Case Number: DCSO 17-1655 and 17-1673; APD 17-1857
Date Reported: February 7th, 2017
Incident: Burglary, Indecent Exposure, Vehicle Pursuit
Location: Nelson, MN and Alexandria, MN
Jason Dennis Maloney, age 40, Perham, MN
On February 7, 2017 at 11:46 AM the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a Nelson resident reporting a burglary in progress at his house and that the suspect fled in a maroon Ford Explorer. The caller provided the license plate number for the suspect vehicle which registered to Maloney. Douglas County Deputies searched throughout the day, but were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.
At 7:58 PM a teenaged female called 911 reporting an adult male was seated in a vehicle in the Target parking lot exposing himself. The caller reported the suspect rolled his window down, so she drove away, but the suspect followed her in his vehicle around the Target parking lot. The caller reported the suspect vehicle was a maroon Ford Explorer and provided the license plate number, which was the same license plate number as the burglary suspect vehicle.
Once law enforcement arrived at Target, the suspect vehicle fled the parking lot southbound on the frontage road and failed to stop for the emergency lights and sirens. The suspect vehicle entered the Simonson Gas Station parking lot and then drove over the curb to the Perkins parking lot. The suspect vehicle continued fleeing from Douglas County Deputies and Alexandria Police Officers northbound on the frontage road toward Dakota Street, then across Highway 29 and southbound on the frontage road near Walmart. The fastest speed during the pursuit was 52 MPH on this frontage road. The suspect vehicle continued eastbound on Twin Blvd and stopped abruptly in the Menards parking lot, but then immediately accelerated again. A Douglas County Deputy performed a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) as the suspect vehicle turned southbound onto South Broadway Street. The suspect vehicle was disabled and the suspect driver was removed from the vehicle, but he physically resisted being handcuffed and attempted to run away.
The suspect was taken into custody and was transported by North Ambulance to the Douglas County Hospital with minor injuries from the icy and crusted snow. Two deputies and one officer also sustained minor cuts and scrapes from the snow.
The suspect is currently in the Douglas County Jail and the Douglas County Attorney's Office will review law enforcement reports in order to file the necessary and appropriate criminal charges for these incidents.
A Douglas County Sheriff's Office squad car was damaged during the pursuit after failing to negotiate the turn from 50th Avenue to South Broadway Street and coming to rest in the east ditch.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Alexandria Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol and North Ambulance were all involved in this incident.
Officer: Sgt. Ron Boyden, #209