BELOIT, Wis. (WTVO) — A stolen 2017 Dodge Challenger and a handgun were recovered after police arrested a 17-year-old suspect who led them on a high speed chase from Janesville to Beloit on Tuesday evening.
Police say the vehicle and the handgun were stolen during a home burglary in the 2000 block of Cobblestone Court.
At around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a Rock County Sheriff’s Officer spotted the vehicle in Janesville, driven by 17-year-old Christian Kayser, and attempted to make a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled.
At 6 p.m., deputies spotted the vehicle again, this time on Highway 51 headed towards Beloit. Police from Beloit and the Town of Beloit joined the chase, which was halted at points for safety concerns.
Police say as Kayser drove through the City of Beloit, he struck the squad car of a Rock County Sheriff’s Deputy, who was not injured.
Eventually, Kayser was taken into custody at the intersection of Colley and Milwaukee, and a handgun was recovered from the vehicle.
Kayser was charged with Burglary, Fleeing, and a variety of other charges, according to the Beloit Police Department.