Two Dodge Co. Traffic Pursuits Lead To One Arrest In Fond du Lac

A suspicious incident just after 12:00 p.m. Monday ends with the arrest of the suspect in the City of Fond du Lac.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office assisted Lomira Police about 12:23 p.m. in the Village of Lomira.  The incident led to 2 separate traffic pursuits in the northeast portion of the county, along with other criminal incidents.     

Lomira residents reported a man on a motorcycle was on their property and told them he was running from the police and driving through residential yards in the area.  A sergeant from the sheriff’s office was nearby and was flagged down by multiple people reporting the same thing.  He located the suspect cycle and tried to stop it with a pursuit initiated but then quickly terminated when the suspect began driving off-road. 

A short time later, another resident in the area reported the motorcyclist came to their residence in rural Leroy, and stole their property under threat of force, prevented them from calling 911, and then fled the area.  Over the next few hours deputies followed up on leads reporting the cycle in various nearby areas continuing to act suspiciously. 

At about 3:03 pm, another sheriff’s office sergeant observed the cycle committing additional traffic violations and tried to stop it.  It again fled at high speeds. Once it was confirmed that this was the same suspect as earlier, a second pursuit was initiated but again terminated, this time because it entered Fond du Lac County. 

A short time later, the cycle was reported to have crashed in the City of Fond du Lac.  A suspect matching the description of the driver was found inside of a business and taken into custody by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office, Fond du Lac Police, and Wisconsin State Patrol.  Custody of the suspect was turned over to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and he will be held at the Dodge County Jail on a probation hold pending the completion of the investigation.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office received assistance from the Lomira Police Department, Brownsville Village Marshal, Fond du Lac County Sheriff, Fond du Lac Police Department, and the Wisconsin State Patrol.