000 block of West Center Street, in Milwaukee but very near Wauwatosa. In minutes, both Milwaukee and Wauwatosa police were …
Friday, June 8, 2012
In what may have been a foiled robbery, suspects flee from officer who had his eye on them just because of the way they were parked.
A Wauwatosa police officer may have broken up a robbery attempt, simply by using his intuition to investigate a curiously parked car. At 6:56 p.m. last Friday, he was driving east along North Avenue on routine patrol. As he approached the Radio Shack store at 6407 W. North Ave., he noticed a Mercedes-Benz SUV in the parking lot that caught his eye. The Mercedes was facing him and stopped in the middle of the lot. As he slowed and passed, two men got out of the back seat and walked toward the store. Both wear wearing dark hoodie sweatshirts, one with the hood up. The officer turned south on North 64th Street and punched in the SUV's license plate, intending to investigate. As he did so, he heard a horn sound. He quickly turned around, and …