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News: Woman crashes stolen car into playground fence in Burnham Park during pursuit

by | Aug 18, 2023 | News

MILWAUKEE, WI — A 26-year-old local woman was arrested Thursday afternoon after crashing a stolen vehicle during a police pursuit in southwest Milwaukee, reports TMJ4.

The wreck occurred off the intersection of South Layton Boulevard and West Greenfield Avenue, in the Burnham Park neighborhood, shortly after 1:15 p.m.

According to the Milwaukee Police Department, officers first spotted a vehicle that had been reported stolen during an armed robbery hours before, in the 1700 block of South 24th Street. A pursuit was prompted when the driver refused to pull over for a traffic stop. Authorities said the driver later lost control of the stolen vehicle, which slammed into the fence around a playground.

Though no injuries were ultimately reported, the female suspect was transported to a local hospital and then taken into custody.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office is expected to review criminal charges within the next several days.

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