FARGO — A Moorhead man is in custody after police said he stole a vehicle, fled from police officers and crashed through a fence at Hector International Airport.
According to a report from the Fargo Police Department, the incident started on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 8 a.m. with a report of a vehicle stolen from the 1600 block of Dakota Drive North.
Police were told that a male suspect broke into an apartment and took several items, including the vehicle keys.
On Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 1:12 a.m. police spotted the stolen vehicle in the 2200 block of 13th Avenue South and when they attempted a traffic stop, the car drove off and police did not pursue.
The vehicle was seen again at 1:27 a.m. in the 2400 block of 13th Avenue South. Police saw the stolen vehicle, attempted another traffic stop, but the vehicle fled and police didn't pursue.
Police were sent to PetroServe Fargo, on 205 NP Ave., at 8 a.m. for a report of someone seeing the stolen vehicle. When officers arrived, they identified the driver as Andrew Travis Brook-Hadley, 22, of Moorhead who left the area when he saw marked police vehicles.
Police attempted a traffic stop in the 800 block of Broadway, but Brook-Hadley drove onto the sidewalk and police did not chase, according to the report. Soon after, police spotted the vehicle stopped on Dakota Drive North with a flat tire and when Brook-Hadley saw police approaching, he drove north.
While pursuing the vehicle eastbound on 19th Avenue North, it lost a tire and police used a tire deflation device, according to the report. Brook-Hadley drove over the device and continued toward Hector, crashing through an airport fence until his vehicle was disabled with the pit maneuver by an officer.
Police said Brook-Hadley was non-compliant and resisted arrest. He was taken into custody for two charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, criminal trespass, two charges of fleeing in a motor vehicle, aggravated reckless driving, preventing arrest, driving under suspension, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia.