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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
  • Montevideo Police arrest Willmar man after police chase

  • Officers with the Montevideo Police Department were involved in a 15 minute car chase that began between Fifth and Sixth streets on Canyon Avenue and ended in the middle of a field in Havelock Township, north of Montevideo.
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  • Officers with the Montevideo Police Department were involved in a 15 minute car chase that began between Fifth and Sixth streets on Canyon Avenue and ended in the middle of a field in Havelock Township, north of Montevideo.
     
    The stolen vehicle was occupied by three people; The driver, Daniel Pelkey, 26, of Willmar, was arrested and charged with fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, second degree test refusal (chemical test), unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, driving after revocation and stop sign violation.
     
    The chase began at 3:12 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, after the Montevideo Police Department received word that a stolen vehicle out of Kandiyohi County was seen heading to Montevideo. An officer on patrol located the vehicle entering Montevideo on State Road and followed to confirm it was the stolen vehicle (a Chevrolet Silverado pickup). The officer attempted to pull the vehicle over but had to pursue when it fled on Canyon Avenue and then north on Fifth Street.
     
    A video posted by the Montevideo Police Department on their Facebook page shows the officer pursuing the vehicle north on Fifth Street and across Highway 7 where it is nearly t-boned by a vehicle. It then jumps over the curb and grass division near Verizon Wireless, and continues north on Fifth Street.
     
    The vehicle then travels to Benson Road and continues north out of Montevideo. North of 20th Street SW, the vehicle enters a field and heads east. In the field, the lights were shut off on the vehicle in an attempt to lose the pursuing officer. The officer uses squad spotlights to illuminate the pickup.
    Full Story available on page 1A.
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