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Ringing Stolen Phone Links Suspect to Crime

Officers from the Milwaukee Police Department used a ringing cell phone to identify a suspect accused of burglarizing a store on the city’s North Side. District Five officers responded to a burglary complaint at a business in the 100 block of E. Capitol Drive shortly before 3:00 a.m. on January 27. An employee told officers that a suspect, seen on surveillance video, smashed the glass on the front door and stole several cell phones and electronics. A few minutes later, the District Five officers were alerted to a traffic stop that was conducted by District Four officers in the 4400 block of W. Villard Avenue. The officers noticed the man inside the car matched the description of the burglary suspect and they also found several of the items, still with the mounting brackets on them, inside the car. Back at the business, the District Five officer dialed the number of the stolen phone which rang inside the suspect’s vehicle, linking him to the crime. The suspect, a 20-year-old Milwaukee man, was taken into custody. He was also wanted for a burglary earlier in January in the 800 block of S. 37th Street. MPD will present charges in the current case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.

 

 
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