1/10/21 Perry, IA – 14 Year Old Girl Steals Coon Rapids Police Car – 110 MPH – 30 Mile Chase – Multi Agencies – Coon And Perry Police Cars Damaged – Arrested By Iowa State Patrol

January 10, 2021


 The Iowa State Patrol arrested a 14-year-old girl after officials allege she stole a Coon Rapids police vehicle and led officers on a chase that exceeded 110 mph Sunday afternoon.

Troopers and area sheriff’s deputies and police finally brought the chase to an end on Iowa Highway 141 near Perry, Iowa – more than 30 miles from where the squad car was taken. 

The chase began in Coon Rapids at about 3:30 p.m., said Sgt. Alex Dinkla, patrol spokesman.

The teen faces charges of first-degree theft, theft of firearms, eluding and other traffic violations.

No one was injured in the chase, but both the stolen Coon Rapids vehicle and a Perry police vehicle were damaged.

Agencies assisting the State Patrol and Coon Rapids police in the pursuit included the Perry police, and sheriff’s deputies from Dallas, Guthrie and Green counties.