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Moorhead Police Involved in a Pursuit Ending in a Singe Vehicle Crash

Post Date:06/06/2023 12:06 am

On June 5, 2023 at 10:05 p.m., Moorhead Officers attempted to stop a motor vehicle for no registration in the 1200 block of 19 Street South. The officer had been trying to locate the vehicle after it traveled along a suspicious route through an apartment parking lot in the area.

The vehicle was several blocks in front of the officer when they attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The suspect vehicle accelerated southbound on 19 Street South and the officer initiate a pursuit of the vehicle.
The officer lost sight of the vehicle at the intersection of 20 Avenue South and 19 Street South. Once at that intersection the officer observed damage to a fence and the suspect vehicle in the back yard of a residence. Officers found the vehicle unoccupied.

A perimeter was established to locate the suspects. A Clay County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit was requested to search the area. This search was unsuccessful, and the driver has not been identified at this time.

The suspect vehicle damaged the fence, deck, and unattached garage. The value of the damage is unknown currently. No known individuals were injured during this incident. The investigation to identify the driver is ongoing.

The Moorhead Police Department was assisted by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Moorhead Fire Department.


Sergeant Nicholas R. Leinen
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