Former Waupun Police Officer Back In Court

The former Waupun police officer who went on a crime spree last August has a plea hearing today in Barron County Court. Forty-four-year-old Bradley Young of Brandon is also facing charges in Burnett and Green Lake Counties. He allegedly broke into grocery stores in Berlin, Markesan and Waupun last summer. It was an attempted break-in at a Green Lake restaurant that launched a manhunt last August. During the manhunt he crashed a stolen pickup truck while law enforcement officials were chasing him in Barron County. He allegedly stole another vehicle near Rice Lake and was eventually captured after breaking into a cabin west of Spooner. He was a lieutenant and 22 year veteran of the Waupun Police Department when he resigned in the wake of his alleged crimes.