Created: August 03, 2020 10:26 AM
(ABC 6 News) - The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office said four juveniles were found in a car early Sunday morning that had been reported stolen out of Byron.
Officials said a 38-year-old man called Saturday around 9:30 a.m. saying his 2005 Chevy Avalanche had been stolen from the driveway in the 900 block of Rolling Heights Court NE sometime overnight. The sheriff's office said the keys were left inside the vehicle and the doors were unlocked.
On Sunday night around midnight, officials said a 32-year-old had gone outside to smoke in the 1100 block of 4 Street NW when he saw two males standing by the shed in the back yard. The man reportedly yelled at them and chased after them.
The man then returned home, got in his car and followed the men. Officials said the man saw the two get into a vehicle parked at a power substation on the 1400 block of 4th Street NW. The vehicle drove into a ditch then took off heading east. The vehicle was confirmed to be the same vehicle that was stolen the day before.
Deputies searched the area but were unable to find the vehicle or the men involved.
Several hours later, around 5:15 a.m., The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office received a call to help Goodhue and Zumbrota officials who were in a pursuit near Zumbrota with the stolen vehicle.
Officials said the vehicle crashed and four juveniles were taken into custody.
One of the juveniles, a 15-year-old male from Byron reportedly had on an ankle monitor but it was not working. Officials say the teen has also been involved in prior stolen car incidents.
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