***Statement on Last Night’s Police Activity***
For our residents along the Old Highway 51 corridor and particularly those on O’Keefe Dr, E. Nelson Rd, Greenwood Dr. and Pine Grove Dr, you may have noticed a large police presence around 12:30 am last night and we would like to let you know what occurred. The incident began in the Village of Rothschild with a vehicle pursuit that ended with a traffic crash on E. Nelson Rd in Kronenwetter.
Once the driver crashed, she and her occupant both fled on foot through the neighborhood. Law enforcement officials from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office, Rothschild, Mosinee, Everest Metro and Kronenwetter Police Departments quickly set up a perimeter and a K-9 tracked the suspects to a residence.
After waking up the sleeping family at the residence, officers were given consent to search the victim’s home and located the pair of criminals hiding behind furniture in the three-season porch. As it turned out, the suspects had unlawfully gained entry into the victim’s residence in an effort to avoid detection.
Both suspects were taken into custody without further incident and were booked on numerous charges, including fleeing an officer, burglary, obstructing an officer and multiple warrants. Great job by all these law enforcement agencies, who really worked together to make this happen and protect the community!