A 17-year-old Green Lake male allegedly stole a county truck and struck a dump truck and a pursuing police squad car Tuesday afternoon.

   At around 1:11 p.m., the Green Lake County Sheriff received a report that the young, cognitively-impaired male left his home on foot.

   According to the press release from Green Lake County Chief Deputy Mark Putzke, the police searched for the man at the Green Lake County Highway Department, which is a place he frequents.

   Police witnessed the individual “driving a red, three-quarter ton pick-up belonging to the Green Lake County Highway Department.”

   Law enforcement attempted to stop the young male when “he struck a dump truck and then rammed the city of Green Lake Police squad,” the release said.

   The truck left the highway department shop and traveled westbound on Hill Street. The squad car pursued the truck and repositioned itself in front of the pick-up truck.

   “The suspect then rammed the squad from the rear, now pushing the squad westbound,” the release said. “With the squad and truck separating, the suspect continued west and became stuck at the end of Hill Street. Green Lake Police then disabled the truck and took the suspect into custody.”

   The incident resulted in major damage.

   The Wisconsin State Patrol is writing the vehicle crash incidents, and the Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office will be referring charges that will include operating without owner’s consent and others.

   The investigation is still ongoing.

   “No injuries were reported as a result of this incident and the male subject involved is being evaluated currently,” the press release said.