Beaver Dam Man Accused Of Fleeing Police, Ditching Machete

10/27/17 – A Beaver Dam man is accused of running from Beaver Dam police. Joseph Cabreda is facing one felony count of Fleeing as well as a misdemeanor charge of Resisting an Officer and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Beaver Dam police officers were dispatched to BP gas station on 1112 Madison Street Thursday night after the burglar alarm was set off. While viewing surveillance video, officers spotted a black four door vehicle that caused property damage. Shortly after, police spotted the vehicle parked on the 100 block of North Spring Street and when they engaged their lights the suspect took off. During the pursuit, Cabreda reportedly dumped some liquid and a metal machete out of the driver’s side window. The chase ended when the 31-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 Cabreda. Police then searched his vehicle which allegedly turned up a smoking pipe. If convicted, Cabreda faces over four years in prison. Cash bond was set at $500 dollars Friday and a preliminary hearing is set for November 9.