MILWAUKEE -- An off-duty Milwaukee police officer stopped an attempted burglary on the city's northwest side Tuesday afternoon.
The officer was driving near his home around 3:45 p.m. when he saw someone trying to get inside a house near 109th Street and Green Tree Road, according to the Milwaukee Police Department.
When the suspect couldn't get in, the officer said he saw the man take a package from the front porch and run.
The officer was able to catch up with the 24-year-old man from Milwaukee and arrest him.
Officials said the suspect had a stolen handgun on him at the time of the arrest. He faces potential charges of attempted burglary, carrying a concealed weapon and theft.