Golden Valley police arrested two people early morning Sept 14 following a chase that involved a 2018 Hyundai Elantra stolen in Apple Valley, MN.
According to Golden Valley Police Chief Virgil Green, the Minnesota State Patrol initiated pursuit of the vehicle near I-394 and Xenia Ave but called off the pursuit near Hwy 169 and Betty Crocker Dr due to high speeds. A short time later Golden Valley police saw the stolen vehicle on General Mills Blvd. The suspects fled at a high rate of speed, eventually traveling southbound in the northbound lane from Louisiana Ave and I-394. Officers were able to box in the vehicle in the 5700 block of Wayzata Blvd.
The female driver, identified as 19-year-old Milly Tatiana Irizarry of Minneapolis, and a 16-year-old male juvenile passenger were taken into custody. Green said Irizarry told officers the passenger had a gun and was forcing her to flee from police. While searching the vehicle, officers recovered a loaded 9mm handgun, methamphetamine, and other drug paraphernalia.
Irizarry was booked into the Hennepin County Jail and charged with receiving stolen property, 5th degree possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing from a peace officer, and driving after revocation. The passenger was booked into the juvenile detention center and charged with receiving stolen property and tampering with a motor vehicle without owner permission. Green said the juvenile has an extensive criminal history.
“This was the second night Golden Valley officers were involved in and assisted in an overnight vehicle pursuit,” said Green. “Plymouth police were involved in pursuit of a stolen vehicle that ended near Hwy 55 and Boone Ave in Golden Valley, where officers deployed stop sticks that disabled all of the vehicle's tires and arrested four juveniles.”