Stolen car accidents, burns; 2 teenagers arrested

Two teenagers were arrested early Sunday morning after stealing a Kia in West Milwaukee and evading police before crashing and breaking into flames near Hawley and Vliet in Milwaukee’s Washington Heights neighborhood.

West Allis police heard a radio call from two people trying to steal a Kia near 54th and Beloit around noon. 01:40. Shortly after, a West Allis police officer saw two Kias driving erratically and tried to stop traffic near Hawley Road and Hawley Court. Both fled from the officer and one car drove east on W. McKinley Road while the other continued northbound on Hawley, a statement said.

The northbound Kia collided with a third vehicle at the intersection of Hawley and W. Vliet St. Shortly after the accident, the Kia started on fire. WAPD officers with the assistance of a Milwaukee police officer pull the passengers of the Kia out of the vehicle.

A 14-year-old man, the driver of Kia, was remanded in custody for operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, and a 17-year-old woman from Milwaukee was remanded in custody for being a passenger in a vehicle being serviced. without the consent of the owner.

No one was injured in the incident.

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