Stolen Vehicles

On Friday, July 9, 2021, at 3:38 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a stolen vehicle described as a 2000 Ford Taurus, operated by two minors out of Cedar Rapids, that could possibly be in the Elgin area. Deputies patrolled the area, and observed the stolen vehicle going at a high rate of speed on Hwy. 18 near Rose Road. Once the deputy pursued the vehicle, it attempted to elude officers until it crashed into a creek at a residence on Hwy. 18. At this time, it was believed that there were three minors in the car that fled. One of the male juvenile occupants was apprehended after a foot chase at Hwy. 18 and W Ave. The other two, a male and female juvenile, walked to a residence on X Ave. north of Hwy 18 and stole a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. Video footage on the property showed the two juveniles taking the vehicle at around 5:00 AM. The vehicle was entered as stolen, and then later in the morning, the vehicle was observed in Fredericksburg, and it was believed that they were attempting to get to Waterloo. A Bremer County Deputy observed the stolen minivan on Hwy. 63 southbound near Denver and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver attempted to elude officers again, but the chase came to an end when the vehicle went into the ditch and crashed southeast of Denver. The occupants again fled on foot. After a search of the area by several agencies, the male and female juveniles were apprehended. Juvenile referrals are pending on all three juvenile subjects. Fayette County charges include Operating Without Owners Consent, Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Eluding, and Interference with Official Acts. Other charges are pending in Bremer County, and Cedar Rapids. This incident remains under investigation.