Car chase leads to stolen vehicle in Hartley
Suspect gets away during Aug. 21 incident
September 2, 2021
Local authorities are still investigating an incident that led to a brief vehicle pursuit and stolen vehicle on Aug. 21 in Hartley.
According to Hartley Police Officer Ryan Austin, O’Brien County Sheriff’s Deputy Lee Vellema was in the process of stopping a vehicle near the Hartley Community Daycare Center at approximately 7:30 p.m. when the driver fled before he could activate his lights. The individual went southbound on North Seventh Avenue East, turned west on East Maple Drive, then north through an alley near Peters Construction before abandoning his vehicle and fleeing on foot.