Tuesday, September 16, 2008

MN Woman in Stolen Tow Truck Leads Police in Chase

From TwinCities.com:

A woman suspected of stealing a tow truck led police on a 14-mile chase through three cities early this morning, Bloomington police said.

Around 1:40 a.m., a Bloomington police sergeant on patrol heard a truck crashing through a fence at Chief's Towing Co. near 96th Street West and Humboldt Avenue South, said police Sgt. Mark Elliott.

The woman led police and Minnesota State Patrol troopers on a 14-mile chase onto Interstate 35W and Minnesota 13 through Burnsville and Savage, Elliott said. A Bloomington squad and a Minnesota State Patrol squad were damaged in the chase, which ended in an industrial area of Savage, Elliott said.

There were no injuries.

Bloomington police took the woman into custody on suspicion of auto theft. Police are investigating the incident.

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