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Iowa State Patrol arrest 14-year old girl involved in car chase with a stolen patrol car

Amber Mohmand
Des Moines Register
A 14-year-old girl was involved in a police chase with a stolen patrol car.

A 14-year-old is in custody after Iowa State Police say she was involved in a car chase with a stolen Coon Rapids patrol car.

Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Alex Dinkla said Sunday that the 14-year-old girl was the only person in the stolen patrol car and was driving over the speed of 110 miles per hour.

Police caught up to the stolen vehicle at Highway 141 near Perry.

The 14-year-old girl is in custody and charged with first-degree theft, theft of firearms, eluding and several other traffic-related charges.

No injuries were reported, but there is damage to the Coon Rapids vehicle as well as a Perry Police Department patrol vehicle, Dinkla said. 

Coon Rapids police along with officials in Perry, Dallas, Guthrie and Greene counties in Iowa are assisting with the investigation. 

An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the patrol car was taken from Minnesota.

Amber Mohmand covers breaking news for the Des Moines Register. She can be contacted at amohmand@registermedia.com or on Twitter @ambermohmand.