4/25/21 Rothschild, WI – Man Rummaging Through Vehicle Call – Man Jumps Into Squad Car – Police Chase – Totaled Police Car In Wausau

April 25, 2021


A stolen police squad car is destroyed and several Rothschild residents have property damage after an incident in the Village early Sunday morning.

Police told WAOW TV that the incident started with a report of suspicious activity in the area of Lawrence Avenue where they found a person rummaging through a vehicle at around 4:45 AM.

As police were trying to take the suspect into custody, he was able to get into a squad car and took off. Several departments were then called in to help with the incident.

The chase ended just before 7:30 AM in the area of Louis Street in Rothschild when they were finally able to arrest the suspect.

Authorities were also able to recover a stolen vehicle from Wausau in the incident as well.

The person involved has not been identified but is expected to have a court appearance on Monday.