Juvenile leads officers on high-speed chase to Granite Falls

Multiple agencies responded, and a juvenile is in custody after leading officers on a high-speed chase Tuesday night that ended without any injuries in Granite Falls. The initial 911 call reported a possible fight in Hazel Run.


GRANITE FALLS — A high-speed chase that lasted about 23 minutes ended without any injuries after the juvenile suspect was apprehended after he fled his vehicle on foot Tuesday night in Granite Falls.

The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office reported that it received a 911 call around 8:20 p.m. about a possible fight in Hazel Run, a small community located southeast of Clarkfield. While deputies were responding to the scene, the caller told the dispatcher that two people involved in the altercation had gotten into a Toyota 4-Runner and drove west out of Hazel Run.

Deputies spotted the vehicle a short time later and attempted to stop it. The vehicle took off at a high rate of speed. A pursuit was initiated and lasted about 23 minutes, ending in the city of Granite Falls.

The driver fled on foot and was found a short time later. The juvenile suspect was taken to the Prairie Lakes Youth Program in Willmar. The passenger was detained and interviewed and later released. No injuries were reported from the pursuit.

No other information is available at this point as the investigation relating to the original reason for the call is ongoing, according to the Sheriff’s Office.


Agencies assisting the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office were the Granite Falls Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, Montevideo Police Department, Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office, Renville County Sheriff’s Officeand the Upper Sioux Community Police Department.

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