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Wanted semi-truck thief found, arrested in Shawano Co.

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SHAWANO COUNTY (WAOW) - A man accused of stealing two semi-trucks in Shawano County and crashing one into a patrol car following a high speed chase has been arrested, according to the Shawano County Sheriff's Office.


Calvin Ossmann, 26, was able to escape the scene of the crash earlier this month on foot.

Officials say on Thursday, they received a tip that Ossmann was riding a bicycle and entered a farm in Richmond.

They say officials found Ossmann inside a barn and were able to arrest him without incident.

Ossmann is accused of stealing two semi-trucks several days apart in Shawano County, one on August 1 and the other August 2.

On August 3, officials say they spotted the semi-truck Ossmann stole. Police chased Ossmann as he drove the truck through stop signs at a high rate of speed.

The chase ended in a cornfield in the Town of Belle Plaine.

While police tried to confront him, Ossmann put the truck in reverse and hit a Shawano County sheriff's squad car.

Police say Ossmann's truck then hit a tree, and he escaped on foot.

Ossmann was transported to the Shawano County Jail.

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