Milwaukee teens lead police on chase, crash into Bay View home

Posted at 3:29 PM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 19:28:26-04

Two Milwaukee teens led St. Francis police on a car chase early Tuesday morning before eventually crashing into a home in Bay View.

The married couple who lives in that home says their grandmother was sleeping on the downstairs couch when it happened at about 1 a.m.

"She thought that a bullet went through the house but it was a car," said Krysta Hutton, who owns the home. "Basically hit the house so hard the couch shot into the middle of the room."

Their grandmother received a cut on her forehead from broken glass but otherwise is OK. Their house on the other hand, not so much.

"We kept checking on the kids and then we were like 'Woah, our house is jacked’," Hutton said.

The teen driver lost control of the car while heading north on Superior Street just before Nock Street. The driver went up over the curb, hit a retaining wall, then hit the Hutton's concrete porch, the side of their home and their fence but the car still didn't stop. It went across Nock Street, landing in the neighbor's yard.

"You see this kind of stuff on the news quite often lately," said Chris Hutton, Krysta's husband. "I'm on the fence whether it's good for them to chase or not. I feel like I'm glad they got caught, but all this damage that they caused and who knows if any of us will recoup the cost. It's just a bad situation to be in."

St. Francis Police Lt. Tim Blunt says the department does have a vehicle pursuit policy and the officer in this incident followed that policy.

The two teens in the car received minor injuries and were taken to the hospital. They were later arrested and now face multiple charges.

Police say the car is registered to one of the teen's parents and was taken without the parent's consent.

"I think a lot of times, these kids think it's fun and games, they're joyriding, but they have to realize not only are they putting themselves in danger, they're putting the officers into danger and in this incident, they put other civilians and their property in danger," Blunt said.