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Milwaukee teen charged as part of auto theft ring: allegedly stole two Chevys from Waterford, Audi from Racine

Milwaukee teen charged as part of auto theft ring: allegedly stole two Chevys from Waterford, Audi from Racine

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A Milwaukee teenager has been charged for his involvement in an auto theft ring that allegedly was involved in thefts of vehicles from Waterford and Racine.

Alias Trevino, 18, was charged with two felony counts of theft of movable property worth between $10,000-$100,000, burglary of a building or dwelling and operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent and a felony count of theft of movable property worth between $2,500-$5,000.

According to a criminal complaint:

On Oct. 7, an officer responded to the 35100 block of Janesville Road for car thefts.

Upon arrival, the officer spoke to the victim who said that a Chevy Malibu, worth around $4,000, and a Chevy Impala, worth around $11,000, were stolen between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Inside the Malibu was a Chromebook worth $150, a TI calculator worth $150, football cleats and a jersey.

Alias Trevino

Trevino

Big Bend Police found the calculator later that day and on Oct. 9 they found the Malibu. On Oct. 16, Milwaukee Police found the Impala and an Audi stolen from Racine.

On Nov. 2, officers were sent to the 1400 block of McWan Drive for a stolen vehicle. They spoke to the victim who said he went outside in the morning and saw his garage open and his VW Passat that’s worth around $12,000 was missing.

An officer viewed surveillance video from a neighbor that showed a car pull up at 2:30 a.m. and a person walk up to the victim’s driveway. The lights in the garage go on and shortly after the person is seen driving off with the car.

The next day, Trevino was arrested by the West Milwaukee Police Department and had keys to other stolen cars on him. It was learned that he was involved in an auto theft ring.

On Nov. 5, an investigator spoke with Trevino, who said he was with a group that did the auto thefts and that they usually leave a “pin drop” where they leave a vehicle so they can return and use it again, but they forgot this time.

Trevino was given $40,000 in cash bonds in Racine County Circuit court on Friday. A preliminary court hearing is set for Jan. 13 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave., online court records show.

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