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A Town of Lincoln cabin was allegedly burglarized twice in as many days by the same suspect. The suspect led authorities on an 11-mile chase and eventually off road into a swamp, according to the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office.

Calvin Fish, 43, Fridley, Minn. has been identified as the suspect by the sheriff’s office after the chase on April 29.

A press release by Sheriff Tracy Finch stated a deputy was checking on a cabin was burglarized the day before. That deputy saw a pickup truck on the property.

“This was the same pickup that had been involved in the previous burglary at this cabin,” Finch said. “The suspect got into the pickup and fled the scene.”

This pursuit lasted for 11 miles until the tuck got stuck in a swampy area and the suspect fled the scene on foot.

A perimeter was established and for about four hours Burnett and Polk County K9 units searched the scene along with the Wisconsin State Patrol airplane.

Finch concluded, “The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance: Siren Police Department, Webster Police Department, Grantsburg Police Department, St. Croix Tribal Police Department, Frederic Police Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin State Patrol and North Ambulance.”