2 men arrested in Moorhead police chase
Police used a tire deflation device to spike three of the vehicle's tires. Soon afterward, police found the vehicle in the 2900 block of 16th Street South with two people running from it.
MOORHEAD — A police chase in Moorhead overnight ended with two arrests.
At about 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, an officer tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 1800 block of 12th Avenue South, according to the Moorhead Police Department.
The vehicle fled east on 12th Avenue to 34th Street and then south, with police in pursuit. "The pursuit was terminated due to the suspect vehicle's excessive speed," police said in a statement.
Another officer later spotted the vehicle near Village Green Boulevard and 20th Street South. Police used a tire deflation device to spike three of the vehicle's tires.
Soon afterward, police found the vehicle in the 2900 block of 16th Street South with two people running from it.
The passenger, Shawn Mosca, 44, of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, was arrested on suspicion of fleeing on foot and outstanding warrants, police said.
A short time later, officers found the driver, Jovan Gagnon, 28, of Mahnomen, Minnesota, hiding under a parked vehicle in a nearby parking lot, police said. Gagnon was arrested on suspicion of fleeing police in a motor vehicle and fleeing on foot, police said.
Both men were booked into the Clay County Jail.
Neither man had been formally charged as of Tuesday morning. Court records did not list attorneys for them.