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UPDATE: Vehicle burglary suspect rolls car after fleeing police

Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 4:52 AM CDT
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WEST FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: Police now says that a burglary suspect rolled the car as he was driving away from officers.

At around 4:00 a.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to the area of 1227 Queen’s Way for a motor vehicle burglary that was in progress. The caller said a man broke a window to get inside a white SUV.

Police say that when an officer found him inside the vehicle, he hit the officer’s leg with it. The suspect then fled on Veteran’s Boulevard. Police deployed tire deflation devices at the intersection of Veteran’s Boulevard and 32nd Avenue E. The driver tried to avoid the deflation device and hit the raised median, causing the vehicle to roll.

The suspect was trapped inside and had to be extricated by the West Fargo Fire Department. The suspect and the injured officer were taken to the hospital, but the officer has been released.

Charges for arrest being investigated will include, but may not be limited to, aggravated assault on a police officer, fleeing in a motor vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, fictitious registration, and unlawful entry into a motor vehicle.

ORIGINAL: Emergency crews are responding to a rollover crash in West Fargo this morning.

The call first came in around 4:11am on 32nd Avenue East and Veterans Boulevard in West Fargo. Our photographer on scene says the vehicle is flipped over.

West Fargo Police Department, West Fargo Fire Department and Sanford Ambulance are still on scene.

There is no word yet on the extent of injuries or what led up to the rollover this morning.

Stick with Valley News Live as we update you with the latest information.

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