Updated: Police Chase Stolen Car Through Golden Valley And St. Louis Park

Brooklyn Center police say two suspects led officers down Highway 169 before they were arrested near Minnetonka Boulevard.

A police chase Thursday morning began in Brooklyn Center and continued through New Hope and Golden Valley, before ending in Minnetonka.

At about 2:40 a.m. Jan. 3, a Brooklyn Center police officer spotted two people driving a stolen car in a parking lot near Shingle Creek Parkway and Freeway Boulevard. When the officer tried to stop the car, the driver accelerated and took police on a 14-mile chase.

According to Brooklyn Center Police Department Investigative Commander Tim Gannon, an adult male and adult female drove westbound on Interstate 694 and continued southbound on Highway 169 through New Hope and Golden Valley. Gannon said New Hope police and Minnesota State Patrol assisted in the pursuit.

On Highway 169, scanner information provided by the Facebook site Police Clips showed that police reached speeds of 110 miles per hour.

According to Gannon, Minnesota State Patrol officers finally stopped the vehicle at Highway 169 and Minnetonka Boulevard by using stop sticks.

“An adult male and an adult female were arrested at the scene,” Gannon said. He said he expects the driver will be charged late Thursday.

Gannon said that no injuries were reported in the incident and only minor car damage resulted from the use of stop sticks.

Isaac Bruce January 03, 2013 at 06:25 PM
Why was this sent as a breaking news story? The incident was over hours ago. It could have been reported in your morning email.
Ann Marie C January 03, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Agreed, and the more than I see the categorization of "breaking new alerts" the more than I think I should unsubscribe. Breaking news alerts should be things that are occurring. I would consider this matter more of a police blotter article.
Valerie Engler January 03, 2013 at 11:41 PM
Isaac and Ann, thanks for your comments. We felt like it was important to get the word out because this chase involved major highways and multiple agencies. That said, it's not our intention to spam your inbox. We'll take your comments to heart. Thanks!


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