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Illinois Couple Arrested After Vehicle Thefts, Chase With Police In Southeast Iowa

A Police chase in Ottumwa Tuesday morning involving a stolen vehicle from Bloomfield has landed two behind bars. Police spotted a Truck matching the description of the stolen vehicle on the City’s East side when they attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver fled, taking police on a chase that concluded on the South side after the stolen vehicle collided with two squad cars. Taken into custody were 48 year old Jeffery Penca of Collinsville, Illinois and 40 year old Alicia Ann Moesner also of Collinsville.

The pair allegedly stole a vehicle in Northeast Missouri before taking the other in Bloomfield. Penca has been charged with felony eluding, two counts of possession of stolen property, assault on a peace officer, interference with official acts, criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident. Moesner is charged with interference with official acts. Additional charges are pending in Davis County, Scotland County, Missouri and Illinois.

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