Pursuit of stolen vehicle ends with crash in Edina; suspect in custody

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A person who police say stole an SUV is in custody after the suspect led officers on a chase that ended in a crash Saturday in Edina.

According to the Edina Police Department, around 4:34 p.m. the driver of a Chevrolet Equinox reported his vehicle —which is owned by the driver’s employer — had been stolen in the 4600 block of Arden Avenue in Edina. He said the suspect approached the vehicle and told him to get out. The suspect then drove off in the car.

Edina police officers found the vehicle, but the suspect would not stop. The suspect then led eight Edina squad cars and two Richfield squad cars on a chase, police said. Minnesota State Patrol troopers monitored the situation from a helicopter.

Police say the chase ended with a crash at Hazelton Road and France Avenue after Edina police executed a pit maneuver.

The suspect is in custody.