Thursday, April 10, 2014

18-year-old Student Taken Into Custody For Having Conceal Knife At Private Property Across From South Division High School

Police dispersed a crowd of students gathered at a South side home.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 10, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, police responded at 3:11 p.m. to a subject with a weapon at the 1500 block of W. Lapham Blvd. and made an arrest at the 1600 block of S. 15th Place. A number of students from South Division had gathered at a home front yard when police went to investigate. An 18-year-old man was taken into custody after police discovered a folding knife in his pocket.
Apparently, the suspect's 50-year-old mother was called to the scene and told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that the 18-year-old man is a student at South, but skipped classes today. He and several other students were coming from W. Forest Home Ave. and had stopped at a friends home at S. 15th Place when they noticed alleged members of a gang called the MP's throwing gang signs at them. The students ignored those trying to initiate a response. She said, her two sons are not gang members.
A security guard at South Division High School allegedly spotted the 18-year-old suspect exhibiting a knife to his friends at the front grassy area property of the home across S. 15th Place and called police. Police arrived and went into the property and searched the suspect and found a concealed knife. He was arrested and his mother said, that she expects for her son to be released after processing. He is expected to apply for a knife permit to carry a conceal knife, according to the mother.
An officer told the owner of the residence at S. 15th Place that they were responsible, if anything happens at the property when a gathering of numerous students draws attention and attracts trouble. But the woman responded, that they can invite or have anyone they want at their property.
Police dispersed the crowd of students and police also recovered three bats, (one wood and two metal) from under several garbage disposal containers.
Another man, wearing a red t-shirt was seen in handcuffs, but it was not immediately learned, if he was involved in the same incident. Police did not comment at the scene.

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