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UPDATE: Suspect in crime spree spotted in Rhinelander

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

Rhinelander Police Chief Michael Steffes says the suspect in a western Wisconsin crime spree was spotted in Rhinelander.

Investigators from Chippewa County initially said Eric Hall, 38, could be headed to Vilas County.

The Chippewa County Sheriff's Department issued an arrest warrant for Hall, 38, after they say he stole several vehicles and eluded arrest.

Friday, June 13, the Chippewa County Sheriff's Department attempted to stop the driver of stolen vehicle taken from River Falls. That's when investigators say the driver crashed and ran into the woods. Air and ground searches were conducted, but the suspect, the sheriff's department identifies as Hall, was not located.

Saturday, the department was alerted to two separate incidents of stolen vehicles. Then again, on Sunday, the department was alerted to another stolen vehicle in the Village of New Auburn. That vehicle has not been recovered and is described as a 2000 tan Chevrolet Silverado bearing Wisconsin truck registration 'JE691'.

The sheriff's department said Hall took two rifles from one of the vehicles, and is considered armed and dangerous.

The truck Hall is believed to be currently driving has not yet been located. Its described as having several pink stickers on it, and pink camo on the rocker panels. The truck belongs to a volunteer firefighter and is equipped with emergency lighting and a siren.

The Chippewa County Sheriff's Department says they have been getting tips about the case, but so far, they've only turned out to be look-a-likes to Eric Hall.

Authorities say to use caution if you encounter Hall; as he is taking whatever actions necessary to avoid apprehension.

According to a news release, Hall was released from prison on June 10.

Hall may also be traveling to the Twin Cities.

Call your local law enforcement agency if you see Eric Hall or the truck, or have any information about this case.

Image Captured by Surveillance Video

Photo of Truck Hall may be Currently Driving


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