February 23, 2017
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Search still on for suspected armed man

Pleasant Prairie Police say Edward Vincent Becs fled rather than face possible arrest


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BY DANIEL GAITAN
dgaitan@kenoshanews.com


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PLEASANT PRAIRIE — The search continues for a Pleasant Prairie man believed to be armed and dangerous.

According to Pleasant Prairie Police Deputy Chief David Smetana, Edward Vincent Becs, 20, fled his family’s home in the area of 11800 block of 28th Avenue around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Police were called to the home to question Becs, who is on probation, about $4,600 missing from his grandparents’ bank account, which they claim he stole over several months by using their bank cards.

While officers were in route to the call, they were notified that Becs had fled the home with a duffel bag and a gun case. Statements from family members led officers to believe that Becs was armed and on foot in the area. He may also be in possession of narcotics.

Officers were also advised that Becs had made statements threatening suicide as opposed to returning to prison.

“He made statements that he’d rather die than go back to prison,” Smetana said. “We hope this concludes peacefully.”

During the search in Pleasant Prairie, officers received information that Becs may have been picked up from the area and transported to Mount Pleasant in Racine County.

Mount Pleasant authorities were contacted and advised of Becs criminal history Wednesday night. Becs is wanted on probation and parole warrants.

Anyone with information related to this incident or about Becs whereabouts is asked to contact the Pleasant Prairie Police Department at 262-694-7353 or Kenosha Area Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333.


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