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Iowa man arrested after fleeing from police, crashing car

Dakota Moeller, 18, of rural Janesville, is facing multiple charges after police say he lead...
Dakota Moeller, 18, of rural Janesville, is facing multiple charges after police say he lead them on a pursuit through two counties in a stolen car on Sunday, April 18, 2021.(Bremer County Jail)
Published: Apr. 18, 2021 at 5:35 PM CDT
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JANESVILLE, Iowa (AP) - An 18-year-old Iowa man was arrested after he crashed a stolen vehicle while fleeing from authorities.

The Bremer County Sheriff’s office said the pursuit started around 4:50 a.m. Sunday while a deputy was investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle at Janesville Consolidated School.

The chase continued into Black Hawk County until the driver of the fleeing vehicle lost control and crashed in a roadside ditch. After the crash, Dakota Moeller was arrested on suspicion of second-degree felony theft, eluding police, and carrying a weapon on school grounds.

The sheriff’s office said the vehicle Moeller was driving had been stolen from a Janesville home earlier on Sunday.

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