1 person in custody following police chase in Milwaukee County

Posted at 9:03 AM, Sep 26, 2017

MILWAUKEE -- One person has been taken into custody in connection with a police chase involving a stolen vehicle -- and at least one more suspect remains at large. 

According to Franklin Police, a black Nissan SUV was stolen around 4:03 a.m. today near 58th and Drexel. 

In a news release, police said the SUV was tracked to the city of Milwaukee using GPS. 

Around 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, the vehicle could be seen, abandoned, in front of Rufus King High School near 18th and Olive. 

Around the block, near 19th and Fiebrantz, Franklin Police and Milwaukee Police took one male suspect into custody. 

After an apparent medical episode, the suspect was loaded into an ambulance. 

"The investigation is continuing and charges are pending at this time," Franklin PD said in a news release. 

The police chief said officers are still searching for at least one more suspect in connection with the burglary.  

Rufus King Principal Tanzanique Carrington said the school was placed on lockdown as a precaution. 

Law enforcement officers helped students off of buses and directly into the building. 

"We made our best effort to keep our students safe, because we didn't know what was going on at the time," Carrington said. 

She said the school will continue to assess its security situation as it gets more information from police. 

Neighbors in the area were left stunned. 

Some, like Joyce Hailstock, regularly walk the outdoor track at Rufus King High School for exercise. She was doing just that when she witnessed the suspect being arrested. 

Hailstock said she's frustrated by the number of vehicles being stolen in Milwaukee. 

"They need to focus on something more positive," she said of the culprits, "and to stop putting their energy into all these negative things."