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Edgerton man arrested after pursuit

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staff, Gazette
August 29, 2012

— An Edgerton man used a stolen vehicle to lead police on a pursuit Monday that spanned nearly 20 miles before officers were able to take him into custody, police say.

According to the Edgerton Police Department:

Police arrested Andrew A. Hopp, 25, Edgerton, on a slew of charges after he tried to flee in a vehicle that police suspect he took from Yeske Construction, 427 W. High St., Edgerton, during a burglary sometime Monday.

At about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, Edgerton police spotted the vehicle traveling on West Lawton Street.

Police reported the vehicle fled east and then went south out of Edgerton on Highway 51.

Deputies from the Rock County Sheriff's Office tried unsuccessfully to deploy stop sticks at the intersection of Highway 51 and West Russell Road just north of Janesville. Hopp then drove east on Russell Road and north on Neville Road to Highway 59 and re-entered Edgerton from the east.

The sheriff's office punctured the vehicle's tires with stop sticks at Highway 59 and Highway 51 in downtown Edgerton.

Hopp continued west to Dallman Road on the city's west side before he pulled over in a ditch, police reported.

Police booked Hopp at Rock County jail on counts of burglary, theft, operating without owner's consent, operating while intoxicated, fleeing an officer and several other citations.



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