A 24-year-old man suspected of stealing from multiple Walmarts who fled from police at more than 100 mph along the Beltline was arrested early Thursday after a K-9 helped officers find him and his passenger hiding in a dog kennel, Monona police said.
Officers arrested Grant Kamien, of Baraboo. His 23-year-old passenger, Tezrha Krueger, of Baraboo, was given a citation for resisting arrest and released.
Kamien had previously escaped from custody in Sauk County, police said.
According to police:
A Monona officer had initially seen a Buick driving suspiciously in the underground parking lot of the Monona Walmart around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. The car pulled into a nearby gas station, then drove west on the Beltline after the driver and passenger spotted police.
When the officer followed and turned on police lights to pull the car over, it sped away. The officer stopped the high-speed pursuit near Seminole Highway.
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Soon after, town of Madison police found the vehicle abandoned near Seminole Highway and Doncaster Drive, and officers started a search with Monona K-9, Miya.
Miya helped police find Kamien and Krueger, who were hiding a few blocks away in a dog kennel in the backyard of a nearby house.
Kamien was arrested on tentative charges of felony eluding, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, escape, several traffic violations and an alleged probation violation. He was taken to the Dane County Jail.
He is a suspect in multiple thefts from Walmarts in Monona, Madison and Janesville.
A Baraboo man is a suspect in multiple thefts from Walmarts in Monona, Madison and Janesville.