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Traffic stop leads to arrest
ONEIDA – An attempted traffic stop late last month led to the arrest of a male driver wanted on a handful of outstanding warrants.

When officers attempted to pull over a vehicle for an equipment violation, the driver of the vehicle accelerated and began driving recklessly.

Officers said the chase was quickly terminated for safety reasons.

Shortly after, officers investigated to make sure the driver didn’t cause any secondary crashes, and found the vehicle less than a mile away crashed into a guardrail.

Hobart-Lawrence Police Department officers and a K9 arrived to assist after the driver fled on foot.

Officers located the suspect approximately two miles away and quickly placed him under arrest.

After being evaluated, the male driver was booked for fleeing and eluding, along with other outstanding warrants.

The driver was also given a traffic citation for the original equipment violation, which in most instances would have resulted in a verbal warning to fix the issue.

Officers said a search of the vehicle produced 30 grams of narcotics.

Bani recognized for 41 years in law enforcement
HOBART – Hobart-Lawrence Police (HLPD) Chief Randy Bani was recently recognized for his more-than-four decades in law enforcement.


Bani started his career at Ashwaubenon Public Safety (APS) June 1, 1981.

During his time there, he was promoted to lieutenant, investigator, fire commander and then shift commander.

In 2004, Bani graduated in the 218th class of the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc., a non-profit that provides law enforcement expertise, training and education.

He finished his career at APS in early 2010.


Bani joined the Hobart-Lawrence Police Department as a sergeant and was later promoted to his current position of police chief.

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