URGENT URGENT U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 4-21-18 – 4:25 p.m. ET
Suspects, ATV identified: Wild Saturday afternoon chase pits Gladstone, MI cops against wild male juveniles on an ATV and motorcycle – winding around numerous streets of the town in and around a cemetery
Suspect roundup, ATV inspected – after juveniles teens led Gladstone Police on a Saturday chase involving a motorbike and an ATV – in and around a cemetery
By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
(Gladstone, MI) – A group of juveniles on a motorcycle and an ATV led police on a dangerous several mile pursuit through the streets of Gladstone, MI on Saturday afternoon – before police made the decision to end the chase for safety reasons.
Late reports indicated that officers found the suspect ATV – and are still looking for and questioning teen male juveniles.
The juveniles are wanted on a multitude of probate court charges – and were riding dangerously on a blue motorbike and a green and white squad four-wheeler ATV. The officer described the vehicle as a motorcycle during the chase and later described it as a motorbike (smaller vehicle than motorcycle).
The chase started about 3:15 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon, April 21, 2018. It ended about 7 minutes later.
Gladstone Police first spotted the juveniles on 29th Street – and the chase was on.
Streets and locations mentioned in the winding circular chase included 29th Street, Weston Avenue (several times), 27th Street, N. Bluff Street, a fire hall, the Fernwood Cemetery and at one point “heading toward M-35.”
The lead pursuit officer told another that the suspects were juveniles and both officers immediately had safety concerns.
One officer suggest that since the suspects are juvenile teens “it is probably correct to shut it down.”
The second officer said “I would agree.”
Police soon stopped the chase near Ketcham Street.
“Lets stop the pursuit all together,’ radioed one of the officers – as his siren blared in the background of his transmission.
Another said he could hear the ATV in the distance – and officers started driving around looking for parked vehicles similar to the ones in the chase.
“I can hear them toward South Hill Road doing circles,” one of the officer stated.
The officers were inspecting a nearby parked ATV on the 900 block of Loueda Avenue.
It appears it was the one of the two suspect vehicles.