Police pursue, stop stolen vehicle

South District officer recognized vehicle as being stolen from Wisconsin Dells

Published On: Jan 12 2014 02:52:51 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 12 2014 08:48:25 PM CST

Police stopped a stolen vehicle from the Wisconsin Dells on Madison’s south side Saturday night after a short pursuit, according to a release.

Just before 10 p.m. an officer noticed a Ford Expedition erratically exiting the westbound Beltline near Todd Drive, officials said. The officer recognized the vehicle as a being stolen from the Dells and initiated a traffic stop.

The driver refused to stop until reaching the 3000 block of Ashford Lane in the Arbor Hills neighborhood, according to the release.

Numerous officers responded to the scene because the occupants of the vehicle were not initially cooperative, officials said. Officers eventually took into custody a number of juveniles.

The driver was a Madison-area juvenile who was AWOL from a Milwaukee-area group home, according to the release.

No one was injured in the incident, officials said.

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