Beaver Dam Man Arraigned For Running From Police

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man accused of running from police entered a not guilty plea at arraignment Wednesday. 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 a burglar alarm at the BP gas station on Madison Street in November. 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 slow-speed pursuit, Cabreda reportedly dumped some type of 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 him. Police then searched his vehicle which allegedly turned up a smoking pipe. If convicted, Cabreda faces over four years in prison.