UWPD Arrests Two Juveniles After Pursuit
July 10, 2019, 7:10 PM
Regent Street/Chadbourne Avenue
On Wednesday, July 10 shortly after 7:00 p.m., a UW-Madison Police Department officer located a stolen vehicle traveling westbound on Regent Street and attempted to make a traffic stop. The officer knew the occupants inside the vehicle were suspects in a home invasion earlier in the day.
A traffic stop was attempted, but the suspect vehicle took off – the vehicle crashed a short time later when it hit the curb on Chadbourne Avenue, just west of Camp Randall Stadium. The three suspects inside the vehicle fled on foot.
UWPD officers worked to set-up a perimeter – two of the suspects were located and after a foot pursuit that took officers across Campus Drive to Babcock Drive, the suspects were taken into custody and arrested. A third suspect remains on the loose. A K9 team from the Middleton Police Department also assisted with evidence tracking and collection.
The driver, a 15-year-old male from Madison, is tentatively charged with fleeing and eluding, 2nd degree reckless endangerment, and resisting. The passenger, a-17-year-old male from Madison, is tentatively charged with resisting.
Both suspects were released to the City of Madison Police Department, as investigators there work to identify additional charges related to the previous cases the suspects are believed to be involved with.
Three UWPD officers sustained minor injuries in the foot pursuit – all three were treated and returned to normal duty later in the evening.
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