Police capture escaped inmate in Green Bay

Posted at 12:03 PM, Apr 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-25 18:18:22-04


Green Bay Police have located and arrested an Ellsworth Correctional Facility inmate escapee who has been missing since April 20.

After the SWAT team concluded their efforts at the residence on Norwood Ave., investigators were able to develop more Intel that led them to a residence in the 1800 block of Badger Street.

While on scene, officers were able to gain consent into an apartment with the goal of locating Christine Abel. Abel attempted to hide and conceal herself after multiple attempts for her to comply. The Department K9 Roco, K9 Officer Clark and with the assistance of other officers and investigators located Abel and took her into custody.

“When criminals come to Green Bay, we will spare no resource, staff or equipment to catch them and bring them to justice. Thank you to everyone that spent hours investigating, locating, and apprehending Ms. Abel. We will forever be committed to ridding the community of criminals and disorder," Police Chief Andrew Smith said in a statement.


There is a heavy police presence in the 500 block of North Norwood Avenue on Green Bay's west side.

Police say the SWAT team has been deployed due to the active investigation.

Police say they were looking for Christine Abel, an Ellsworth Correctional Facility inmate escapee who has been missing since April 20. They did not find her in the house they entered. 

SWAT officers took three people in the house into custody.

Capt. Kevin Warych says the SWAT team entered the house after getting a search warrant. He says police had very good information saying they'd find Abel there. 

Police say they recovered a vehicle in the Green Bay area Monday allegedly stolen by Abel, according to the Racine County Sheriff's Office.