Mequon police arrested a 24-year-old Milwaukee man in a Craigslist deal gone bad after the man fled from officers while trying to sell a Porsche Cayenne he allegedly stole from a Greenfield auto dealer.
According to the Mequon police report:
The Milwaukee man was arrested about 2 p.m. July 22 in the 11500 block of North Port Washington Road and charged with driving a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, driving without a valid license, unauthorized registration, five counts of recklessly endangering safety, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, bail jumping and a warrant.
The man, out on bail for theft, had taken a 2006 Porsche Cayenne, valued at more than $22,000, from a Greenfield auto dealer and advertised it for sale on Craigslist for $3,500.
The ad was answered and a meeting was set up to purchase it in Mequon. The suspect arrived in the Porsche and when he saw a police drove into and accelerated through a car wash damaging equipment and then hit a squad car.
He tried to run and had to be taken down at gun point. Damage to the squad car was listed at $2,000, to the Porsche at $1,000 and was not available for the car wash.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Thiensville man cited after hurrying to get hamburgers home to wife
- Police Report: Dec. 10
- Police Report: Dec. 9
- Election update: Dec. 3
- Thiensville board mulls housing mix
- How the Mequon-Thiensville Historical Society is remaking itself in 21st-century style
- Thiensville likely to switch to recycling carts, bi-weekly pickup
- Thiensville to consider beer garden bid proposals
- Police Report: Dec. 3
- Police Report: Dec. 2