Waupun Man Convicted Of Injuring Police Officer

9/20/17 – A Waupun man was convicted yesterday of injuring a Beaver Dam police officer during a foot chase. Bradley Buechel entered an Alford Plea to a felony count of Resisting an Officer causing Substantial Bodily Harm. As part of an Alford Plea, the defendant refuses to admit guilt but agrees there is enough evidence to convict. Charges of felony Possession of Narcotic Drugs and Possession of Cocaine along with misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia were dismissed but read into the record. Three Beaver Dam officers were doing extra patrol in the Lakecrest Drive area in May when three people ran from one of the apartments. An officer tried to stop Buechel, was able to catch up with him and tackled him. The 33-year-old resisted arrest and the officer was injured in the scuffle. Another officer assisted and they were eventually able to hold Buechel down. Buechel’s wallet was found in a grassy area and drugs were found inside. Buechel admitted to possessing heroin and crack but did not know how much he had with him. A sentencing hearing is on the calendar in December.