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Dodge Co. Sheriff's Office: Escaped inmate has been taken into custody in Wauwatosa

Updated: 9:24 p.m. on October 13, 2017

Wauwatosa Police say multiple tip calls helped them locate and apprehend escaped inmate Dylan Farber.

"When people call in... sometimes it's nothing. In this case, it allowed us to do job," said Lt. Brian Zalewski, Wauwatosa Police Department.

Tip callers spotted Farber in 5 different locations. One of them was on Jocelyn Howard's block, and she noticed the escapee walking through her yard.

"He had very weird looking hair, a hunter green shirt, khaki pants and no shoes," said Howard. "I'm very glad he didn't knock on my door. I have an infant daughter. Who knows what wold have happened."

She says before she could call police, a squad car showed up at her neighbor's house. According to police, Farber tried to enter someone's back door on that same block.

Police eventually set up a perimeter and spotted Farber. He ran over a fence and across some train tracks. When police caught up to him, they were able to take Farber into custody.

Police don't know why Farber was in Wauwatosa, but don't believe he has any ties to the area.


Updated: 3:20 p.m. on October 13, 2017

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has been advised by the Wauwatosa Police Department that they have taken Dylan Farber into custody. 

He is currently being transported back to Dodge County and additional charges will be requested of the District Attorney’s Office minimally to include Escape. 

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank those who assisted in the search and specifically the Wauwatosa Police Department for their efforts in taking him into custody. 

The Sheriff’s Office now says they will be continuing a thorough investigation into what occurred so as to ensure this same type of incident does not occur again in the future.


Updated: 10:40 a.m. on October 13, 2017

UPDATE: It's now believed an inmate who escaped from the Dodge County Jail may be driving a stolen car.

Investigators say a vehicle was stolen overnight in the City of Juneau. It's described as a tan 1999 GM Suburban with Wisconsin license plate 518ZXT. 

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office says around 2:00 a.m. Friday morning, 30-year-old Dylan Farber escaped from the Dodge County Jail. Authorities say Farber should be considered dangerous. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dodge County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office is also saying if Farber is spotted, not to approach him and instead call police immediately. 


Posted: 7:50 a.m. on October 13, 2017

DODGE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58)  -- Authorities are searching for an inmate who they say is considered dangerous.

Dylan Farber escaped from the Dodge County Jail.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says the 30-year-old somehow got away from deputies in Juneau. He was last seen wearing khaki pants, a green shirt, and orange crocs.

If you see him, the Sheriff’s Office says not to approach him and call 911 instead.

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