Milwaukee pursuit, crash near 1st and Burleigh, 2 arrested

Two Milwaukee men are in police custody following a police pursuit and crash that ended near 1st and Burleigh on Tuesday afternoon, March 29.

Officials say around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers attempted to stop a vehicle near 16th and Meinecke that was wanted for fleeing. The driver refused to stop, fled and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended when the vehicle lost control, struck a curb and rolled near 1st and Burleigh.

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The occupants of the vehicle fled on foot but were arrested after a brief foot pursuit. 

A news release says drugs and a firearm were recovered. The driver, a 38-year-old Milwaukee man and the passenger a 33-year-old Milwaukee man, were arrested. They were conveyed to a local hospital for medical treatment of non-fatal injuries. 

Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.

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