On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at approximately 2:23a.m., a Lake Hallie Police Officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle on the shoulder of the roadway with the driver slumped over to the side near the intersection of 46th Avenue and 133rd Street in the Village of Lake Hallie.
Officers contacted the driver, later identified as 52 year old Bernard Robertson from Cadott, who provided false identifying information to them. While attempting to detain Robertson, he began to fight with Officers then fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit, Officers apprehended Robertson and located a pocketknife concealed in his pants pocket. A search of his vehicle revealed a black ski mask, a black stocking cap and a pair of black winter gloves along with multiple cutting tools and a freshly cut exhaust pipe.
Robertson was arrested for two counts of resisting/obstructing officers, felony bail jumping, carrying a concealed knife and possession of burglary tools along with various traffic violations. Robertson was transported to the Chippewa County Jail.