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Chippewa Falls man arrested after months-long search

Published: Aug. 15, 2021 at 5:28 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2021 at 10:45 PM CDT
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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -

UPDATE: After a number of months, a search for a wanted man is over.

Kane Berg was apprehended by the Chippewa Falls Police Department early Sunday evening.

The 35 year old wanted for multiple charges including:

• 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety

• Pointing a Firearm at Another Person

• Felon in Possession of Firearm

• Felony Bail Jumping x4

Berg also had numerous outstanding warrants for his arrest. He has escaped numerous arrest attempts in recent weeks, according to Police Chief Matt Kelm.

Berg was reported to law enforcement around 11AM Sunday for allegedly pointing a handgun at a women during a fight inside a house. The woman was able to flee safely.

CFPD and the Chippewa County Sheriff’s office created a perimeter around the home, barricading off part of Water Street and Warren Street in Chippewa Falls.

Those roads currently remain closed as the house Berg was found at caught fire as he was taken into custody.

Police believe Berg started the fire himself.

The CFPD and Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department were also assisted by the SWAT team.

Kelm is calling the operation a true team effort.

The Chippewa Falls Police Department has barricaded part of Water Street and Warren Street in Chippewa Falls.

These streets are closed between Beaver Street and Badger Street.

Officers with guns stand outside both sides of a house on Water Street.

Both the Chippewa Falls Police Department and the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office are on scene.

A deputy with the Sheriff’s Office said it’s an active situation.

The situation has been ongoing for more than an hour.

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