Police, Community Land Burglars in Jail

May 26th, 2012 by milwaukeepolice

Milwaukee Police and the community worked together yesterday to get five burglars out of one neighborhood.

On Friday, May 25, 2012, District 7 Police Officers Joseph Sedlacek, Neil Verburgt, Nicholas Federer and Adam Dettman responded to a report of an entry to a home in the 3100 block of N. 35th St. at 2:05 p.m. The suspects entered the victim’s home through a stairwell window and took two televisions without the victim’s consent.

A neighbor saw the suspects in his back yard with the televisions so he followed them and called the police. The suspects ran inside a house as they were being chased by police officers. Five suspects were arrested. The actions of these officers as well as a concerned citizen lead to the capture of burglary suspects –  a great example of what can happen when the community and law enforcement work together to reduce crime, fear and disorder.


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In partnership with the community, we will create and maintain neighborhoods capable of sustaining civic life. We commit to reducing the levels of crime, fear, and disorder through community-based, problem-oriented, and data-driven policing.