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Illinois duo arrested for burglary after high-speed chase

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Pedro Oliveira Jr.
June 26, 2009

Two Rockford, Ill., area men suspected in a Walworth County burglary were arrested Wednesday evening after a high-speed car chase that ended at the interchange of Interstate 39/90 and Interstate 43 near Beloit.


Driver Angelo J. Pipiton, 31, was arrested on suspicion of burglary, criminal damage to property, theft, fleeing and eluding and operating while intoxicated.


Passenger Allison M. Bronson, 24, was arrested on charges of burglary, criminal damage to property, theft and fleeing and eluding.


Both were being held at the Walworth County Jail on Walworth County charges and on an Illinois warrant for burglary.


Deputies began to pursue the car on Interstate 43 near Highway 14 in Darien Township, according to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office. The driver accelerated from the deputies at speeds up to 100 mph toward Rock County.


Deputies from Rock and Walworth counties and Clinton police officers attempted to deploy stop sticks but the vehicle avoided them.


At one point, the vehicle drove left of center into oncoming traffic, according to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office.


Beloit police officers spike-stripped the vehicle and the driver attempted to exit Interstate 43 onto Interstate 39/90.


The vehicle came to rest after it slid down an embankment from the exit ramp, according Walworth County officials.


Capt. Scott McClory, of the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, said the duo is suspected of an earlier burglary in Walworth County but declined to comment on the location because of ongoing investigations.



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