Saturday arrest involved suspect wanted on misdemeanor charges

UW-Green Bay Police took a male suspect into custody at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 14) on campus, successfully concluding an episode that brought several city squad cars to campus.

The incident started at 5:23 a.m. at a city of Green Bay residence with allegations of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and damage to property made by the man’s former girlfriend. With information on the suspect and his vehicle, on three separate occasions Ashwaubenon and Green Bay police attempted to stop the man’s car to question him, but he fled. After pursuits in which the suspect increased his speed and drove erratically whenever squads drew near, those units called off the chases because the charges were misdemeanors, the suspect was known by law enforcement, and it was believed he could be safely apprehended later.

The suspect, a 47-year-old local resident with no apparent ties to the University, drove onto the UW-Green Bay campus during the late afternoon and was spotted by campus police. He departed campus property but returned later, eventually abandoning the car in the vicinity of the housing complex when it ran out of gas. The suspect vehicle was towed, and Green Bay Police squads joined UWGB Police in seeking the suspect when he then fled on foot. He was apprehended later without incident and found in possession of a small amount of marijuana. He was booked into the Brown County Jail on the disorderly and damage charges and felony fleeing an officer.

No Campus Notification was issued — During Saturday’s incident, UW-Green Bay Public Safety officials made the determination not to issue an all-campus alert. At no time was it believed the campus community was in danger, based on officers’ knowledge of the suspect, likely misdemeanor charges and the fact other jurisdictions had suspended their pursuits. Anyone with questions about Campus Notifications is invited to visit the webpage and to sign up for GB Alert.

Brown County Bomb Squad to hold training here — UW-Green Bay Public Safety advises members of the campus community that if they see the Brown County Bomb Squad on campus this afternoon (Monday, Nov. 16), the visit is for training purposes only. The team will take advantage of the Weidner Center’s need to dispose of a relatively small amount of old, unused pyrotechnic material by using the call as a training exercise.


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