Burglary suspect leads police on chase through 4 counties

The driver fled on foot, but was tracked by a K-9.
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A man was taken into custody early Monday morning after leading police on a chase through four counties in northwestern Minnesota.

Police were called to a possible burglary in progress in south Moorhead around 1 a.m. Monday, the Moorhead Police Department said in a news release. When officers located the 26-year-old suspect, he fled in a vehicle that had been stolen from North Fargo on March 22.

Moorhead police followed the suspect until Clay County sheriff's deputies and the Minnesota State Patrol took over. The pursuit ended up going through the Wilkin County and then into Ottertail County, before the suspect abandoned the vehicle near Detroit Lakes in Becker County.

The driver fled on foot, but was eventually tracked down by a K-9 from Becker County.

The suspect was brought to St. Mary's Regional Health Center to get checked out, and then he'll be booked into Becker County Jail on suspicion of second-degree assault, burglary, fleeing in a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, fleeing on foot, tampering with a motor vehicle and reckless driving. Police say more charges could be added before his first court hearing.

During the pursuit, "several squad" cars were damaged, police said. No injuries were reported.

The Moorhead Police Department says this is still a "very active investigation," and anyone who may had had their property tampered with prior to this incident is asked to call the Red River Regional Dispatch Center at 701-451-7660.

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