The Brillion News
WAYSIDE - A high speed chase that began in Manitowoc County ended in the community of Wayside, in the Town of Morrison in Brown County, around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25.
Manitowoc County Sheriff Dan Hartwig said the Manitowoc County Joint Dispatch Center had broadcast an attempt-to-locate message regarding a white 2000 Ford F350 pickup truck reported stolen from De Pere.
Around 9 a.m., a Manitowoc County deputy sheriff spotted the truck westbound on U.S. 10 at Branch. When the deputy tried to effect a traffic stop, the truck sped off and the chase began.
The driver was later identified as Luis Narvaez, 24, of Manitowoc.
The chase went about 20 miles, reaching speed of 100 miles per hour.
The Brown County Communications Center was notified that the chase, involving then officer and a person in a fleeing vehicle, was heading north on Manitowoc County G north of Grimms.
The fleeing vehicle then went east on Man-Cal Road to County NN, north on NN to Wayside Road, and then west on Wayside Road, past the Wander Springs Golf Course.
It ended in Wayside near the intersection of Wayside Road and Dickinson Road (Brown County G) with a felony traffic stop.
Narvaez was taken into custody without further incident.
The stop happened before officers from Brown County and De Pere could reach the area.
During followup investigation, officers determined that property originally in the truck when it was stolen was now missing.
Officers went to the court and got a search warrant for the Narvaez home, and the stolen property was located and seized. A pistol was also found in the truck.
"Luis Narvaez is currently being held in the Manitowoc County Jail for fleeing an officer, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamine, operating a motor vehicle while revoked, and bail jumping," Sheriff Hartwig said.
Charges are also possible in Brown County.
Hartwig thanked several agencies for their assistance in the pursuit and arrest. They are the Reedsville Police Department, De Pere Police Department, Brown County Sheriff's Department and the Manitowoc County Joint Dispatch Center - which worked closely with the Brown County Public Safety Communications Center during the chase.
In addition to the Manitowoc County charges related to the chase, Narvaez has open cases in Manitowoc, Brown and Calumet counties from previous run-ins with law enforcement.
Photo of Navraez taken by Brown County Jail, January 29, 2020.