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Fleeing burglar found in window well, police say

Published On: Jun 10 2014 12:54:52 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 10 2014 12:55:56 PM CDT
Epifanio Perez

Epifanio Perez

MIDDLETON, Wis. -

A Middleton man is suspected of burglarizing his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and causing a crash while fleeing police, according to a release from Middleton police.

Officers were called to the residence in the 7400 block of Century Avenue Saturday afternoon by a woman who said someone was taking items from her home without permission. She told police her ex-boyfriend forced himself into the apartment and stole numerous items.

Police said as officers arrived, Epifanio Perez, 34, fled in a vehicle striking a parked car as he drove away. Minutes later dispatchers got calls about a two-vehicle crash on Century Avenue at Park Street with one of the drivers running away.

Perez was found hiding in a window well at a home in the 6900 block of Prairie Drive, police said. Officers said they used a Taser to subdue Perez when he advanced on them with a 2-3 foot stick and failed to follow their orders.

Investigators found Perez had removed $2,800 in personal property from the apartment.

Perez was arrested on suspicion of second-offense operating while intoxicated, operating after revocation, two counts of hit and run, failure to report a crash to police, improper right turn, burglary, disorderly conduct and resisting officers.

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