JUNEAU — A 31-year-old Beaver Dam man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of vandalizing a cappuccino machine last fall at a Beaver Dam Kwik Trip, then led authorities on a chase at 15 mph.
Joseph Cabreda is charged with a felony count of attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer and misdemeanor counts of obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. If found guilty, he could face up to four years and four months in prison and a $20,500 fine.
According to the criminal complaint, police pursued Cabreda about 150 yards, on Oct 26 at 11:35 p.m. after they noticed his vehicle was the same one wanted from a few incidents at gas stations on Madison Street in Beaver Dam.
At 11 p.m., a man fitting Cabreda’s description was seen at BP Gas Station, 1112 Madison St., on security footage after a burglar alarm went off there. He was driving black four-door car, which had caused damage to the property and then left the scene. At 11:25 p.m. at Kwik Trip, 2006 N. Spring St., employees reported that a suspect matching Cabreda’s description had damaged a cappuccino machine in the store before leaving in a black four-door car.
Beaver Dam police found Cabreda’s vehicle, a 2008 Subaru Legacy, near the intersection of Front and Spring Streets. Cabreda led the officers on a pursuit that went about 15 mph. During the pursuit, Cabreda allegedly tossed a plastic cup and metal machete out of his window.
Cabreda drove around the downtown Beaver Dam area before pulling into the parking lot of the Beaver Dam Police Station, 123 Park Ave., and exited his car while walking toward police and saying, “You’re going to have to shoot me.”
He was tased after not responding to the officers’ requests to get on the ground.
A pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine was found in the car he had been driving.
A telephone scheduling conference is scheduled for June 19.