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Wayward Wisconsin cop charged with multiple burglary, manhunt counts

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Prosecutors have accused a Wisconsin police officer of going on a burglary spree, stealing two vehicles and leading officers on a high-speed pursuit.

Barron and Green Lake counties filed a host of charges against Waupun Police Lt. Bradley Young on Friday, including three counts of felony burglary, possession of burglary tools and two counts of car theft, the Associated Press reports.

As Fox 9 reported from Siren, Wis., last week, Young is accused of burglarizing a restaurant, stealing two vehicles and leading police on a manhunt across the state.

Young was taken into custody last week with the help of Washburn, Barron, Burnett and Douglas County SWAT teams and the Wisconsin State Patrol and Department of Natural Resources. No one was injured during the apprehension.

The Star Tribune details a litany of "Fargo"-esque break-ins, including that Young told an investigator he broke into a Berlin, Wis.,.grocery store in June and stole $1,000. Employees told police someone had used an axe or other tool to crack the store's safe.

Young, 43, also told the agent he broke into a Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Markeson last month but couldn't get anything out of the safe. Surveillance video from the store showed someone striking the safe multiple times with a splitting maul, an axe-like tool often used for splitting wood.

According to the Strib, Young is set to be arraigned on the Barron County charges on Sept. 18.

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