Multi-State Pursuit of Stolen Vehicles; 1 May be Headed to Grand Rapids

Posted at 7:22 AM, Nov 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-15 07:22:35-05

MSP Michigan State Police file photo generic dayFORT WAYNE, Ind. — Four people are in custody and two of three stolen vehicles have been recovered, following a pursuit that started in Michigan and continued into Indiana.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Coldwater Post were alerted about three vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed on northbound I-69 from mile marker 5 early Friday morning.  The vehicles were located, and police initiated a traffic stop near Dayburg Road.

One of the vehicles, a Jeep Cherokee, cut through the median and led Troopers on a high-speed pursuit on southbound I-69 into Indiana.  After a successful deployment of stop sticks, the pursuit ended.  Two male suspects from Fort Wayne were taken into custody — one of whom was in possession of synthetic marijuana.  The Cherokee was found to have been stolen out of Fort Wayne.

The second vehicle was a Chrysler PT Cruiser, which was successfully stopped by Troopers near Dayburg Road.  It was also found to be stolen out of Fort Wayne.  Two male suspects were taken into custody.  They admitted to planning on taking the stolen vehicles to Grand Rapids.

Troopers are still searching for a third vehicle, described as a burgundy Nissan Armada with no plates.  It is believed that this vehicle is still heading to Grand Rapids.

Charges ranging from drug possession to possession of stolen vehicle will be sought against the four suspects.  Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to call MSP at 517-278-2373.