PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Multiple local law enforcement agencies are searching for a man believed to be armed and dangerous.
According to Pleasant Prairie Police Deputy Chief Dan Reilly, Edward Vincent Becs, 20, fled his family’s home in the area of 116th Street and 26th Avenue around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.
A warrant for his arrest was issued Wednesday night.
Police were called to the home to question Becs, who is on probation, about thousands of dollars missing from his grandparents’ bank account, which they claim he stole over several months by using their bank cards.
Reilly said Becs fled the home on foot with duffel bags — which may be filled with firearms and drugs — before police arrived. Reilly said Becs is no longer in Pleasant Prairie, but still in Wisconsin.
“We believe him to be in the Mount Pleasant area,” Lt. Paul Marik said Wednesday night. “We’re working with them, and they’re doing a wonderful job.”
The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and State Patrol assisted in the search. Police dogs were also used in the search.
Area residents should be vigilant for anything suspicious and call police with any information, Reilly said. The man has a criminal history.
An automated phone message was sent to area residents alerting them of the situation Wednesday evening.