Officer in Right Place for Justice, Wrong Time for Thieves

September 18th, 2012 by milwaukeepolice

On September 13, 2012 at 9:58 a.m.,  District 2 Police Officer Claude Osburn, Jr., observed two suspicious subjects loitering in the area of the El Rey parking lot at 3525 W. Burnham. Officer Osbourn was watching the area, as he  was aware of numerous complaints of entries to autos.

Officer Osbourn stopped the subjects to talk with them. His investigatation revealed the subjects broke into an auto in the lot and had the proceeds from three other previous entry to auto complaints in their auto along with a pistol. One of the subjects was on bail for theft.

Four victims came to District 2 and were able to recover their stolen property, which included cell phones, iPods, purse and a GPS unit.

Officer Osbourn’s diligence and tenacity patrolling his squad area led to the arrest of two habitual thieves and the recovery of numerous stolen items which were reunited with their owners.


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