Two pursuits in Howard County overnight
Fri, 12/21/2018 - 1:06pm admin
CRESCO - The Howard County Sheriff’s Department was involved in two high-speed pursuits on Dec. 20, 2018.
The first pursuit took place at approximately 6:45 p.m., when a Howard County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding near the intersection of County Road A-23 and Unity Avenue.
The vehicle continued east on A-23 at a high rate of speed and did not yield for the deputy, who had activated the squad emergency equipment.
The vehicle continued east on 50th Street and into Winneshiek County. The Howard County deputy continued to pursue the vehicle into Winneshiek County but lost sight of the vehicle near Harvest Farms Campground area. The pursuit was terminated due to the icy and curvy road conditions.
The vehicle is described as a light colored truck, possibly a newer Ford. The truck sits high and has four amber running lights along the top of the cab.
The second incidident took place at approximately 10:54 p.m., when a Howard County deputy attempted to stop a vehicle north of Cresco on Willow Ave. for a headlight out and other complaints.
The vehicle failed to stop and continued north, and a pursuit started northeast of Cresco between Howard and Winneshiek Counties. The pursuit ended in a bean field by Kendallville with the individual running on foot into a wooded area. The pursuit ended at 11:27 p.m., and a search of the area was made but was unable to locate the individual. Both cases remain under investigation by the Howard County Sheriff’s Office.