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Chippewa Falls Police take man into custody after chase Monday

The 27-year-old man stole a bicycle after his vehicle was stopped and fled police Monday afternoon.
A man was taken into custody after fleeing police in a stolen vehicle investigation Monday in...
A man was taken into custody after fleeing police in a stolen vehicle investigation Monday in Chippewa Falls, Wis.(Chippewa Falls Police Department)
Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 3:31 PM CDT
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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) - Chippewa Falls Police arrested a suspect in a stolen vehicle case Monday afternoon following a chase.

27-year-old Ryan Szydel of Wausau was arrested by the Chippewa Falls Police Department Monday after fleeing from law enforcement in an allegedly stolen vehicle, on a bicycle, and on foot.

According to a release, at 11:52 a.m., Chippewa Falls Police Department officers learned that the Lake Hallie Police Department was pursuing a man in a suspected stolen vehicle out of Clark County on Highway 53. As the driver exited Highway 53 and headed towards Chippewa Falls on West River Street, Chippewa Falls Police used spike strips to disable the vehicle. The suspect fled the vehicle at Wagner Street. During the search for the man, officers received tips about a man running through back yards and alleys matching the description of the suspect. Chippewa Falls Police posted on Facebook looking for help locating the suspect.

The Lake Hallie Police Department said in a release that they received a call about a white Chrysler 300 driving erratically on westbound Highway 29 at about 11:55 a.m. An officer with the Lake Hallie Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but they headed north on Highway 53 towards Chippewa Falls, where police there were able to disable the vehicle.

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Szydel was arrested on an active Wisconsin Department of Corrections warrant for violating his probation. A search of the vehicle found a suspected meth pipe.

Szydel is being held at the Chippewa County Jail for violating probation and is being recommended for charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and fleeing an officer by the Lake Hallie Police Department, stealing a bicycle and felony bail jumping by the Chippewa Falls Police Department, and theft of a motor vehicle by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

The man stole a bicycle at one point before being found on foot and then taken into custody. The man received medical treatment due to the excessive heat before being taken to jail.

The Chippewa Falls and Lake Hallie police departments were assisted by the Chippewa Falls Sheriff’s Office in the pursuit and arrest.

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Chippewa Falls Police said there is no danger to the public.

The stolen bicycle was returned to its owner.

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