Merrill Man Accused Of Running From Beaver Dam Police In Stolen Car

(Beaver Dam) A Merrill man charged with running from Beaver Dam police in a stolen vehicle is heading to trial. Noah Rossio waived his right to a preliminary hearing yesterday on a felony count of Fleeing and a misdemeanor charge of Obstruction. A theft was reported at a North Spring Street gas station late on May 22nd and the suspect drove away. An hour later, the suspect vehicle was spotted by police on North Center Street and accelerated away. According to the criminal complaint, the vehicle blew through several stop signs and as it exited the city at over 80-miles-per-hour. The vehicle was pursued by multiple squad cars and avoided a number of tire deflation devices. When the suspect entered Juneau, he lost control while attempting a left hand turn, struck two parked vehicles and a front porch before coming to rest in the front lawn of a residence on North Main Street. Officers deployed a K9 who was able to bite the ankle of the suspect, identified as Rossio, as he attempted to jump over a fence. Rossio allegedly tried to push and kick the K9 and refused to comply with commands by police. The K9 eventually released his grip and Rossio was taken into custody. The vehicle Rossio was driving was reportedly listed as stolen by the Grand Chute Police Department. If convicted, the 18-year-old faces over four years in prison. An arraignment hearing is scheduled for July 1st.