GREENFIELD -- Two people linked to several crimes in multiple cities are now in custody. Greenfield police arrested the 18-year-old and 19-year-old men after a pursuit and crash early Tuesday, August 18th.
The pursuit began around 4:15 a.m. after a Greenfield officer began pursuing a speeding vehicle on eastbound W. Layton Avenue from S. 43rd Street. The vehicle was found to have been taken in an Oak Creek carjacking incident on August 13th.
Officers pursued the vehicle until it crashed into another vehicle near 6th and Layton. Both suspects fled on foot, with one being apprehended by the pursuing officers a short distance from the crash.
A containment perimeter was established with the assistance of the Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee County Sheriff and West Allis Police K-9. A track was initiated by the WAPD K-9 and the second suspect was taken into custody approximately 40 minutes later.
While this was occurring, Greenfield Dispatch received a call from a citizen, indicating two subjects had attempted to carjack her while stopped near 76th and Layton -- just prior to the time of the pursuit.
"The suspects vehicle attempted to block her in -- and that's when the passenger got out of the vehicle and approached the driver's side door," said Det. Sgt. Chris Deglopper of the Greenfield Police Department.
Police say the victim stopped at the traffic light at 76th and Layton. She started honking her horn -- and another vehicle stopped to help her, making it possible for her to get away.
Police say the woman in that case was very fortunate -- especially because this time, the suspects had a gun.
"This type of thing is occurring all over the Milwaukee County area. It's not just in Greenfield. But slowly but surely, we're picking them off one or two at a time. Just goes to show crime doesn't pay," said Deglopper.
A revolver was recovered in the suspect vehicle.