Man arrested after stealing Bagley police car

Shane Teigland
Shane Teigland(Clearwater County, MN Sheriff's Dept.)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 8:45 AM CDT
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BAGLEY, M.N. (Valley News Live) - A 27-year-old man is facing several charges after breaking the side window of a Bagley police car, getting in and driving away with it.

Shane Teigland, of Shevlin, Minn., is charged with felony theft of a firearm, first-degree DUI, fleeing a police officer and theft of a vehicle.

Court documents say shortly before 1 a.m. on July 31, Teigland led officers on a pursuit after stealing the vehicle.

A Clearwater County deputy first located the stolen vehicle on Lower Rice Lake Road and tried to pull the vehicle over, but documents state Teigland didn’t stop.

Teigland was arrested in Mahnomen after an unsuccessful attempt at using spike strips to stop him, as well as two failed PIT maneuvers. Court documents say the third PIT is what finally lead the pursuit to an end. The pursuit lasted approximately 25 miles, and varied in speed from 45 to 85 mph, documents state.

While searching the vehicle, court documents say deputies found a mostly consumed bottle of vodka.

Officials state the stolen squad car suffered significant damage in the accident, and state additional charges will be filed once the City of Bagley receives a damage estimate.

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