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Chase suspect tossed debris at police in hopes of stopping them

Officers pursue vehicle through neighborhoods Monday afternoon

MADISON, Wis. - A man suspected of leading a police chase through Madison neighborhoods on Monday told police he and his passenger were throwing debris in hopes of stopping police.

Police said they arrested Tyler B. McIntosh, 25, of Madison, and Chelsea M. Schwaegerl, 23, after the high-speed pursuit involving University of Wisconsin and Madison police Monday afternoon.

Police said McIntosh took his van over a curb and onto the Lake Shore Path near campus during the pursuit.

Dane County dispatchers said police started pursuing the vehicle around 3:30 p.m. and ended the pursuit just before 4 p.m. Police suspected the driver was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant.

The vehicle was originally found by police in the area of the 2500 block of Chamberlin Avenue, and the pursuit continued for several minutes through the near west and southwest sides of Madison, officials said.

Madison officers ended the pursuit once the vehicle entered the King James Way neighborhood in Fitchburg, according to the release.

Police said a 36-year-old Iowa City, Iowa, man chased the suspects after the van crashed and was able to direct police to them.

Officers secured the perimeter, and found and arrested two people running from the vehicle, police said.

McIntosh told police he didn't stop because he didn't want to go to jail and later said he regretted the chase.

McIntosh was arrested on suspicion of second-degree reckless endangerment, fleeing an officer and on a probation hold. Schwaegerl was arrested on suspicion of second-degree reckless endangerment.

Shorewood Hills police, Fitchburg police, the Dane County Sheriff's Department, and the UW-Madison Police Department assisted Madison police.

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