Two men are in custody after an apparent armed robbery attempt that occurred at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, on North 12th Street, in Clintonville.
A Clintonville police officer – on patrol – was flagged down by a resident on North 12th Street, who reported he had just had a loaded weapon pointed at him in an alleged robbery attempt.
A short time later, police were also called out on a report of a handgun lying in the street near the area where the alleged attempted robbery occurred.
With additional information from witnesses, a loaded .45 caliber, semi-automatic handgun was recovered and secured by police officers.
Information about the two male suspects and their vehicle was obtained and broadcast to area law enforcement agencies.
At about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, an Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department deputy located and stopped the suspect vehicle on U.S. Highway 45 at County Highway TT, in Outagamie County.
The suspects were taken into custody and transported to the New London Police Department.
Clintonville officers then transported the suspects back to Clintonville, where the suspects were interviewed and later transported to the Waupaca County jail, pending charges.
The suspects, both male and 20 years of age, are from Fond du Lac.
One of the two suspects is being held on a probation violation.
The second individual, who was unable to post bond, will be arraigned in Waupaca County Circuit Court.
One of the subjects has been referred for charges of attempted armed robbery, endangering safety by use of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.
The second subject has been referred for charges of possession of a switchblade knife, carrying a concealed weapon and endangering safety by use of a firearm.
The names of both individuals are being withheld pending the filing of formal charges by the district attorney.