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Two separate foot chases result in arrest

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Posted at 3:08 PM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 16:08:26-05

The Fox Crossing Police Department has arrested two individuals who tried to flee on foot this morning.

While the two cases do not appear to be related, the Fox Crossing Police Department included them together in a press release stating, "Two people found out that they were no match for the fleet feet of Fox Crossing officers this morning."

Police say the first incident occurred at 10:22 a.m. as officers were called to the Probation and Parole Office at 1348 American Drive for a report of an offender that "just took off."

As officers were enroute to help search for the offender, a resident in the 1300 block of Westwood Drive called to report that a man was had been in his garage.

Officers say they found the offender in his backyard and he was captured after a brief foot chase. 

Police say the offender is a 40-year-old man from Fox Crossing. 

He was held in the Winnebago County Jail on a probation hold and preliminary charges for trespassing and resisting arrest. 

The second incident took place at 12:41 p.m. when a resident  called police to report a suspicious person that was looking into the windows of homes in the 1400 block of George Street. 

An officer says as he was arriving in the area he saw the man and tried to speak to him.

The officer says the man took off running, but after a brief foot chase he was taken into custody.

Police say the man is a 24-year-old Mauston resident.

He was held at the Winnebago County Jail on a probation hold along with preliminary charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.