(Montevideo, MN) — On 6/7/20, at approximately 5:15 PM, the lac qui Parle Sheriff’s Office dispatch center received a call of a suspicious male in the 800 block of first avenue Madison MN. Caller stated the person appeared to be under the influence and broke a window out inside Faith Lutheran Church.
A short time later, a second call of a vehicle stolen in the same area was reported. A short time later, this vehicle was located by a Dawson Police Officer eastbound on Highway 212. A stop was initiated and the vehicle pulled over.
After the vehicle pulled over, it took off again eastbound and a pursuit was initiated.The pursuit continued eastbound on Highway 212 at speeds over 100 MPH. Spike stripes were deployed by Montevideo Police Department and were successful in deflating 2 of the tires. The suspect and vehicle came to a stop by the Fiesta Motel in Montevideo, and after a short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody without incident.
Charges are pending of Felony fleeing in a motor vehicle, 2nd degree refusal DUI, and felony theft of a motor vehicle. More charges are expected after the completion of the investigation.
Agencies involved in the pursuit were Dawson Police Department, Lac qui Parle Sheriff’s Office, Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office, Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office and Montevideo Police Department. No injuries were reported in this incident.