Two teens are facing charges after a high speed chase involving Wright County Deputies came to a crashing conclusion near Walgreen’s in St. Michael around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office communications center was notified of a possible burglary from a garage in the 10000 of 42nd Street Northeast in St. Michael shortly after 12:30 a.m. Sunday. The homeowner reported he witnessed a young male walking away from his open garage door and left with those items in a vehicle. The homeowner went to inspect his garage and noticed items missing from a vehicle parked in the garage, which prompted him to call 911.
As investigating deputies were en route, they spotted the suspect vehicle near the intersection of Edmonson Avenue Northeast and Wright County Highway 35, in between St. Michael and Buffalo, in Buffalo Township. The vehicle, a white sedan, fled the area as a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop, leading the sheriff’s department on a chase. The pursuit continued into the city of St. Michael, where deputies called off the chase due to high speeds in residential and commercial areas.
Later that evening, the vehicle was spotted by a deputy on patrol near Hanover, where again a traffic stop was initiated. Again, the driver fled the scene, and a second pursuit was initiated. This time, entering St. Michael on main roads for a second time with police in pursuit, the driver of the vehicle lost control near the intersection of County Road 19 (Main Street) and St. Michael Parkway, barreling into a yard and crashing into the unoccupied home that sits next to Walgreens.
Two 16-year-old males were found in the vehicle and were removed and treated for minor injuries. Deputies also found stolen items in the car. The vehicle had also been reported as stolen, according to WCSO.
The young men were transported to a local hospital and booked into the Wright County Jail, where the are awaiting charges and a court appearance.