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Two held after stolen vehicle chase

October 30, 2012
The Daily News

By LISA M. HOFFMANN

Staff Writer

IRON MOUNTAIN - The two Upper Peninsula men sought for taking a vehicle from an Iron River shopping area were arrested on Monday.

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Sgt. Bill Borga of the Michigan State Police Post in Iron Mountain said a plain clothes officer made contact with the two men when they came out of the woods in Ontonagon County on Monday.

Although they were arrested in Ontonagon County, criminal charges will be forthcoming in Iron County. The names of the suspects have not been released.

A report of a stolen vehicle from Iron River Angeli's Market was reported to the Iron River Police Department on Sunday at 8:55 p.m. Officers obtained information on the direction of travel and the vehicle.

Troopers located the vehicle traveling north on U.S. Highway 141 near Cable Lake in Hematite Township north of Iron River.

When a traffic stop was attempted, the suspect vehicle did not stop and a pursuit was ensued.

Sgt. Borga said the chase that went through four counties spanned a distance of 65 miles.

He said the 2011 Subaru was traveling at excessive speeds when it traveled from U.S. 141 in Crystal Falls to westbound M-28 in Baraga County and through southern Houghton County to northbound M-45 in Ontonagon County.

Use of stop sticks was attempted to stop the vehicle, however, it was unsuccessful.

The driver lost control of the vehicle on M-45 near Gauthier Road in Ontonagon County.

Two men in the vehicle fled the scene on foot. They were arrested the following morning.

Lisa M. Hoffmann's e-mail address is lhoffmann@ironmountaindailynews.com.

 
 

 

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