Man and missing girl taken into custody in Waukesha Co. following chase and crash
It started around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when Waukesha Sheriff Deputies responded to Menomonee Park to pick up a suspect who was wanted on a felony warrant of theft and eluding authorities.
When deputies responded to the park, the suspect fled in a vehicle and drove over stop sticks placed by deputies.
The suspect continued driving in an erratic manner and through oncoming traffic for ten minutes before and crashing through a guard rail and snow bank and ending up on a WE Energies lot. Waukesha County Sheriff Captain Lisa Panas said they attempted several tactics, including a pit maneuver to stop the car before the driver ultimately crashed on his own.
\"I think the biggest concern was the safety hazard presented by his driving, his erratic driving, his driving into incoming traffic, and the biggest concern was that we get him off the roadway, which is what we did.\"Three law enforcement vehicles were damaged in this incident. The suspect rammed one of the vehicles and two others were damaged during the chase.
The male suspect and missing juvenile girl were taken into custody without further incident.
Officials with the Washington County Sheriff's Office confirmed the girl had been reported missing in Washington County, but would not confirm an age or say how long she had been missing.
Stay tuned to CBS 58 News for updates in this developing story.