DATE OF RELEASE: October 5, 2022
INCIDENT #: D22-01664
SUBJECT: Vehicle Pursuit – Theft Suspects
AUTHORIZED BY: Sheriff Kevin Bygd
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On October 5, 2022, at approximately 3:41 AM, the Menomonie Police Department (MPD) was dispatched to a report of a theft in progress on Stout Street in the City of Menomonie. MPD officers relayed a description of the suspect vehicle to Dunn County Sheriffs’ deputies and a deputy attempted to stop the vehicle as it was fleeing southbound out of the City of Menomonie on State Highway 25 in the Township of Menomonie.
A vehicle pursuit began reaching speeds in excess of 125 MPH. The pursuit was terminated briefly near the Pepin County line when deputies lost sight of the suspect vehicle. The Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP) located the suspect vehicle again a short time later on Highway 128 near the Pierce & St. Croix County Line. A WSP Trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, but it fled again. The vehicle crashed near the intersection of State Highway 128 near I-94. There were no injuries sustained and the only property damage was that of the suspect’s vehicle and a traffic sign. Two subjects were apprehended at that time by WSP and St. Croix County Sheriffs’ Deputies.
The suspects arrested in this case were identified as:
- Chue Neng Xiong, 49-year-old male from Saint Paul, MN
- Neng Yang, 45-year-old male from Owatonna, MN
Criminal charges are expected for both subjects including Theft of Major Vehicle Parts, Possession of Burglarious Tools, Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of Methamphetamine, Flee/Elude Officer, and several traffic charges.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office at (715)-232-1348 or 1-800-459-2939. Anonymous tips can also be submitted at 1-855-TIP-DUNN.
Assisting with the incident was the Menomonie Police Department, Pepin County Sheriff’s Office, Saint Croix County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wisconsin State Patrol.
Sheriff Kevin Bygd