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A Pursuit in West Bend Ends With An Arrest

A West Bend Police Officer recently observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Washington Street, at Veterans Avenue in West Bend. The officer tried to catch up and saw the vehicle crash into the median at Washington Street and Schoenhaar Drive. The driver then fled from the car on foot. Officers located items in the car belonging to a 25-year-old West Bend man. An Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Department K-9 assisted in tracking the man toward a business on Schoenhaar Drive. A short time later Washington County Sheriff's Deputies tried stopping a vehicle on Highway 41, and the driver fled. The vehicle belonged to the business the K-9 had tracked earlier, relating to the man in question. The vehicle tires were spiked, and the driver was found to be the 25-year-old man.

The investigation determined the man stole the vehicle he originally crashed, from downtown West Bend and then stole a different vehicle from the business on Schoenhaar Drive. The man was placed in jail for multiple charges, including 2nd offense operating while intoxicated, fleeing and auto theft.