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Armed Woman Arrested in Cambridge

January 19, 2022
Elise Schaffer, PIO, (608) 284-6142
Sheriff's Office

Dane County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Hartland, WI woman after an incident in Cambridge on Monday, January 17. Deputies originally responded to the BP gas station at 281 W. Main Street at 7:41 pm, for a report of a woman asking people for money and a ride. Deputies were able to locate the woman, Angelina J. Ruesch, age 28, at 277 W. Main Street. She displayed a handgun and refused to follow commands from the deputies. A Taser was deployed, but was ineffective. Sheriff’s deputies were ultimately able to disarm her and safely take her into custody. Detectives then searched a vehicle Ruesch was traveling in, which was found parked near the Piggly Wiggly grocery store on Jefferson Street. A deceased person was located concealed inside of the vehicle, but evidence suggested the death occurred at a different location. Crime scene investigators from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the Milwaukee Police Department have been processing evidence at the scene. Ruesch has been booked into the Dane County Jail on a probation hold, but is also facing tentative charges in Dane County for Recklessly Endangering Safety, Resisting While Armed, Disorderly Conduct While Armed and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. Milwaukee Police are continuing to investigate the death and any charges related to it will be pursued in Milwaukee County.