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Initial Statement
For Immediate Release

On Sunday, 11/16/2014 about 4:45 p.m., Shawano County Sheriff's Office dispatch received a report of a residential burglary in progress in the Town of Red Springs in Shawano County. A witness observed the suspect, a 17 year old from Keshena, flee from the residence on foot and take a pickup truck from a nearby residence.

Shawano County Sheriff's Office and Stockbridge-Munsee Police Department responded to the area and located the stolen vehicle in the Village of Gresham. A 1.5 mile pursuit ensued and the driver collided with two Shawano County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicles during the pursuit. The driver fled on foot.

Law enforcement later located and arrested the suspect on foot in the area. The suspect was arrested and transported to Shawano County Jail. Numerous charges will be forwarded to the Shawano County District Attorney's Office from this incident. There were no injuries involved in this incident.

Law enforcement became aware of other attempted thefts and burglaries in this area and requests that anyone who had any suspicious activity or thefts that occurred during this evening in this area contact the Shawano County Sheriff' s Office at (715) 526-3111. The incident remains under investigation.

Shawano County Sheriff's Office and Stockbridge-Munsee Police Department were assisted by Stockbridge- Munsee Conservation Department, Wisconsin DNR, Marion Police Department, Menominee County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, and Shawano Police Department.

Release prepared by: Lt. Andrew Thorpe Shawano County Sheriff's Office


On October, 2014 at approximately 5:21 pm, the Shawano County Sheriff's Office received a report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 22 north of Friendship Road in the Town of Belle Plaine. The initial caller indicated there were multiple injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicated a white passenger vehicle was northbound on Hwy 22 and lost control crossing over into the southbound lane. The passenger car was struck by a southbound SUV. Two individuals were pronounced deceased on the scene. Two individuals were transported to Shawano Medical Center where one of the individuals later died of their injuries. The Wisconsin State Patrol was contacted to reconstruct the crash scene.
The deceased individuals are an 18 year old man from Shawano, 17 year old man from Shawano and a 15 year old female from Bonduel.

The accident continues to be under investigation with the Shawano County Sheriff's Office and no additional information will be released at this time.

Assisting on the crash were Belle Plaine EMS, Shawano Area Fire Department, Shawano Ambulance, Shawano Police Department and Wisconsin State Patrol.

Deputy Craig Rekoske Shawano County Sheriff's Office
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