High Speed Chase In FDL Ends With Capture Of Milwaukee Teen

A Milwaukee teen who stole a car in Milwaukee is facing charges for a high speed chase in Fond du Lac. Fond du Lac Assistant Police Chief Steve Klein says officers went to the area of West Scott and North Hickory Streets for a report of a suspicious vehicle shortly after 6 p.m. The license plate matched a vehicle that was taken during a strong-armed carjacking in Milwaukee. Just after 7:30 p.m. officers spotted the vehicle in the parking lot of the Kwik Trip on North Park Avenue. The car was able to get around an officer’s car by ramming it and another car and fled through the northeast part of the City. It went east on Highway 23 until it got to County Highway UU where it did a U-turn heading west back into the City. Twice officers tried to deploy stop sticks. The suspect turned into the Walgreen’s parking lot on Country Lane and again rammed a squad car to get away. He then headed west on Johnson Street at a high rate of speed. He struck a civilian’s vehicle and lost control at Johnson and National. He hit a speed sign, light pole and some trees. He then tried to flee on foot, but was caught by K9 Packo and his handler Officer Hardgrove. The teen was taken into custody and to St. Agnes Hospital to be treated for a dog bite. No one else was injured. The suspect is facing multiple counts of recklessly endangering safety, car theft, eluding an officer and resisting arrest.  In addition he potentially faces additional charges in Milwaukee.  The State Patrol is investigating the crash. Fond du Lac Police were aided by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department, City Fire and Rescue and the Public Works Department. Photo from Bruce Storms.