Officers from District 7 of the Milwaukee Police Department follow footprints in the snow and arrest a convicted felon in an attempted burglary investigation. A witness called police at approximately 5:00 am on February 1 when he noticed a neighbor’s garage door open and items from the garage scattered about in the 4200 block of N. 73rd Street. The witness observed a man standing in front of the garage who fled when he realized he had been spotted. As officers arrived, they began following the suspect’s shoeprints in the falling snow. The officers identified the suspect and ordered him to stop but he kept running. The suspect was arrested a short time later in the 3800 block of N. 60th Street.
The suspect, 38-year-old Luther C. Dupree of Milwaukee, was taken into custody for the crime but was charged with Resisting or Obstructing an Officer by the Milwaukee County District Attorney. Dupree has an extensive criminal background dating back to 1994 that includes convictions for retail theft in 2008 and burglary in 2012. Dupree was paroled for burglary nine days prior to this most recent crime.