Vehicle Pursuit

Sherburne County Sheriff's Department
A Sauk Rapids man was arrested early Tues morning following a pursuit with deputies and two additional police agencies. A deputy sheriff attempted a traffic stop with the driver of a stolen van at about 5:20 a.m. in the city of Zimmerman.
The driver refused to stop and led police on a pursuit in which speeds reached 90 mph. A PIT maneuver by a deputy brought the pursuit to a safe conclusion near the intersection of Co. Rd. 14 and Hwy. 10 in Big Lake Township.
Baton Roberts, 48 was arrested and was held for charges including fleeing police in a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of stolen property. Officers from Big Lake and Elk River assisted in the arrest and no injuries occurred.

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(From left) Lexi Freund (Big Lake), Betsey Cornelius and Ben Cornelius (Nowthen), Gunner Dorweiler and Colton Dorweiler (Princeton), Ben Manning (Zimmerman), Bailey Dorweiller (Princeton) and Salene Krueger (Big Lake.) The county fair runs from July 16-19. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

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