Two men are in custody after an apparent armed robbery attempt that occurred at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, on N. 12th St., in Clintonville.
A Clintonville police officer was on patrol when he was flagged down by a resident on N. 12th St. the resident reported someone had just pointed a loaded weapon at him in an attempted robbery.
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 deputy located and stopped the suspect vehicle on U.S. Highway 45 at Outagamie County Road TT.
The suspects were taken into custody and transported to the New London Police Department.
Clintonville officers then transported the suspects back to Clintonville, where they 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.