Police arrest suspect, chase caused school lockdowns

Police arrest suspect, chase caused school lockdowns
Posted at 11:02 AM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 13:54:32-04

UPDATE: Police release statement on today's incident.

On September 20, 2018, at approximately 10:38 AM, officers from the Appleton Police Department attempted to make contact with an individual related to an on-going criminal investigation and probation warrant. The subject fled from the officers in a car.

As he fled, his vehicle struck vehicles at the intersection of Southwood Drive and Valley Road. He fled from the car on foot. He was considered to be armed and dangerous. He was also wanted by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

Appleton Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, and Outagamie County Sheriff Department personnel set-up a perimeter between Wilson St., Memorial Dr., Seymour St. and Oneida St. Appleton Police K-9 units and the APD Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) were utilized to search for the subject within the perimeter.

Due to the nature of the call and the proximity to schools, a lockdown of the schools in the area was requested. Social media posts were made to residents and businesses near the perimeter, advising them of the situation. Some streets in the area were closed to vehicle traffic.

A 27 year old male was safely taken into custody in the 100 block of W. Calumet St. at 11:36 a.m.

The lockdown of the schools was lifted. Social media posts were issued advising the public the situation was safely resolved.

The Appleton Police Department is grateful for the assistance provided by the public and neighboring law enforcement agencies related to this incident.


UPDATE: Subject is in custody. Stephen Elementary School says lockdown was lifted at 11:36 a.m.



UPDATE: Police have released new information on a search for a suspect that caused schools to go into lockdown. 




Stephen Foster Elementary is on lockdown. The school says: "All students and staff are safe, but they are currently under a precautionary lockdown that began at 10:38 a.m. due to a disturbance in the surrounding neighborhood."

Appleton Police say officers are trying to apprehend a subject. Police also say Foster and Riverview Lutheran Schools are currently on lock down.