Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Boomer helped track down a suspect who fled from police during a pursuit that led to a crash in Pleasant Prairie Tuesday, police said.
The Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin Police Department responded around 12:50 p.m. Tuesday to a suspicious person call at a business in the 9800 block of 76th Street.
The person had allegedly been at the business on prior occasions attempting to use fake identification, police said.
Officers were directed upon arrival to an occupied vehicle in the parking lot.
Officers approaching the vehicle noticed the odor of marijuana coming from it, according to Pleasant Prairie police. The vehicle then left the parking lot.
Officers attempted to stop the vehicle as it fled eastbound on Prairie Ridge Boulevard and then southbound on Highway H.
The vehicle continued southbound on Highway H at speeds reaching 100 mph, police said.
Officers terminated the pursuit to numerous factors, including the “recklessness manner” the fleeing vehicle was being operated and the amount of traffic on the road.
Moments later, the fleeing vehicle left the roadway in the 12200 block of Highway H and struck a utility pole. Both the driver and a male passenger fled on foot.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Canine Boomer and his handler Deputy Brian Kilpatrick were called to assist in the search.
Boomer was deployed and started to track the subjects into a swamp near the Illinois and Wisconsin state line.
Boomer made his way through the swamp and located the passenger of the vehicle, a 24-year-old Chicago man.
The man surrendered upon seeing Boomer, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.
Officers remained on the scene searching for the second subject utilizing drones from the Pleasant Prairie Police Department and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office, along with canine Boomer.
Officers were unable to locate the second subject.