A call to a cell phone left behind at a crime scene helped Milwaukee Police make three arrests in a recent burglary investigation. Officers from District Seven were dispatched to an entry complaint in the 5100 block of N. 84th Street at about 3:40 am on August 4. The victim, a 24-year-old female, told officers she was sleeping when she heard someone break into her apartment and try to steal items. The victim yelled at the man and he ran out the door. The suspect left behind several items including a cell phone. While on scene, the cell phone rang and officers answered it. They arranged to meet up with the caller near N. 84th Street and W. Villard Ave. Officers met with two males who are brothers at that location and questioned them about the burglary. The males, a 13-year-old from Milwaukee and a 17-year-old, denied involvement with the crime, provided officers with false information, and were taken into custody for obstruction. They were later released into the custody of their mother.
During the course of interviews with the suspects, a third suspect was developed. Officers showed the picture of the third suspect, a 16-year-old Milwaukee male, to the burglary victim and she positively identified him as the person who broke into her home. In the early morning hours of August 12, all three suspects were taken into custody in the 5300 block of N. 83rd Street. Milwaukee Police will present this case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.