Skip to main content

Man leads Roseville Police on chase, crashes, runs into lake then drowns


An unidentified man is dead after he led Roseville Police on a bizarre three-mile chase on Saturday night.

KARE 11 reports the man sped away when police attempted to pull him over for a tail light violation. KMSP reports the car did not have license plates and appears to have been purchased in the last few days.

After briefly losing sight of the motorist, police found his crashed and abandoned vehicle near the intersection of Cleveland and County Road E2, and used a police dog to track him.

The trail led to Ferrel's Lake, where officers spotted the man in the lake. While they were trying to rescue him, he disappeared in the water. Officers saw the suspect about 50 yards from the shoreline. When he began struggling to stay afloat, four officers swam to the area and took turns diving and searching for the suspect in about 20 feet of muddy water. They called in a dive team after about five minutes.

The New Brighton and Lake Johanna Fire Department Water Rescue Teams recovered his body about 50 yards from shore. The body was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Next Up

hospital, emergency room

Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane

The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.

shot clock

MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball

Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.

Redmons Popcorn Colbert screengrab

Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later

A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.

covid, vaccine

Minnesotan infected with omicron was vaccinated, had booster shot

The Hennepin County man received his booster shot in early November.

Timothy William Tuit

2 people plead guilty in fatal Dakota County home invasion

Two others charged in the incident will go to trial next year.

south lake minnetonka police department

25-year-old arrested after multi-city police chase in western suburbs

Police were called for a welfare check but learned it was a domestic violence incident.

Screen Shot 2021-12-02 at 8.34.54 AM

After getting COVID, Harrison Smith still not considering vaccine

The Vikings safety says he doesn't plan on getting vaccinated.


First omicron variant COVID case detected in MN

The individual is an adult male who lives in Hennepin County and had recently traveled.

wright county Sheriff Sean Deringer

Minnesota sheriff bashes MPD, 'disgusted' by officers' actions

The sheriff said he will no longer defend the Minneapolis Police Department.

Screen Shot 2021-12-02 at 7.59.52 AM

More than 2 years after announcing, Duck Donuts finally opens at MOA

The grand opening of the new location took place Wednesday.