Middleton man arrested after firing flare gun and eluding police

MADISON (WKOW) — A Middleton man faces multiple charges after police say he threatened people with a flair gun and eluded officers several times in the past few days. 

Andrew M. Stoltz, 20, faces charges including disorderly conduct while armed, eluding, second-degree reckless endangering safety, disorderly conduct and bail jumping. UW-Madison Police and Shorewood Hills Police may also have additional charges.

Stoltz was first seen by witnesses about 11 p.m. on the Fourth of July armed with a flare gun and threatening people he knew during a confrontation on Camden Road.

Then Thursday night, a caller told police a driver fired some type of weapon out of a moving car around 8 p.m. causing other motorists to take evasive actions near the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and East Gorham. No one was hurt, and officers determined the likely suspect was Stoltz.

Several hours later, a Madison police officer saw the car Stoltz was driving burst through a chain-link fence in the 700 block of Regent Street.

The officer next saw the car hop a curb, go over a terrace and onto East Campus Mall.

The suspect was then spotted around 3 a.m. driving in the 700 block of State St. where pedestrians normally walk.

Police did not chase the car, and it ended up at a dead-end near the Center for Limnology, 680 N. Park St.



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