SPD Reports Rash of Vehicle Theft, Burglary

SPD Reports Rash of Vehicle Theft, Burglary

UPDATE -The Sheridan Police Department is seeking information related to multiple vehicle thefts, burglaries and vandalism over the weekend.

The incidents started when police attempted a traffic stop of a reckless driver near Coffeen and Brundage Lane. The driver refused to stop and led the police on a high speed chase into Johnson county, where he crashed. The driver, later identified as 19-year-old Taran Schlegel of Banner, jumped out of the wrecked vehicle and led police on a short foot pursuit before being apprehended. Schlegel has been charged with Eluding, DUI, Larceny and Reckless Driving.

Sheridan Police received six other reports Saturday involving stolen vehicles as well as five vehicle burglaries and three vehicles that were severely vandalized. Sheridan Police Lieutenant Chris Dahmke.

As far as if the high speed chase and other incidents are related?

Dahmke indicated that all vehicles involved, either stolen, vandalized or burglarized, were unlocked, and that all the stolen vehicles had their keys left in them prior to the thefts. All of the stolen vehicles were recovered in the Sheridan area. Anyone with any information on this matter is asked to contact the Sheridan Police Department Detective Division at 672-2413.

Original Story by Tracee Davis
The Sheridan Police Department is seeking information related to multiple vehicle thefts, burglaries and vandalism over the weekend.

The incidents started when police attempted a traffic stop of a reckless driver near Coffeen and Brundage Lane. The driver refused to stop and led the police on a high speed chase into Johnson county, where he crashed. The driver, later identified as 19-year-old Taran Schlegel of Banner, jumped out of the wrecked vehicle and led police on a short foot pursuit before being apprehended.

Later Saturday afternoon, police received six other reports involving stolen vehicles as well as five vehicle burglaries and three vehicles that were severely vandalized.

Police have not indicated whether the high-speed chase and vehicle disturbances are related, as all complaints are under investigation. All vehicles affected were left unlocked, and all stolen vehicles had keys left in them.

The complete police media release is attached below. Sheridan Media anticipates further comment from the police department later today.

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