LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

The theft of ammunition from a Wauwatosa home has led local law enforcement to investigate a possible conspiracy to kill police officers.

According to a police affidavit, Wauwatosa officers responded to a reported burlary at a home in the 2200 block of Wauwatosa Avenue Feb. 15. It was determined that a large amount of ammunition was taken from the home.

Following an investigation, a 15-year-old boy was arrested for the burglary.

Wauwatosa Now is not naming the juvenile as a matter of policy.

Ten days after the burglary, the boy's father contacted police, notifying them he recovered a "large amount of ammunition from a slot cut into (his son's) mattress," according to the affidavit. The recovered ammunition appeared to match the ammunition that was reported stolen in the burglary.

Police sought and were granted a search warrant for a white Samsung tablet the boy had received as Christmas gift. According to the affidavit, police believed information contained on the tablet might identify any co-conspirators involved, any potential victims of the plot and the premeditation involved in the incident.

According to the search warrant, the juvenile confessed to taking the ammunition.

Police found personal Facebook messages on the tablet.

The messages on the tablet included communication with others about the use of the stolen ammunition in a conspiracy to attack and kill police officers or around March 11, according to the affidavit.

Lt. Brian Zalewski of the Wauwatosa Police Department said so far, the department has not requested any charges in the case and it remains under investigation.

Read or Share this story: http://www.wauwatosanow.com/story/news/local/2016/03/03/wauwatosa-police-investigating-possible-conspiracy-to-kill-cops/87101146/