UPDATE: Former Waupun Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty

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UPDATE: Wed 8:45 PM, Sept 18, 2013

BARRON, Wis. (AP) -- The former Waupun police officer arrested in a multi-county crime spree has pleaded not guilty to charges in Barron County.
Bradley Young entered his plea Wednesday to charges of fleeing from deputies and stealing a vehicle. The former lieutenant is also charged in Green Lake and Burnett counties where he's accused of multiple crimes, including burglary.
Reporter Media (http://fondul.ac/18atpMr ) reports a plea hearing has been set Dec. 2 in Barron County.
Prosecutors say Young broke into a Berlin grocery store in June, a Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Markesan in July and a Town of Green Lake restaurant in August. He was arrested at a cabin in Burnett County following a manhunt.
After his arrest Young resigned from the Waupun Police Department, where he'd been an officer for 22 years.

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UPDATED: Mon 10:27 AM, Aug 27, 2013

WAUPUN, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin police officer accused of burglary, stealing two vehicles and leading other officers on a high-speed chase has submitted his resignation.

The Waupun Police and Fire Commission is expected to accept Lt. Bradley Young's resignation when it meets Thursday.

Young has been in the Burnett County Jail since his Aug. 6 arrest.
Waupun Police Department Deputy Chief Scott Louden tells The Reporter Media that Young has admitted stealing $3,000 from a Waupun grocery store.

Officials said previously that Young was a suspect in other burglaries as well.

He faces multiple charges in Green Lake and Barron counties, and charges are pending in Burnett County.

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UPDATED: Wed 10:24 PM, Aug 14, 2013

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Prosecutors have accused a Wisconsin police officer of going on a burglary spree, stealing two vehicles and leading officers on a high-speed pursuit.

Prosecutors in Barron and Green Lake counties filed a host of charges against Waupun Police Lt. Bradley Young on Friday, including three counts of felony burglary, possession of burglary tools and two counts of car theft.

According to court documents, Young told police he broke into a Berlin grocery store in June, a Piggly Wiggly in Markeson in July and a town of Green Lake restaurant on Aug. 5. He stole a truck and drove to northwestern Wisconsin, where he stole another car and led officers on a chase before he was apprehended.

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UPDATE: Thur 5:10 PM, Aug 8, 2013

SIREN, Wis. (AP) -- A Burnett County judge has set bond for the Waupun police lieutenant suspected of burglarizing an eastern Wisconsin restaurant.

WEAU-TV in Eau Claire reports that the judge set a signature bond for Bradley Young of $50,000 and a cash bond of $10,000. Young was arrested on Tuesday near Spooner after triggering a manhunt and leading officers on a chase.

The Burnett County District Attorney had not filed criminal charges as of Thursday afternoon. D.A. William Norine says Young will have to post bond by Friday afternoon to be released from jail.

The 22-year veteran of the Waupun Police is suspected of breaking into a restaurant in Green Lake just after midnight on Monday.

Authorities say he went on to steal two vehicles in the ensuing days.

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UPDATE: Wed 2:25 PM, Aug 07, 2013

SIREN, Wis. (AP) -- A police lieutenant who remains jailed in Burnett County is accused of committing crimes several hundred miles away.

Waupun Police Lt. Bradley Young is accused of burglarizing a restaurant in Green Lake, stealing two vehicles and leading police on a chase before he was arrested by SWAT officers from four counties Tuesday evening.

Waupun Deputy Police Chief Scott Louden planned to meeting with agents from the state Criminal Bureau of Investigation Wednesday on Young's case. Young has been placed on administrative leave by Waupun police pending the outcome of the case against him.

State Department of Justice spokeswoman Dane Brueck says the investigation into Young's actions is ongoing. Louden says state investigators will also look into whether Young can be tied to any other burglaries in the Green Lake County area.
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UPDATE: Tue 8:24 PM, Aug 06, 2013

The Barron County Sheriff's Office says a Waupun police officer suspected of committing a burglary and stealing two vehicles has been arrested.

A statement from Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says Lt. Bradley J. Young was arrested without incident in Burnett County of northwestern Wisconsin and is being held in the Burnett County Jail.

WEAU-TV quotes Fitzgerald as saying Young surrendered after a SWAT team surrounded him at a residence 10 miles west of Spooner.

The sheriff's statement gives few details, but says Young was arrested with the help of the Washburn, Barron, Burnett and Douglas County SWAT teams, along with help from the Wisconsin State Patrol, Division of Criminal Investigation and Department of Natural Resources.

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UPDATE: Tue 1:23 PM, Aug 06, 2013

Barron County sheriff's officials say a police officer wanted for burglarizing a Green Lake restaurant has apparently stolen a second vehicle.

Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says Waupun Officer Brad Young may have taken a 1996 white 4-door Nissan Maxima from a farm near Rice Lake. The sheriff's department issued a statewide alert for the vehicle with the license plate 480-HGK.

Fitzgerald says Young led deputies on a car chase Monday evening and fled on foot into some woods near Rice Lake. Homes in the area were temporarily evacuated.

The Green Lake County Sheriff's Department says the 43-year-old officer, dressed in camouflage, broke into Walkers Kollerville Restaurant in Green Lake about 1 a.m. Monday. A deputy chased the suspect and lost him in a cornfield. A pickup truck was stolen from a nearby residence about two hours later.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Tue 7:08 AM, Aug 06, 2013
The search continues in northwestern Wisconsin for a police officer wanted on criminal charges.

Barron County sheriff's officials say Brad Young led deputies on a car chase Monday evening and fled into some woods near Rice Lake on foot. Deputies, local police officers and SWAT team members searched into the night for the 43-year-old fugitive officer who's wanted for burglary and for stealing a pickup truck.

Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald tells WEAU-TV homes within one-square mile were temporarily evacuated while the manhunt continued. The sheriff's department says the officer remained at large Tuesday morning. Young is listed as a lieutenant on the Waupun Police Department's website.


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