Local News

Teenagers Involved In Police Chase

A Watertown Police Department officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop early Saturday morning, on February 24 at 12:16 a.m. It involved a vehicle in the area of N. Church St. at Rock St. for a defective headlight. The vehicle initially stopped, but then drove away from the officer. The officer pursued the vehicle through the city. Speeds ranged from 40 to 60 mph with minimal traffic throughout the pursuit.

The vehicle eventually stopped on Clovercrest Ct. off of Oconomowoc Ave. The driver and two occupants fled on foot from the vehicle. One other occupant, a 15-year-old female subject, immediately got out of the vehicle with her hands in the air and complied with the officers. Officers were able to apprehend all other occupants.

Located within the vehicle was a loaded revolver, cocaine, THC products and open intoxicants. The driver, a 15-year-old male, was transported to the hospital for a severe ankle injury from falling from a retaining wall. A 17-year-old male was transported to the Jefferson County Jail for encouraging the felony eluding and for bail jumping. A 16-year- old male was turned over to a guardian. None of the subjects involved reside in Watertown.

This case remains under investigation pending additional charges.