Teens arrested following chase involving stolen vehicle in Dane Co

From the Dane Co Sheriff's Office:

March 24, 2020 – Dane County Sheriff’s deputies worked with other area law enforcement overnight to recover another stolen vehicle.

At 2:18 am, a deputy attempted to stop a stolen 2013 Ford Escape on US Highway 51 at Pflaum Road in the City of Madison. When the driver fled, McFarland Police deployed road spikes at US Highway 51 and US Highway 12. The spikes hit all four tires on the SUV and the vehicle came to a stop on Terminal Drive. The driver and two passengers fled on foot.With the help of K9 Kreed (DCSO) and K9 Tonto (TMPD), and a drone operated by Madison Police, all three boys were apprehended. A 15-year-old and two 14-year-old males will face charges including Operating a Motor Vehicle without Owner’s Consent and Obstructing.

The pursuit travelled approximately 4 miles and reached speeds of 100 mph.The Ford Escape was stolen from the City of Fitchburg on March 21st.

Once again, the Sheriff’s Office wants to remind citizens to lock their homes, garages and vehicles, even when they are at home.We understand that people’s minds may be on other things right now, so setting reminders to lock doors and vehicles may be helpful.

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