Friday, May 10, 2013
A driver was pulled over only for a minor lamp violation, but fled in his vehicle for more than two miles on Howell Avenue, according to police.
A driver who was pulled over for a minor lamp violation sped away from a traffic stop and was arrested in a driveway more than two miles away. Police stopped the vehicle at Howell and College avenues about 2 a.m. May 3. As soon as the officer exited his squad car, the driver took off, according to a police report. During a 2.2-mile chase, the man drove between 20 and 45 miles per hour, and was swerving and not using a blinker, according to the report. He pulled into a driveway in the 4600 block of S. Howell Avenue, where police arrested him for fleeing police and operating without required lamps.
Friday, April 26, 2013
A 26-year-old man drove the wrong way on 27th Street and right toward an Oak Creek squad car, according to police.
An Appleton man driving the wrong way on 27th Street sped away from an officer and into a private condominium driveway, almost hitting a condo unit, according to police. Kyle Johnson, 26, has been charged with a felony count of attempting to flee police and could face three years in prison and $10,000 in fines if convicted. According to a criminal complaint, the officer saw Johnson make a left turn from Puetz Road onto S. 27th St. about 1:30 a.m. April 21. However, Johnson turned into the wrong lane and began driving southbound in the northbound lanes, right toward the officer's squad car. When the officer activated his lights, Johnson made a U-turn and began going the correct direction, according to the complaint. But with the officer's …
Monday, April 22, 2013
A 47-year-old Chicago man was arrested in the parking lot of Brentwood Animal Hospital after police say he tried to purchase a television with a fraudulent check and then fled.
A suspect in an attempted fraud at American TV led Oak Creek police on a low-speed chase Wednesday that ended across the street from the police station, where he was taken into custody for forgery and fleeing police. According to an Oak Creek police report, the 47-year-old Chicago man tried to purchase a television by writing a check that American TV employees believed was fraudulant. The employees tried stalling while they waited for police, but the man drove away about 1:40 p.m. An officer spotted the man's car in the 1100 block of W. Puetz Road and tried to pull it over, but the driver refused, according to the report. A pursuit continued at low speeds until the vehicle pulled into the parking lot of Brentwood Animal Hospital, across …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A 22-year-old man faces a felony charge of fleeing police after he successfully evaded Oak Creek cops and then was stopped in Cudahy.
A 22-year-old man got away from Oak Creek police but wasn't as successful with Cudahy, and now faces a felony charge in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. An Oak Creek police officer tried to pull the man over about 4:15 p.m. Sunday near Drexel and Howell avenues. However, the man did not stop and was actually able to lose the officer, according to a police report. He didn't get so lucky in Cudahy. Police officers there contacted the Oak Creek Police Department about 5 p.m., saying they had stopped his vehicle. The vehicle appeared to have fresh white paint on it, possibly from a hit-and-run accident, according to the police report. Oak Creek police arrived and took the man into custody for fleeing/eluding police, a felony. He was taken to …
Friday, March 8, 2013
24-year-old Christopher Wolf fled an Oak Creek McDonald's and led police on a brief high-speed chase down Ryan Road, according to a criminal complaint.
A Franklin man police say was driving drunk led officers on a high-speed chase down Ryan Road. Police say Christopher Wolf, 24, ignored an officer's instructions in the parking lot of an Oak Creek McDonald's early March 2 and fled the scene. He sped down Ryan Road before losing control and crashing into a snowbank near 33rd Street, according to a criminal complaint. Wolf is now charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with fleeing police, a felony; his second drunken driving offense; and operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration. The charges carry a maximum sentence of four years, six months imprisonment and $12,200 in fines. According to the complaint and an Oak Creek police report: An officer responding to a report of a …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A 31-year-old man and a passenger ran away from a traffic stop early Saturday morning, according to police. He was charged with his third OWI and received citations for other offenses.
Police say a 31-year-old man fled from the cops in an unsuccessful attempt to evade his third drunken-driving charge. After the incident early Saturday morning in the 4100 block of E. Studio Lane, Brian J. Yakich of South Milwaukee was also charged with operating while revoked and received citations for resisting/obstructing an officer and marijuana possession, according to a police report. Yakich and a 37-year-old passenger ran from a traffic stop, near the 37-year-old's home, about 2:40 a.m., according to the report. They were caught separately and taken into custody about 3 a.m. The 37-year-old was also cited for resisting/obstructing an officer. During a search, officers found marijuana in the center console of the vehicle. Yakich was …