Two arrested following Isanti County burglary, pursuit
A Saint Paul man and Pine City woman were arrested and booked into the Isanti County Jail on probable cause burglary charges Tuesday.
On Tuesday morning, Isanti County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a residence on the 28000 block of Tucker Street NE in North Branch Township.
A witness provided deputies with a suspect vehicle description and direction of travel, and a traffic stop was attempted when the vehicle was spotted. The deputies pursued the vehicle as it accelerated rapidly to evade law enforcement, but had to discontinue the chase for public safety concerns.
After notification from the Minnesota State Patrol, a Lino Lakes officer observed the suspect vehicle on fire on the top of a ramp from northbound 35E. The two vehicle occupants fled on foot and were captured shortly after.
The vehicle was found to be stolen out of Pine County. Additional charges will be levied as the investigation continues.