Milwaukee Police Officers from District 5 were on patrol in the area of 25th and Atkinson Avenue around 1:30 p.m., on Monday, June 6th. They attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a vehicle with equipment violations. As officers approached the vehicle during a traffic stop, the vehicle fled. Star Chase was deployed and the vehicle was located several blocks away.
Officers saw three suspects fleeing on foot as they neared the now parked vehicle. Officers pursued the suspects and located them hiding in a business in the 2400 block of W. Capitol Drive. The suspects were taken into custody without incident. Recovered from where the suspects were hiding was a firearm and illegal drugs discarded by the suspects.
The vehicle that initially fled from the officers was a Toyota Corolla that was determined to be stolen. Officers found additional illegal drugs in the Toyota.
Arrested were a 29-year old man, a 21-year old man, and a 19-year old man, all from Milwaukee. They face charges of Fleeing, Operating an Auto without Owner’s Consent, Resisting an Officer, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Possession of Illegal Drugs. The case will be reviewed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.