Felony charges sought for Wisconsin teen in stolen car crash

IRON MOUNTAIN – A 15-year-old Wisconsin resident was taken into custody this morning in Dickinson County after he allegedly rammed a police vehicle with a stolen car.

The name of the juvenile was not released by police.

Michigan State Police at the Iron Mountain post said at about 8:40 a.m. CST today, troopers and officers from the Iron Mountain City Police Department responded to a report of a stolen vehicle, which was being pursued by Wisconsin police toward Michigan near the border at Niagara.

Troopers said Iron Mountain police engaged the pursuit through their city. Troopers intercepted and overtook the vehicle in an attempt to warn oncoming traffic, troopers said in a news release.

The suspect allegedly then rammed the state police vehicle, causing the suspect vehicle to lose control, leave the roadway and overturn, troopers said.

Troopers said the crash occurred on U.S. 2 at Moon Lake Road in Breitung Township.

Police were seeking several felony charges against the juvenile.

Troopers and the suspect were taken by Integrated First Response EMS to Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, where they were treated and released.

State police said safety belts were worn by the occupants of both vehicles, with minor injuries suffered.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.