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Wausau man identified as suspect in Clark, Chippewa County pursuit

The suspect stole a bicycle after his vehicle was stopped and fled police Monday afternoon.
A man was taken into custody after fleeing police in a stolen vehicle investigation Monday in...
A man was taken into custody after fleeing police in a stolen vehicle investigation Monday in Chippewa Falls, Wis.(Chippewa Falls Police Department)
Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 3:48 PM CDT
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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WSAW) - A 27-year-old Wausau man has been identified as the suspect in a chase that involved multiple modes of travel.

Around noon on Monday, a Lake Hallie Police officer received a call about a white Chrysler 300 driving erratically on Hwy 29. The officer learned that the vehicle had been stolen from Clark County. The officer attempted to stop the car, but the vehicle failed to stop and increased its’ speed.

The vehicle traveled north on Hwy 53 into Chippewa Falls; exited eastbound onto County Highway X where Chippewa Falls PD officers were able to successfully deploy spike strips. The vehicle stopped on Wagner Street and County Highway X where the driver, identified as Ryan Szydel got out and began to run.

Szydel is accused of then stealing a bike and using it to get away. During the search, officers received tips about a man running through backyards and alleys. He was later arrested.

The man received medical treatment due to the excessive heat and was taken to the Chippewa County Jail for multiple offenses.

The stolen bicycle was returned to its owner.

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