Officer Pursuit, Foot Chase Ends in Arrest

Officer Pursuit, Foot Chase Ends in Arrest

There were drugs involved and an arrest made after an officer attempted a traffic stop.

On March 11, 2022, at approximately 12:26am, a Lake Hallie Police Officer was on patrol when he observed a black Toyota Avalon on County Highway OO and Hogarth Street, Lake Hallie with an expired registration. The officer activated his emergency lights and siren and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle did not stop, and the vehicle speed increased, and the vehicle eventually crashed in the 4400 block of White Avenue, Eau Claire.

The driver, identified as 41 year old Leigh Beebe, from Eau Claire, fled on foot, and was caught a short distance later. A search of Beebe’s person revealed suspected marijuana, multiple syringes, and oleoresin capsicum (OC spray). Officers learned that Beebe had active warrants for a Department of Corrections Probation Violation, Failure to Pay Child Support from Pierce County and is a convicted felon. A vehicle search revealed suspected marijuana smoking device and a large knife. Beebe was transported to Sacred Heart hospital for medical clearance. Beebe was then transported to the Chippewa County Jail.

In addition to the active warrants from Department of Corrections and Pierce County, Beebe was arrested for Felon Use of OC spray, Knowingly fleeing an officer, Possession of THC, Possession of Methamphetamine Paraphernalia, and carrying a concealed knife.

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