High Speed Chase
Fond du Lac County authorities say a 16-year-old boy who led Sheriff’s deputies on a high speed chase through the County early Wednesday morning was taken into custody in Calumet County. Speeds reached 105 miles per hour during a pursuit on Highway 151. Eventually the suspect vehicle entered Calumet County and left the road on Highway 55. Two girls were taken into custody, but the boy fled on foot. He was captured about 8:30 a.m. All three are runaways from the Menasha area. The boy was taken to the Fond du Lac County Jail. The pursuit covered 27.5 miles. No property was damaged and no one was injured during the chase.
Wednesday May 18, 2016, at approximately 12:15 am, a
Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a westbound vehicle
for a speed violation on STH 23 near CTH UU in the
The vehicle did not stop or obey the deputies signal to stop. The vehicle
continued westbound on STH 23 and then turned northbound onto USH 151 at STH
23. The deputy did continue to pursue the vehicle with emergency lights and
siren activated. While traveling northbound on USH 151 speeds of the pursuit
reached 105 MPH. The pursuit then entered
USH 151 into
At this time the Fond du Lac County
Sheriff’s Office was gathering information as to possible occupants and learned
that possibly juveniles were involved and or in the vehicle. It was at this
time that deputies of the
Sheriff’s office reduced their speeds and backed off from the suspect vehicle. Ultimately
the vehicle did leave the roadway on USH 55 south of
The occupants did exit the vehicle. Two female juveniles, who were reported
runaway’s from the Menasha area, were apprehended and later turned over to
Menasha Police Department. A16 year old
male juvenile runaway, also from the Menasha area, who is believed to be the
driver, fled the scene on foot. He is
approximately 5’09” 170 pounds with dark brown hair. It is buzzed on the sides
and longer, possibly curly in front. He was last seen wearing black shoes, blue
jeans, and a white t-shirt and camouflage sweatshirt.
County Sheriff’s was assisted by the Calumet County Sheriff’s Office, Menasha
Police Department, and the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office K-9 team.
incident remains under investigation by the
Sheriff’s Office. The length of the pursuit was 27.5 miles. No property was
damaged and no one was injured.