Beaver Dam Police Sergeant Recounts Pursuit Of Thirsty Beaver Break-In Suspect

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam Police Sergeant Erik Smedema recounted the pursuit and eventual arrest of a suspect who broke-into a local tavern on WBEV’s Community Comment. On September 4, police were dispatched to Thirsty Beaver around 5:30am after an alarm was tripped. When officers arrived, they located a suspicious male wearing a mask in the immediate area outside the bar. The suspect allegedly took off on foot, ignoring repeated commands from law enforcement to stop. Smedema says the man ducked into a nearby tree-line. He says there was very thick brush and authorities attempted to use their thermal vision but to no avail. A perimeter was established and police decided waiting on the rising sun to use to their advantage. Shortly after the suspect disappeared into the brush Smedema radioed for a K9-Unit. No K9-Unites were on duty at the Beaver Dam Police Department so K9 Boomer was sent over from Waupun. Smedema says Boomer is not to be trifled with. Once the dog reached the tree-line the suspect gave himself up and was taken into custody without incident. Smedema says no officers were injured during the chase. Momodou Jammeh of Madison was charged with felony Burglary, Possession of Burglary Tools and Bail Jumping as well as a misdemeanor Obstruction. If convicted, the 20-year-old is facing over 28 years in prison. Jammeh will be arraigned next month.