District Five officers from the Milwaukee Police Department ended 2017 with their continued mission of making Milwaukee a safer place and made several impactful arrests and gun recoveries.
Around 6:00 p.m. on December 31, officers conducted a field interview with occupants of a car in the 1300 block of W. Center Street. While talking with the passenger of the vehicle, officers saw a rifle magazine and rifle. The passenger didn’t possess a CCW license and both the passenger, a 52-year-old man and the driver, a 28-year-old man, were determined to be convicted felons. Both were taken into custody and charges will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.
Around 8:45 p.m. on December 31, officers responded to a crash scene in the 3500 block of N. Teutonia Avenue. The driver of the striking vehicle fled but an 18-year-old female remained in the car. Inside the car, a 2006 Lexus, officers found more than 300 grams of marijuana, a handgun, and more than $3500 in cash. The 18-year-old was taken into custody and charges will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.
Around 12:50 a.m. on January 1, officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 3400 block of N. 14th Street. Upon arrival, they encountered a subject, a 22-year-old man, who fled from the scene. One of the officers ran after him and took him into custody. The man had a gun on him at the time of the arrest. Officers also recovered two additional guns at the scene. Charges will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.
In District Five alone, officers recovered 610 guns in 2017. Good work by all of these officers throughout the year!