City of Fond du Lac Police Department Media Release
March 10, 2023
For Immediate Release
Fond du Lac, WI: On Friday, March 10, 2023, at approximately 1:33 p.m. City of Fond du Lac Police Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Welsh Street for a physical altercation involving a 36-year-old male Oshkosh resident. Prior to FDLPD Officers arrival the suspect verbally threatened to kill a person at that location before leaving in a vehicle.
FDLPD Officers located the suspect vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of W. Johnson Street and N. Main Street. Upon activation of emergency lights, the vehicle fled westbound on W. Johnson Street. The suspect vehicle continued to ignore FDLPD Officer’s emergency lights and sirens while still traveling westbound on W. Johnson Street.
The suspect vehicle entered Interstate 41 northbound from W. Johnson Street. The pursuit reached speeds of approximately 80 MPH. The deployment of spike strips by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office was successful near County Highway N.
FDSO assisted FDLPD and conducted a boxing-in maneuver surrounding the suspect vehicle to induce a stop safely. FDSO and FDLPD took the suspect into custody just south of the Winnebago/Fond du Lac county line.
The 36-year-old male was arrested on charges of felony fleeing and eluding, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and operating while impaired. He will be held at the Fond du Lac County Jail.
The investigation into this incident remains under active investigation. No further details or information are being released at this time.
The City of Fond du Lac Police Department was assisted by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wisconsin State Patrol.