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UPDATE: Police chase ends in Lafayette County

David Colombo

David Colombo

UPDATED December 15, 2013 --- 6:14 a.m.

A 60-mile police chase ended Saturday morning in Lafayette County with an arrest.

David Colombo, 43, of Loves Park, Ill., was taken into custody for knowing fleeing a traffic officer.

Police said the chase began in Verona and ended in Lafayette County.

According to the Verona Police Department, officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the city at 2:48 a.m. Saturday on suspicion of multiple traffic violations.The vehicle was suspected of being involved in recent thefts.

Colombo did not stop the vehicle and led officers on a pursuit across the four counties that lasted more than an hour, police said.

Law enforcement in Lafayette County deployed road spikes to stop the vehicle. The vehicle eventually stopped on Highway 11 in Lafayette County where Colombo ran out of the vehicle and fled officers on foot, according to the release.

Colombo was taken into custody in a nearby field.

The investigation into the thefts continues.

The Verona Police Department was assisted by the Mt. Horeb Police Department K-9 unit, Argyle police , Blanchardville police and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office.


Posted Saturday, December 14, 2013 --- 5:05 a.m.

A police chase ended Saturday morning in Lafayette County with an arrest.

According to Dane County Communications, a 911 call came in around 10:04 p.m. in the town of Verona. At this time NBC 15 does not know the reason for the 911 call.

However, we do know that later in the night a police chase started on Highway 78. The car was heading towards the Illinois State line and reportedly was on its rims.

The chase ended in Lafayette County with one arrest.

No other information is available at this time.

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