Man accused of breaking into Beaver Dam tavern, jumping into nearby lake, police say

Man accused of breaking into Beaver Dam tavern, jumping into nearby lake, police say

A masked man ran away from officers and jumped into a lake following a burglary at a tavern in Beaver Dam, police said.

Officers with the Beaver Dam Police Department were dispatched to the Thirsty Beaver Tavern on Madison Street early Wednesday morning after an alarm was triggered.

Officers arrived to find a masked man outside the tavern, according to a release by the Baraboo Police Department.

The man ran away and entered Beaver Dam Lake, police said.

Officers set up a perimeter and brought in a K-9 unit to help with their search for the suspect. Police said the K-9 team helped them locate the suspect in the area south of the 500 block of Madison Street.

Baraboo police said the suspect was a 20-year-old man from Madison.

He is in custody at the Dodge County Jail and will be charged with obstructing an officer, bail jumping.

Charges relating to the burglary are also pending.

The man also had five outstanding warrants from Dane County, police said.

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