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Mesa police use Grappler device to stop stolen vehicle carrying 4 suspects

Jul 20, 2022, 2:04 PM | Updated: 4:40 pm

(Mesa Police Department Photo)...

(Mesa Police Department Photo)

(Mesa Police Department Photo)

PHOENIX — Mesa police used a grappler device to stop a stolen vehicle during a pursuit Wednesday, authorities said.

Officers started the chase of the tan SUV after the department got a stolen vehicle hit on a license plate reader near Country Club Drive and Hampton Avenue, according to a Mesa Police Department press release.

The vehicle was tracked to a nearby Home Depot parking lot, where officers tried to stop the vehicle before it sped away.

An unmarked unit caught up to the car on Country Club Drive and used the Grappler to bring the stolen vehicle to a stop.

The Grappler is a device mounted on the front bumper of a patrol car that deploys a heavy-duty nylon net that disables the vehicle being chased.

All four occupants of the car were detained. One of the suspects was taken to a hospital after being hit with a bean bag round.

Southbound Country Club Drive was closed in the area. There was no estimated time for reopening.

No other information was available.

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Mesa police use Grappler device to stop stolen vehicle carrying 4 suspects