WAUPUN (AP) - A Waupun police officer accused of burglary, stealing two vehicles and leading other officers on a high-speed chase has submitted his resignation.
The Waupun Police and Fire Commission was expected to accept Lt. Bradley Young's resignation on Thursday. Waupun Police Department Deputy Chief Scott Louden told The Reporter Media that Young handed it in last week.
"This helps clear the way for us in filling (Young's) position," Louden said. "The Common Council will be asked to not only fill the lieutenant's position in the interim but also to backfill any officer's position that becomes vacant from that promotion."
Young, 43, has been in the Burnett County Jail since his Aug. 6 arrest at a cabin outside Spooner. He had been the subject of a manhunt that spanned three counties. Barron County District Attorney Angela Beranek said previously that when Young realized he was surrounded, he called 911 and surrendered.
He faces multiple charges in Green Lake and Barron counties, and charges are pending in Burnett County.
Young has admitted breaking into grocery stores in Berlin, Markesan and Waupun, according to Louden and court documents. A Green Lake County criminal complaint also names him as a suspect in a restaurant burglary in the Town of Green Lake.
The officer took a pickup on Aug. 5 and led a sheriff's deputy on a high-speed chase when the vehicle was spotted, according to a Barron County complaint. The next day, he took a car, it said. He was arrested that evening.
Young, who has been with the police department for 22 years, has been placed on administrative leave.
Louden told The Reporter Media the state Department of Investigation is looking into additional charges.
"We're not sure if DCI will be consolidating all the charges into one jurisdiction or not," he said. "That's totally out of our hands."
Louden and Beranek told The Associated Press previously that Young's motivation remains unclear. Louden has said there was no indication of trouble with the officer before the events earlier this month.
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