Pursuit of possibly stolen vehicle called off for safety


MOORHEAD — A police officer stopped a brief pursuit of a possibly stolen vehicle Friday, Sept. 13, after a vehicle drove the wrong way down a residential street in Moorhead.

According to Sgt. Joel Voxland, an officer on patrol at 2:48 a.m. saw a vehicle that matched the description of one stolen out of Fargo.

The officer then tried to stop the car, but it sped away from the attempted traffic stop.

The officer then started a pursuit that continued on streets in a residential area of Moorhead.

Voxland said the entire incident played out in a few minutes.


He described the speed of the pursuit to be over the legal limit but not excessive.

The pursuing officer decided to stop the pursuit out of concern for public safety immediately after the suspect turned on a road and drove the wrong way down a street.

Voxland said a police officer on patrol in Fargo reported seeing a car matching the vehicle description a few minutes after the pursuit concluded in Moorhead.

However, the officer lost sight of the suspicious vehicle before confirming if it was the car involved in the chase.

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