Police have released details of the incident which led to several pursuit vehicles being seen around Barkston Heath on Wednesday evening.
The Journal heard from members of the public who saw up to nine police cars on the High Dyke and surrounding roads during rush hour.
Lincolnshire Police have now confirmed that at 5.20pm on October 29 they received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Avenue Road in Grantham.
It was thought that some of the occupants had been involved in thefts from shops on Grantham High Street shortly before.
A number of officers were deployed to pursue the vehicle, a Volvo V40, which was eventually stopped in a recycling centre on the High Dyke.
Three people were arrested at the scene, and two have been charged.
Keela Sneap, 43, of Flewitt Gardens, Nottingham, has been charged with two counts of theft from a shop and has been bailed to appear at Grantham Magistrates’ Court on November 17.
Graham Butterworth, 37, of Hunt Close, Nottingham, has been charged with three counts. These are theft from a shop, driving a vehicle whilst unfit through drugs, and failure to stop.
Butterworth has also been bailed and will also appear at Grantham Magistrates’ Court on November 17.
The third person, a 39-year-old Nottingham man who was arrested on suspicion of theft from a shop, has been released without charge.