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Posted on: November 22, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23-011709 Vehicle Pursuit, K-9 Track, OWI/OUID


Nature of Incident:  Vehicle Pursuit, K-9 Track, OWI/OUID

Incident #:  23-011709

Date & Time:  11/22/23 @ 1530hrs

Location:  Geneva Township, Van Buren County

Assisting Agencies:  Bangor Police


Sheriff Daniel E Abbott reports that on 11-21-23 Deputies were involved in a vehicle pursuit and K-9 track.  Deputies were on routine patrol when a vehicle committed several moving violations.  When the Deputy attempted to make a traffic stop a short pursuit ensued.  The pursuit went from County Road 681, West on 16th Ave, to the intersection at 60th St.  Where the suspect/driver lost control and went into a ditch.  The suspect fled on foot North from the area of the vehicle.  A K-9 Deputy was in the area and assisted with tracking the fleeing suspect.  The suspect was located and taken into custody several hundred yards from the vehicle.   The suspect was arrested without incident.  It is believed that the suspect was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs the suspect was taken to the hospital for further investigation.  The suspect was lodged at the Van Buren County Jail.  This incident remains under investigation.


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