Two men arrested after fleeing police

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EAU CLAIRE, WIS (WEAU)--Two men are arrested after running from police in Eau Claire. Officers say the 3500 block of Fairfax street was closed down for 45 minutes Sunday evening.

Police say around 5:40 Sunday, Jacob Berg, 26 and Jedidah Pinley, 31 were arrested. Officers responded to reports of a man with a gun making threats. The suspects left the area and an officer tried to pull them over. Instead officers say Berg and Pinley left on foot. Pinley was arrested after a short chase. Berg was arrested from an apartment where he surrendered without incident. After searching the car, officers found a replica handgun. Charges are expected to be filed for both.


PRESS RELEASE ECPD--On September 29, 2013 at 5:42 p.m. multiple officers responded to the 2600 block of Mall Drive reference a man with a gun making threats. The suspect left the area in a vehicle that was later seen by an officer operating in the 3500 block of Fairfax Street. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the back parking lot of 3513 Fairfax Street. The operator and passenger fled on foot from the vehicle.

Passenger, Jedidiah M. Pinley 10-27-1981, was taken into custody by an Eau Claire Police Officer after a short foot pursuit. The operator was seen running into the 3513 Fairfax Street apartment complex. A perimeter was established and the 3500 Block of Fairfax Street was closed down for approximately 45 minutes. The Eau Claire Police Department later received information that the operator, Jacob A. Berg 05/21/1987, fled into an acquaintances apartment where he was eventually taken into custody without incident.

Upon search of the vehicle and scene, a replica handgun was located. All persons involved in this incident were arrested.
Suspects arrested in this case are listed on following page.

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