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Stolen car out of Prescott found in Washburn County

A stolen vehicle reported out of Prescott earlier this month was found Monday night in the town of Springbrook in Washburn County. 

In addition, the two suspects were from Hudson and River Falls, and one of them ended up arrested.   

According to The Spooner Advocate, at around 8 a.m., the Washburn County Sheriff's Office received a call of a suspicious vehicle located in the driveway of a residence. The owner of the property indicated that the vehicle had run out of gas and wanted to ensure that the vehicle had been removed from his property.

Upon arrival, a Washburn County Deputy Sheriff made contact with one male and one female occupant of the disabled vehicle. After receiving conflicting statments from the two, the sheriff's deputy attempted to arrest the male, Scott R. Ziegler, River Falls. Ziegler resisted and even briefly escaped into a wooded area. He was eventually apprehended thanks to K-9 units from the Washburn County Sheriff's Office and the Rice Lake Police Department.

The female, Lindsey Elizabeth Porter, escaped and remains at large. The Advocate listed Porter as 5'6'' tall, weighing approximately 130 pounds, with black hair, blue eyes, wearing jeans and a black shirt underneath a black jacket. She is not considered a physical danger to the public; however, she is known for a history of property crimes as well as drug offenses.

If anyone observes Porter, they are asked to dial 911 or the Washburn County Sheriff's Office at (715) 468-4720. 

Prescott Police Sergeant Rob Funk said the stolen vehicle, a white 2011 Nissan Versa, was reported stolen by Ann Hawkins, who lives on Court Street, on August 8. He added the vehicle has been successfully recovered and according to Washburn authorities, there appears to be no apparent damage.

Prescott Police Chief Mike R. Bondarenko said criminal charges will likely be filed against the pair, once Porter is found. 

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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