As a result of evidence seized during the search warrant, Bebris, 49, was taken into custody for multiple counts of possession of child pornography and transported to the Winnebago County Jail. The investigation is still ongoing according to Braman.
Bebris recently ran as a candidate for Outagamie County sheriff, but did not win the election, according to the Post Crescent newspaper.
Sgt. Nathan Borman from the sheriff’s office said that Bebris, “has never been a part of this department and is not part of this department.”
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Bebris left his position as public safety director in Oakwood last year to pursue a new career, according to city officials. Current chief Alan Hill succeeded him.
Bebris held the position for the past 11 years, overseeing police and fire departments.