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Teen wanted for a dozen charges across Milwaukee County

Posted at 6:24 PM, Jun 10, 2019

Law enforcement is looking for an Oak Creek teenager for a dozen different charges including car thefts, break-ins, possession of a firearm by a felon, fleeing and eluding police.

Jonathan Gonzalez, 17, has lead law enforcement on at least two high speed chases across Milwaukee County. The first was May 29th through Greenfield.

In the dashcam video, Gonzalez and another accomplice are allegedly fleeing at high speeds in two cars. As the officer joins the pursuit, the two stolen vehicles eventually come to a halt and both males get into one vehicle. Despite the officer yelling his intent to shoot at them if they take off, the car speeds off as more officers follow.

Later in the video, the officer performs a PIT maneuver, spinning the suspect's vehicle out of frame. A second dash cam shows the vehicle rotated more than 360 degrees. The second officer puts the bumper of the squad car against the driver's side door. Another officer is heard again saying "If you move, you're going to get yourself shot."

Again, the driver of the vehicle takes off between the two squad cars and continues. They reach such fast speeds, the vehicle is lost from sight and the two males are able to get away from police.

Oak Creek Police say Gonzalez is wanted after breaking into a garage. They say a homeowner spotted Gonzalez trying to break into a car before he took off. They say the homeowner saw a gun in his waistband.

Residents say aside from the airplanes flying directly overhead, it's a normally quiet neighborhood. However, they're now changing how they do things.

"I make sure everything is locked up," Dick Macowiak of Oak Creek said. "Cars locked up. Sometimes we lock up vehicles inside the garage. The garage door is closed. Windows closed to the top. Everything is locked up. I don't take no chances anymore."

Gonzalez was again on the run from police last week. Milwaukee Police say Gonzalez was in a stolen Jeep Compass when police initiated a chase. They say because the driver was going recklessly through a school zone, they terminated the chase. Later, they spotted the vehicle and again gave chase before terminating it again due to reckless driving.

Gonzalez faces at least 12 counts right now and, despite being 17-years-old, will be charged as an adult. Anyone with information is asked to call police.