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Fugitive arrested after 18 days, found hiding in a barn

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SHAWANO, Wis. (WSAU) -- A Shawano county fugitive has been caught, after 18 days on the run. 26-year-old Calvin Ossmann was wanted for several break-ins and thefts of property and vehicles. he eluded officers the weekend of August 5th and 6th by escaping on foot after backing a stolen semi truck into a squad car.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Andrew Thorpe says they received a tip at 6:18 p.m. Thursday that Ossmann was seen riding a bicycle, which entered a farm in the Town of Richmond. Deputies investigated, and found Ossmann hiding in a barn. They arrested him without incident.

Ossmann is now in the Shawano County Jail awaiting a court appearance for numerous charges including fleeing an officer, and operating motor vehicles without the owner’s consent.

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