Thursday, December 29, 2011

Alvarado Charged With Hit and Run That Injured Milwaukee Police Officer Vrtochnick

Juan C. Alvarado

Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office filed charges against Alvarado, the alleged driver that struck Milwaukee Police Officer Vrtochnick on Christmas Eve.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 29, 2011

Milwaukee- On Thursday, the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office filed several felony charges against Juan C. Alvarado, 19, of Milwaukee in connection with the Christmas Eve hit-and-run that critically injured Milwaukee Police Officer Frank Vrtochnick, 37. Alvarado was arrested in Illinois on Wednesday by Chicago police. He waived extradition from Illinois and was transported back to Wisconsin. Alvarado arrived in Milwaukee around 4:00 p.m. on Friday to face several felony charges, which includes first-degree reckless injury and reckless endangering safety, according to the criminal complaint.
Vrtochnick while in a traffic routine stop was strucked by Alavardo after he went over a curb as he drove on the wrong side of the street. Vrtochnick was accompanied by his partner and was outside the squad on the passenger's side when he was struck. He remains in critical condition, with serious injuries, numerous scrapes and a broken leg.
Alvarado fled the scene and managed to hid his 1998 Chevy Malibu in a garage near S. 15th Street and W. Becher Street. He then went to Chicago to avoid being taken into custody.
On Tuesday, Milwaukee police working on a tip were led to the 2000 block of S. 15th St. where they found the Malibu sought in the hit-and-run. On Wednesday, police with a search warrant were able to tow the heavily damaged vehicle for evidence. A rear tail light and the right side of the front windshield were broken consistant with the hit-and-run investigation. Investigators recovered hair, skin, blood, DNA and fingerprints that were found in the Malibu.

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