Grand Forks Police confirm second chase within 24 hours

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The Grand Forks Police were dispatched to Kohl’s for a shoplifting in progress.

Before officers arrived, the suspect left the store and parking lot. Kohl’s Loss Prevention gave police a description of the individual and vehicle. Officers responded to the area where they located the suspect vehicle- a Gold Ford Ranger.

When officers tried to pull the suspect over, they fled from officers. The pursuit went South on Columbia Road, East on 36th Ave. South, and then continued North through a parking lot and over 32nd Ave. South. Due to the time of day and amount of vehicular traffic, officers terminated the pursuit.

Shortly after terminating the pursuit, the suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot from Officers near the 1900 block of 28th Ave. South. Officers observed the suspect and took him into custody behind an apartment complex.

The suspect was identified as Deandre Francis 35 Year Old Grand Forks Resident whom was arrested for theft, reckless driving, fleeing in a motor vehicle, and several outstanding warrants.

Grand Forks police have confirmed with Valley News Live that they responded to a second high speed chase Tuesday night; making it the second in just 24 hours.

Monday night, we broke to you that police were responding to a high speed chase that started in East Grand Forks and ended in Grand Forks. That chase was eventually called off because of safety reasons.

Police say the person in last night's chase was able to get away. There is no word yet as to if anyone is in custody, or even if the two chases are related.

Stick with Valley News Live as more information develops on this breaking story.