Authorities investigate driver whose vehicle struck fuel pump in Crivitz, Wisconsin

MARINETTE COUNTY — Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Suave reports that at on Tuesday at 11:36 a.m. Marinette County Dispatch received a call that a vehicle struck a fuel pump at the Shell gas station in the village of Crivitz, Wisconsin. The vehicle fled the scene northbound.

A description of the vehicle was given and the plate number confirmed this Black Mercury was stolen earlier in the day in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Dispatch then received a call that the same vehicle and male subject, who was alone, pumped $61.00 of gasoline at the Krist Oil in Wausaukee, Wisconsin, and fled northbound without paying for the gasoline. A southbound Sheriff’s deputy spotted the suspect vehicle northbound in the town of Beecher. The deputy turned around and attempted to stop the vehicle.

The suspect vehicle fled at a high speed. The deputy pursued the vehicle north to Pembine, Wisconsin, then west on Highway 8. At County Road U in the town of Dunbar, the vehicle went off the road and became stuck in the mud. The male subject fled on foot northbound into the woods.

Several other officers arrived in the area and began setting up a perimeter. The 66-year-old male, from De Pere, Wisconsin, was eventually spotted crossing at ATV trail and was arrested. The suspect was checked by Pembine Rescue Squad for facial scratches and lodged at the Marinette County Jail.

The incident remains under investigation by the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office and the Green Bay Police Department.