Suspects crash into another vehicle while attempting to flee

By Dee Longfellow

For The Elmhurst Independent

Late Wednesday afternoon, the Elmhurst Independent learned that eight people had been taken into custody by the Elmhurst Police Department after an incident of auto theft and by a hit-and-run accident.

According to Elmhurst P olice Chief Michael Ruth, there were two separate pursuits that began around 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20 in the 200 block of Grantley.

Ruth said that several people were reportedly involved in the theft of a 2016 Infinity, which was parked in the driveway of a home on Grantley. The home’s resident confronted the suspects, who fled the scene in their own vehicle, striking another car at North Avenue &Emroy.

Police were able to stop the car involved in the chase and apprehend seven people at Second and Addison, following a brief foot chase. A short while later, the car stolen from the Elmhurst driveway was found at Des Plaines and Jackson Sts. in Forest Park. The driver of the stolen car had reportedly struck an apartment building and was taken into custody there.

Update reveals suspects, charges

Later in the week police reported thata stolen vehicle was subsequently recovered by the Forest Park Police Department after one of the suspects, JaameshaMcChristine, 19, of Chicago, crashed into an apartment building. McChristine was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, three counts of criminal damage and no valid driver’s license. Terrell Thomas, 19, of Chicago, was possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and obstructing identification. Tia Banks, 18, of Chicago, was charged with possession of stolen property and resisting arrest. Kurtis Berry, 22; Robin Howard, 20; and Terrance Nelson, 18, all of Chicago, were all charged with possession of stolen property. Two juveniles received juvenile petitions for possession of stolen property and resisting arrest.




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