Heroin Recovered and Names Released in High Speed Chase of Stolen Vehicle

Monday, December 4, 2017 | SawyerWire |

L/R: Casey McKnight; Davine Wade; Michael Coupe Jr.

The Sawyer County Sheriff's Department has issued a press release in regards to a high-speed chase SawyerWire.com reported on yesterday in the Northwoods Beach area that resulted in three arrests, recovery of 18 grams of heroin and a stolen vehicle. 

Press Release -- On 12/03/17 at about 3:55 a.m. a Sawyer County Deputy observed a red pickup truck travelling northbound on County Hwy K near County Highway E in the Town of Bass Lake in Sawyer County. The Deputy observed that the pickup had no front or rear license plates. The Deputy noted that a sliver colored car was following the pickup and appeared to be travelling with the pickup. After the Deputy activated his patrol car's emergency lights and siren to initiate a traffic stop of the pickup, the pickup accelerated at a high rate of speed and began to fleet from the Deputy.

The Deputy followed the pickup on County Hwy K at speeds from 70 to 95 mph. The pickup proceeded to the intersection of County Hwy K and County Hwy KK, where the pickup came to a stop on County Hwy KIC An adult male passenger in the pickup and a child then exited the passenger side of the pickup and ran to the side of the road. The operator of the pickup then drove away from the location on County Hwy KK towards a dead end, while the Deputy remained with the adult male and small male child. The adult male, subsequently identified as Michael P. Coupe Jr. age 26, was taken into custody on an active felony arrest warrant and possession of heroin. Approximately 18 grams of heroin were recovered from Mr. Coupe Jr. The child was turned over to the custody of an adult relative. The identity of the male child is not being released.

A few minutes later, the Deputy observed the same silver car proceeding on County Hwy KK approaching the Deputy's location. The silver car then ran over spike strips that had been deployed on the road by the Deputy

in the event the pickup proceeded back from the dead end of Hwy KK. The silver car ran over the spike strips and continued onto County Hwy K. The silver car was subsequently located by other Sawyer County Deputies on County Hwy K, approximately one mile from Hwy KK. The driver of the silver car, identified as Casey L. McKnight age 22, was subsequently arrested for Operating after Revocation and Obstructing an Officer.

An adult female was located hiding in the trunk of the silver car. The female was identified as Davine M, Wade, age 19. Ms. Wade was taken into custody on an active arrest warrant. The stolen red pickup was subsequently recovered in the driveway of a residence on County Hwy KK. A check of the pickup's vehicle identification number (VIN) revealed that the pickup was stolen from the Minneapolis, MN area.

Assisting the Sawyer County Sheriffs Office were the City of Hayward Police Department, the Washburn County Sheriff's Office K-9 Team and the Spooner Police Department K 9 Team. This incident remains under investigation.

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High-Speed Chase Results in 3 Arrests, Narcotics Seizure and Recovery of Stolen Vehicle

Sunday, December 3, 2017 | SawyerWire

A high-speed chase occurred in Sawyer County with speeds up to 80 mph on County Highway K through Northwoods Beach early this morning, Sunday, December 3, 2017, resulting in at least three arrests.

A Sawyer County Deputy attempted to pull over a red 2006 GMC truck which allegedly fled westbound on Hwy K.

During the pursuit, the truck stopped long enough for a male passenger, and a child to exit the vehicle. The male subject was taken into custody. The status of the child is unknown to SawyerWire.com at this time.

For a short time, the red GMC truck eluded deputies but was later found abandoned at a residence in Sawyer County. A foot search of the area was conducted with support from Washburn County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit.

The truck was reported stolen from a Holiday Gas Station and apparently is registered to a Minnesota resident.

At this time, the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department hasn’t confirmed whether the driver of the truck remains at-large.

At the same time of the high-speed pursuit, deputies began looking for another vehicle, a gray Chrysler 300, which was following the red truck at the time of the initial pursuit.

Deputies ultimately apprehended the gray Chrysler and took the second subject into custody.

During the search of the gray Chrysler 300, a third subject, believed to be female, was allegedly found in the trunk and was also taken into custody.

A large quantity of narcotics are also believed to have been recovered during this incident.

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