Two arrested following pursuit for shoplifting, hit-and-run
Four law enforcement agencies were involved in a Wednesday evening pursuit that resulted in the arrest of two individuals for alleged shoplifting and a hit-and-run crash.
Ulanda TwoHearts, 27, of Fort Totten, N.D., and Brittany Reyes, 27, of Fargo, are being held in the Stutsman County Correctional Center on suspicion of shoplifting, fleeing or attempting to elude and for outstanding warrants, said Lt. Sid Mann, evening shift supervisor of the Jamestown Police Department.
Jamestown police officers responded to a 7:47 p.m. call regarding two alleged shoplifters taking approximately $1,100 in unpaid merchandise from Walmart. The suspects reportedly left in a sedan that struck another parked car in the parking lot.
A Jamestown police officer attempted to stop the sedan in the 1300 block of 4th Avenue Northwest, Mann said. The suspect kept driving, heading south and east until reaching N.D. Highway 20 and continued into Stutsman County.
The incident was not a high speed pursuit at any time, he said.
The sedan left the road to avoid spike strips at mile marker 18 that were placed by deputies from the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office. The sedan went into a field and became stuck at around 8:20 p.m.
There were no reported injuries to either the driver, identified as TwoHearts, or Reyes, the passenger, he said.
Barnes County Sheriff’s Department, Valley City Police Department and the North Dakota Highway Patrol also responded to the pursuit, Mann said.