Dubuque K9 catches man suspected of stealing university van - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Dubuque K9 catches man suspected of stealing university van

Posted: Updated:
Andre York, 21, of Platteville, Wis., accused of stealing UW Platteville vehicle 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.

  • NEWSNEWSMore>>

  • Body found in Waterloo, police search for AJT Auto Repair owner

    Body found in Waterloo, police search for AJT Auto Repair owner

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:42:02 GMT
    Anthony Tronca, 43, of WaterlooAnthony Tronca, 43, of Waterloo
    Waterloo Police are searching for the owner of a local auto repair shop in connection with the disappearance of a Waterloo man and the discovery of a body near Highway 218.More >>
    Waterloo Police are searching for the owner of a local auto repair shop in connection with the disappearance of a Waterloo man and the discovery of a body near Highway 218.More >>
  • House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:31:32 GMT
    This week offers Congress its best chance to get answers about President Barack Obama's new Mideast counterterror strategy.More >>
    Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President...More >>
  • Discipline vs. Child Abuse

    Discipline vs. Child Abuse

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:29:39 GMT
    It's the question that is being asked all across the country tonight - including right here in Iowa. When it comes to disciplining our children, how far is too far? It took a major NFL star to be indicted on child abuse charges to renew the conversation. The pictures tell the story - a four year old - beaten with a switch. Cuts and bruises to his back, buttocks, ankles, legs, scrotum - and defensive wounds to his hand. His father, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, admits he gave...More >>
    It's the question that is being asked all across the country tonight - including right here in Iowa. When it comes to disciplining our children, how far is too far? It took a major NFL star to be indicted on child abuse charges to renew the conversation. The pictures tell the story - a four year old - beaten with a switch. Cuts and bruises to his back, buttocks, ankles, legs, scrotum - and defensive wounds to his hand. His father, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, admits he gave...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.