SWAT Team Takes Female Into Custody

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, at approximately 2:47PM, City of Fond du Lac Police Officers responded to the area of Kohl’s Department Store on W. Johnson Street for a report of a shoplifter that had fled the store with a significant amount of merchandise, and who had physically assaulted a Kohl’s Loss Prevention Officer in the parking lot. City of Fond du Lac Police Officers arrived in the area quickly and observed a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description attempting to flee. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver initially refused to stop. Officers followed the vehicle out of the parking lot and onto adjacent N. Pioneer Road.  However, after stopping the suspect refused all commands to exit their vehicle and would not cooperate with any instructions from Police Officers on scene. The Police Officers on scene were aware that this uncooperative suspect had just physically assaulted a Loss Prevention Officer and did not know if they were armed or had weapons in the vehicle. After determining that the suspect was not going to cooperate and voluntarily exit the vehicle, on scene Officers formed a shield team who then approached and extracted the suspect from the vehicle. The suspect is a 32 year old Montello, WI, woman. She was arrested for a number of offenses, some felony, that include shoplifting, battery, and obstructing law enforcement. She is being held in the Fond du Lac County Jail. The investigation into this incident is ongoing and further details will be released with the issuance of the criminal complaint.