Remsen Man Was Pursuing Alleged Gas Drive-Off Suspect When He Crashed

Date posted - March 21, 2012

Last week, we reported that a Remsen man was taken to a hospital after an accident near Granville on Saturday.

While that was apparently true, now we have received what Paul Harvey would have called, “the REST of the story.”

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reported that about 6:05 PM, 56-year-old Peter Heidesch of Remsen was driving a 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass northbound on Marsh Avenue, about a quarter mile north of Granville when he lost control of the vehicle, which entered the east ditch, rolled and collided with a utility pole.

Heidesch was transported to the Orange City Hospital by private vehicle, and his vehicle sustained about $3,000 in damages.

Now the Sheriff’s Office reports that upon further investigation it was found that Heidesch, an employee of the Shortstop convenience store in Granville, was pursuing another vehicle after that person allegedly left the convenience store in Granville without paying for their fuel.

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information about the vehicle that left without paying for gas. The vehicle is described as a white Ford Taurus or similar vehicle and was driven by a white male, age 17‐19 years of age with a slender build.

If anyone has information concerning this incident, they are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office by phone, email or by using the text‐a‐tip program. They say you may remain anonymous.

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