Probation Revoked For Man Who Ditched Machete During Chase

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man convicted of running from police, who received a reduced sentence in a plea deal, will now be serving time behind bars for violating probation. Joseph Cabreda was initially placed on probation for two years after he plead no contest to reduced misdemeanor charges of Resisting and Officer and Criminal Damage Property. Cabreda will now serve nine months in jail with work release privileges. Beaver Dam police officers were dispatched to a burglar alarm at the BP gas station on Madison Street in November of 2017. While viewing surveillance video, officers spotted a black, four-door vehicle that caused property damage. Shortly after, police spotted the vehicle parked on North Spring Street and when they engaged their lights the suspect took off. During the pursuit, Cabreda reportedly dumped some type of liquid and a metal machete out of the driver’s side window. The chase ended when the 32-year-old pulled into the Beaver Dam police station and exited with his hands up. Cabreda told officers that they would (quote) “have to shoot me.” After not complying with law enforcement, a Taser was used to subdue him. Police then searched his vehicle which turned up a smoking pipe.