MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police say one suspect has been arrested and at least two others are still at large after a high speed chase near Osceola, Wis., Tuesday night.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the incident started at about 11:16 p.m. when a 2002 Chevy Trail Blazer was stopped for a traffic violation. When authorities approached the vehicle, it sped off and a chase ensued.

The suspect vehicle traveled northbound on Highway 35 and was driving recklessly in the wrong lanes of traffic, police said. Authorities deployed tire spikes, which the driver was able to avoid. The high speed chase eventually ended in a farm field, and the suspects inside the vehicle ran into a large wooded area.

One was taken into custody, but two other suspects were not located.

Police say the chase lasted about 41 minutes, covered 53 miles and reached speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. Items were also thrown out of the suspect vehicle during the chase, including a spare tire and a full tool box. Police also located a loaded handgun inside the vehicle.

Tanya St. John, 22 of Hinckley, Minn., was arrested and taken into custody. Police said the incident is still under investigation.

Comments (5)
  1. Roxanne says:

    Once again the residents of Lorian Township have been victims to the Polk County Sheriffs Department. Many phone calls have been placed today by residents of Lorain Township wondering if we are safe and if it is safe for our children to play outside. But Polk County is only responding with “we can not give any information on this but you can leave a message with the Sheriff” after several messages left for the Sheriff with no response we are wondering if you WCCO could get our small township some answers. In another attempt a member of the Lorain Volunteer Fire Department called and was told the same thing. I think it is ridiculous how Polk County Sheriffs Department dismisses the taxpayers of this town whether we are safe or not again. Last time the SWAT Team was called in to the township and no one was notified again. We want Polk County to know that we are hear, we do pay taxes and we do VOTE so we should be able to be given knowledge whether we are in danger or not!

    1. What a joke says:

      Didn’t realize it was a need to alert everyone when SWAt gets called in…it is a time critical incident if SWAT is called in…if your that dumb that you don’t understand something big is happening by seeing the SWAT team than it is your own dang fault….Citizens of Lorian township must be the dumbest people on earth!!

  2. Wendy says:

    They can’t give any info out??? Are we safe out here or not! WE do have lives and need to carry on our day to day activities – especially the farmers out on their tractors this time of year. And what about the people that walk for exercise. What about the children that want to be outside now that it’s nice out. WE SHOULD BE INFORMED OF THIS TYPE OF THING!!! As Roxanne stated above, the last “big” incident out in our area, alot of us didn’t know what was going on, and it didn’t help that we couldn’t even drive down our highway because it was blocked off, but yet we couldn’t be told what was happening. WE SHOULD BE INFORMED WHEN THERE IS TROUBLESOME ACTIVITY IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

  3. Pathetic Fools abound says:

    Morons…you 2 are nuttin’ short of the female versions of Kevin
    They’ll release info when they deem pertinent and not a dammm minute sooner. Nor should they …. for a reason that’s none of your business 😉
    Now if you were in danger …. they’d say. Go back inside, bolt your doors until 2020 and make us happy. and kill the ISP….the devil is tracking you. lol

    1. Roxanne says:

      Really they would say that? How would they say that if they have said NOTHING AT ALL, not even to the land owners! AND IF they would say that, how come when SWAT was called in last time, NOTHING WAS SAID! Except when everyone tried to leave the area and all they were told is they would have to go around the other way?

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