Traffic Stops Lead to Felons with Guns, Drugs
Milwaukee Police Neighborhood Task Force Officers use traffic stops as a means to not only arrest criminals but also to prevent the next crime. Here are some recent examples:
- On Thursday, May 24, at 11:45 p.m., Officers John Schott and Chris Navarrette made a traffic stop for a seatbelt violation in the 3000 block of N. 27th St. In plain view the officers observed a black semi-auto pistol on the floorboard in between the subject’s feet. The suspect, 22, was arrested for Carrying a Concealed Weapon – Gun.
- The same two officers, Schott and Navarrette, on Monday, May 28, attempted to conduct a traffic stop of vehicle at 13th & Atkinson at 12:15 p.m. At that time the suspect put the vehicle in reverse and drove backwards for a number of blocks until it crashed into a tree in front of 3149 N. 13th Street. After the crash the subject was attempting to discard a gun and a bag of crack cocaine. Officers were able to take him into custody for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of Cocaine With Intent To Deliver.
- Officers Mike Slomczewski and Chris Schlachter made a traffic stop for a seatbelt violation in the 3900 block of N. 26th St. Officers smelled burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. During a consent search, officers located marijuana and a pistol concealed under the dashboard of the vehicle. The suspect, a 34-year-old male, was arrested for Carrying a Concealed Weapon - Gun and Possession of a Controlled Substance.