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JANESVILLE

Two teenagers suspected in a car theft in Monroe were arrested Monday after a pursuit through part of Rock County, Janesville police said.

Law enforcement responded at 8:17 a.m. Monday when the owner of the stolen Honda Pilot SUV alerted authorities after tracking the vehicle to Rock County using a smartphone app, Janesville police Lt. Todd Kleisner said.

The vehicle was seen on Rockport Road in Janesville, and Janesville police initiated a pursuit. Rock County sheriff’s deputies deployed stop sticks, and two people fled from the vehicle along Plymouth Church Road near Afton.

Law enforcement officers from the sheriff’s office and Janesville, Beloit and town of Beloit police departments created a perimeter around the area where the two people were last seen.

Officers arrested the 17-year-old driver and a 19-year-old passenger. The driver admitted taking the car from Monroe and was arrested on a charge of felony fleeing and numerous traffic violations, Kleisner said. Names of the suspects were not available Monday.

No injuries were reported.

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