Area Pursuit

By: News Release
May 30th, 2018

On May 27th, 2018 at approximately 8:30pm, the Prairie du Chien Police Department was notified by the Clayton County Sheriffs Department of a pursuit in progress involving a motorcycle traveling East bound on HWY 18 at a high rate of speed. The motorcycle continued East crossing into Crawford County. Prairie du Chien Officers attempted to conduct a maneuver to direct the motorcycle onto the Highway 18 bypass away from the City. The motorcycle drove around the squad cars at excess of 100 mph and continued east on Iowa St. Officers continued pursuit of the motorcycle. After several minutes, the driver of the motorcycle crashed in a drainage ditch on the East side of town.

During the pursuit, the male driver, Timothy N. Timler, 28 years old of Prairie du Chien, was observed to be wearing a back pack. Timler threw the back pack off during the pursuit, and numerous drug paraphernalia items along with THC were later located inside of the backpack. Timler was arrested and lodged at the Crawford County Jail for felony knowingly flees an Officer, operate a motor vehicle with a restricted controlled substance, felony possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia. Timler sustained minor injuries from the pursuit and is also facing numerous criminal charges in Clayton County, Iowa. Assisting at the scene was the Clayton Sheriff’s Department, Mar-Mac unified Police Department, Tri-State Ambulance, and Milo’s Towing.