With the help of alert citizens, two felons are arrested by the Milwaukee Police Department for their role in at least two attempted burglaries. District Seven officers were dispatched to the 4300 block of N. 84th Street at about 12:20 p.m. on January 7 for a burglary complaint. When they arrived at the scene, they talked to a neighbor who said he saw two suspects using tools to try and enter a residence. The neighbor yelled at the suspects who then fled from the scene. While the District Seven officers were interviewing the neighbor, they were alerted by two Neighborhood Task Force officers that they were flagged down by a citizen in the 3800 block of N. 100th Street. The citizen told officers that they saw two suspects, who matched the description of the suspects in the 84th Street incident, trying to break into a neighboring house. Officers found the suspects driving a stolen car and attempted to stop them before the car fled from the scene. A short time later, the car crashed into a snowbank in the 2800 block of N. 73rd Street. The suspects had fled on foot but were taken into custody a short time later.
The suspects taken into custody are a 25-year-old Milwaukee man and a 33-year-old Milwaukee man and are both convicted felons. One of the suspects had items on him that could be used to commit burglaries, such as a screwdriver, gloves, and mask. Several pry bars were also found in the flight path of one of the suspects. The tread on the boots of the suspects matched the shoe impressions in the snow at the 84th Street crime. Milwaukee Police will present this case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.