Dubuque K9 catches man suspected of stealing university van
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Andre York, 21, of Platteville, Wis., accused of stealing UW Platteville vehicle
DUBUQUE (KWWL) -
A high-speed chase in Dubuque early Wednesday morning led to the apprehension of a man suspected of stealing a University of Wisconsin-Platteville vehicle.
At approximately 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus police contacted the Dubuque police department, saying somebody had stolen a campus vehicle from their heating plant. The Wisconsin police described the vehicle as a blue 1995 Chevrolet Astro van with a red, Wisconsin state-owned license plate.
At 3:46 a.m., a Dubuque police officer spotted the van near West 17th and Heeb streets in Dubuque. As the officer turned around to stop the van, the driver sped off.
Dubuque police and the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office assisted in chasing the vehicle, which eventually crashed on the Fremont and Grandview avenues' ramp off of US Highway 20.
When the driver tried running away from the crash and hiding close to the nearby St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, a Dubuque police K9 caught him.
Dubuque police say the suspect is 21-year-old Andre York of Platteville.
Police took him to Dubuque's Mercy Hospital, where medical personnel treated him for non-life-threatening injuries and released him back to law enforcement officials.
York is in the Dubuque County Jail on charges of second-degree theft, felony eluding, operating while intoxicated, interference with official acts, no driver's license, red light violation, eleven stop sign violations and failure to maintain control.
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