On May 10, 2023, at approximately 6:50 am, the Williston Police Department received a report of a stolen vehicle in the 1900 Block of E Dakota Pkwy.

Later, at approximately 1:14 pm, a Williston Police Department officer in a marked patrol unit, located the stolen vehicle and attempted to perform a felony traffic stop in the area of 4th Ave W and 17th St W.

The driver of the stolen vehicle fled at a high rate of speed from the officer. The Williston Police Department officer terminated the pursuit in the approximate area of the 1300 Block of Main Street due to the high speed of the fleeing vehicle.

The fleeing vehicle struck a Williston Police Department Community Service Officer in their work vehicle at the intersection of Main St and 18th St.

The Community Service Officer was transported for medical treatment of minor injuries. The name of the Community Service Officer is not being released at this time.

The stolen vehicle was located unoccupied in an apartment complex in the 4200 block of 16th Ave W.

The suspect was located and fled on foot from Williston Police Department officers and assisting agencies. The suspect was apprehended and is currently in custody. The name of the suspect is not being released at this time.

Actively, there is a heavy law enforcement presence in the area of the 4200 block of 16th Ave W. We ask that the community be patient if travels are slowed through the area as officers conduct their investigation.

This incident is currently under investigation and more information may be released as it becomes available.

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