On Monday, July 4th, 2016, at 2:27 a.m., Mount Pleasant Police units were on patrol when they came across multiple vehicles at a high rate of speed. Some of the vehicles had no headlamps on. Mount Pleasant Police units attempted to stop the vehicles, but the vehicles fled from Officers leading them on a Pursuit. Due to the high rate of speed, reckless nature, with Public Safety in mind, Officers terminated the pursuit.
Following termination of the pursuit, Officers checked the last known destination for safety and came across one of the vehicles that had crashed into the median on State Highway 20/Washington Avenue west of West Road. Officers observed the crashed vehicle was on fire, and they extinguished this with equipment from their squad cars. During this contact, Officers took into custody a 13 year old Male operator of the stolen vehicle, who was trying to flee the scene. It was later discovered that the male and several other suspects had committed a Burglary at the Porcaro Ford Dealership located at 6001 Washington Avenue in the Village of Mount Pleasant. Substantial damage was done to the business and the suspects stole the vehicles and were fleeing the scene when Officers discovered them.
The Juvenile will not have his name released, but he was transported to the Wheaton Franciscan Emergency room for minor injuries from crashing the stolen vehicle. He faces numerous charges and subsequently he had an active capias for Burglary out of Milwaukee County. This matter will continue to be Investigated by the Mount Pleasant Police Department.
“Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Mt. Pleasant Police Department at 884-0454 option #4 or Crime Stoppers at (262) 636-9330, via e-mail through the website www.racine.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) and typing in TIP417 with your text message.”