West Allis police chase; 2 arrested, drugs, gun found in vehicle

Two people were taken into custody on Monday night, June 10 after leading West Allis police on a pursuit. 

According to police, the pursuit began after an officer spotted a Toyota traveling westbound in the area of 90th and Lincoln with traffic equipment violations.  

The officer performed a U-turn to get behind the Toyota. That's when the Toyota drove into oncoming lanes of traffic and went through a red light, police say. 

 The Toyota entered I-41/I-894 and the officer caught up to the Toyota and activated his lights and sirens.  The Toyota did not stop, and a pursuit ensued. 

Stop sticks were deployed, and the Toyota came to a stop in the area of 91st and Silver Spring. 

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Three people ran from the Toyota. Two of the three people were taken into custody after short foot pursuits. 

Officers searched the Toyota and located crack cocaine, fentanyl, methamphetamine and a loaded 9mm handgun with an extended magazine.

The driver of the Toyota, a 30-year-old man from Milwaukee, was arrested for fleeing an officer, 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of narcotics, obstructing an officer and two felony warrants from the Dept. of Corrections. 

The rear passenger, a 21-year-old from Milwaukee, was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, obstructing and possession of narcotics.   

The District Attorney’s office will review the case for charges in the upcoming days.