Stolen car chase ends near Wrightstown; teen arrested

Posted at 1 p.m. on August 14, 2019

The Brillion News

TOWN OF WRIGHTSTOWN – The hunt for a stolen car ended just north of the Village of Wrightstown on Wednesday, August 14, in what was termed a “high risk” arrest at the Apple Creek Campground, on County U, just north of the Interstate 41-County U interchange.

The incident began around 7 a.m. when Fox Valley Metro Police were notified that a Buick Verano had been stolen in Little Chute. When Outagamie County Sheriff’s deputies tried to stop the vehicle, it took off.

The vehicle was equipped with an On Star tracking and remote control system. On Star helped the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department track the stolen vehicle to County U. It was there, at the campground, that the car was stopped by remote control by the On Star control center. The car was in the playground area of the campground, which is along Apple Creek between County U and I-41.

Officers from Outagamie and Brown counties, and the Wrightstown Police Department, were able to take the 17-year old driver into custody. County Rescue Services staged an ambulance nearby as officers moved in to the campground to effect the capture.

Fox Valley Metro Captain Jeremy Slotke said no one was injured in the case or capture.

The suspect is a male from the Fox Valley area, but is not being further identified at this time.

Law enforcement agencies involved in the case were Fox Valley Metro Police, the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department, Brown County Sheriff’s Department, Wrightstown Police, Grand Chute Police, Kaukauna Police, Hobart/Lawrence Police and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

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