Teen Charged With Carrying a Hidden Knife
Suspect is approached by a cop after he's spotted walking early morning walking on Sunset Drive, according to a criminal complaint.
An 18-year-old Waukesha man is facing felony charges after he was caught walking with a knife Friday morning, according to a criminal complaint.
Tyler C. Hartleb was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Friday with two counts of felony bail jumping and one count of carrying a concealed weapon. If convicted, he faces up to nearly 13 years in prison and $30,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 2:40 a.m. Friday, a Waukesha police officer was traveling eastbound on West Sunset Drive when he spotted Hartleb walking westbound and wearing a hoodie and dark jeans. The officer then pulled over near South Prairie Avenue and asked Hartleb if it was OK to talk with him.
Hartleb said he was walking from a friend’s house to his home. The officer asked if he could search him and Hartleb agreed and told the officer he had a knife attached to his right forearm.
The officer found a knife with a 4-inch blade, which Hartleb said he uses for protection.
He’s currently being held in Waukesha County Jail on $500 bond.