Police: Suspects in custody after dealership burglary leads to chase, school bus crash

School bus, car crash near MLK and Locust
Posted at 7:04 AM, Oct 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-06 18:52:15-04

MILWAUKEE, WI -  An early morning report of a burglary in progress leads to a police chase and crash involving a school bus in the city of Milwaukee Friday. 

It started in the City of Glendale when police were dispatched to Amato Nissan, a car dealership, just after 6:00 am. 

According to Glendale PD, officers saw the suspect vehicle heading southbound on N. Port Washington Rd., near the dealership, and attempted to stop it, but the driver of the vehicle drove off. 

A pursuit soon ensued. The pursuit continued out of the City of Glendale into the City of Milwaukee on N. MLK Dr. The pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle crashed into a school bus that was traveling northbound at the intersection of MLK Drive and Locust Street. 

“I’m just tired of it, it’s ridiculous," said Marilyn Lattimore. 

“These little kids don’t have no idea when they get up and go to school if they’re going to make it to school just out of recklessness and selfishness," Lattimore also said. 

The scene of the crash is a scene all too familiar to  Lattimore. She said she's witnessed terrible car crashes in the past, but this time it was personal because her granddaughter was a passenger on the bus involved in the crash. 

“I’m so tired of the young people senseless stealing cars and it’s just not cars but other people’s lives," Lattimore said. 

According to police, the vehicle the teens were in was stolen, but it wasn’t taken from the dealership in Glendale. The stolen vehicle was taken from a different dealership Thursday and reported stolen by the Town of Brookfield. All six teenage suspects were arrested at the scene of the crash, and transported to the hospital for their injuries. 

“None of the people involved are new to the criminal justice system," Glendale Officer Todd Lynch said. 

"These aren’t kids that were out there joyriding, this wasn’t something that was just a one time deal for anyone involved in this case," he also said. 

Glendale Police are still investigating the crash and reviewing dash cam video. 

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