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Three teens face charges in 128th Air Refueling Wing security breach

Posted: 4:21 PM, Oct 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-15 18:20:30-04

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said three teenage boys are in custody for Sunday’s security breach at the 128th Air Refueling Wing. 

The sheriff’s department said they used a stolen vehicle to smash into the military base’s entrance. A security officer fired a round and eventually chased the vehicle down inside the military base. 

Cement barricades now block the roadway that leads up to the entrance for the Wisconsin Air National Guard. The damaged gate was covered in yellow caution tape Monday morning. 

The sheriff’s office said two 17-year-olds and a 14-year-old were inside the vehicle that caused a chaotic scene for the refueling wing. 

The area was placed on lock-down for several hours Sunday afternoon. The 128th Air Refueling Wing is a place where Air Force, Navy and Marine air-crafts refuel.  

The Wisconsin National Guard told TODAY’S TMJ4 that a homecoming celebration happened just hours before the incident for 150 Wisconsin Air National Guardsmen who were returning from deployments across the world. 

Gov. Scott Walker said his team is keeping a close eye on the investigation. 

“It’s certainly a concern for us going forward,” he said. 

Now that three teens are in custody, the sheriff’s office says two of whom face a slew of felony charges. One could spend up to 23 years in prison if convicted.