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UPDATE: Fugitive officer caught outside of Spooner

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SIREN, Wis. (AP) - A police lieutenant who remains jailed in Burnett County is accused of committing crimes several hundred miles away.

Waupun Police Lt. Bradley Young is accused of burglarizing a restaurant in Green Lake, stealing two vehicles and leading police on a chase before he was arrested by SWAT officers from four counties Tuesday evening.

Waupun Deputy Police Chief Scott Louden planned to meeting with agents from the state Criminal Bureau of Investigation Wednesday on Young's case. Young has been placed on administrative leave by Waupun police pending the outcome of the case against him.

State Department of Justice spokeswoman Dane Brueck says the investigation into Young's actions is ongoing. Louden says state investigators will also look into whether Young can be tied to any other burglaries in the Green Lake County area.


UPDATE: SPOONER, Wisconsin (WXOW) - According to the Burns-Burnett Sheriff's Deputy, at 5:10 p.m. on August 6th, Bradley Young, who was wanted in connection with several burglaries in Green Lake County and a high speed chase and stolen vehicle in Barron County, was taken into custody in Burnett County. He was taken without incident with the help of the Washburn, Barron, Burnett and Douglas County SWAT teams along with the assistance of the Wisconsin State Patrol, DCI and WI DNR.  Young surrendered after a SWAT team surrounded him at a residence 10-miles west of Spooner.  He is currently being held in Burnett County Jail on local charges of Burglary.


RICE LAKE, Wis. (AP) - Barron County sheriff's officials say a police officer wanted for burglarizing a Green Lake restaurant has apparently stolen a second vehicle.

Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says Waupun Officer Brad Young may have taken a 1996 white 4-door Nissan Maxima from a farm near Rice Lake. The sheriff's department issued a statewide alert for the vehicle with the license plate 480-HGK.

Fitzgerald says Young led deputies on a car chase Monday evening and fled on foot into some woods near Rice Lake. Homes in the area were temporarily evacuated.

The Green Lake County Sheriff's Department says the 43-year-old officer, dressed in camouflage, broke into Walkers Kollerville Restaurant in Green Lake about 1 a.m. Monday. A deputy chased the suspect and lost him in a cornfield. A pickup truck was stolen from a nearby residence about two hours later.

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