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9/5/21 Muskego, WI – Man Steals Milwaukee Parking Enforcement Marked Vehicle – Several Chases – Crashed Into Several Police Cars – Arrested

September 5, 2021

www.wisn.com

The Muskego Police Department along with several other agencies forced a driver to crash at the intersection of Moorland and Janesville Road Saturday.

The driver stole a City of Milwaukee Parking Enforcement vehicle, police said.

The vehicle was reported stolen at 5:52 p.m. Saturday.

Muskego police told WISN 12 they received a call from New Berlin police to help them in a chase with the suspect.

According to Muskego police Detective Lt. Andrew Kraus of the Muskego, an officer deployed a tire deflation device but it did not work.

They lost contact with the driver.

Kraus told WISN 12 an officer spotted the driver inside the City of Milwaukee vehicle parked in the Jetz Convenience Center at Moorland and Janesville roads.

“(He) activated his emergency lights, at that time the suspect vehicle backed into the officer’s squad,” Kraus said.

The person drove off northbound on Moorland Road.

“As we’re sitting there I happen to look in my rearview mirror, and I see the jeep coming behind us and it was moving very fast,” said Penny Olson, a New Berlin resident who was parked at the intersection with her husband, Dave. “And I told Dave, I said. ‘Dave, it’s not going to stop.'”

The driver slammed into the side of the Olson’s car.

The Olson’s and their dog Blue were inside. They were OK, but shaken.

Kraus told WISN 12 an officer forced the driver to crash into the squad in the middle of the intersection in order to stop the pursuit.

After several demands, the driver exited the stolen vehicle as officers had their guns drawn.

The person is in custody.

Muskego police said there are no injuries at this time.

WISN 12 spoke with the woman who worked for Milwaukee Parking Enforcement.

She said she was not inside the car when it was stolen, and said she is OK.