3 charged in police pursuit that ended on Bishop Ford Freeway

2014-02-24T14:50:00Z 2014-02-25T00:11:06Z 3 charged in police pursuit that ended on Bishop Ford FreewayJeanette Lach (219) 933-3267 jeanette.lach@nwi.com nwitimes.com
February 24, 2014 2:50 pm  • 

CALUMET CITY | Three Chicago men are charged in connection with a chase on Friday that ended when the suspects' vehicle crashed into two Calumet City squad cars on the Bishop Ford Freeway near 115th Street, police said.

Javier Aguilera, 21, of the 9000 block of Commercial Avenue, is charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, three counts of aggravated fleeing and eluding police, two counts of criminal damage to government property, two counts of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and 11 citations, according to a news release.

Charged with criminal trespass to vehicle are Johnathan Arevalo, 21, of the 8000 Block of Exchange Avenue, and Joshua Harris-White, 19, of the 3000 block of 80th Street.

At about 2:30 p.m. Friday, a caller told Calumet City police their vehicle, which had been stolen in Chicago on Thursday, was now seen at the intersection of Torrence Avenue and Sibley Boulevard heading west on Sibley, police said.

A patrol officer spotted the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop at which point a pursuit ensued through Dolton and Riverdale where the suspects were involved in two separate accidents, but no major injuries were reported.

The suspects then entered the Bishop Ford Freeway at 130th street, exited at 115th Street and then turned back onto the freeway heading south in the northbound lanes, police said.

Calumet City police tried to cut off the vehicle and it crashed into the police cars not far from 115th Street near Chicago's Pullman neighborhood. No one was injured in the collision although one car sustained extensive damage. 

The crash ended the chase but one male subject fled on foot and has eluded police despite an extensive search. The three others were taken into custody. There were no injuries to either the suspects or responding officers.

All southbound lanes and all but one northbound lane on the expressway were closed for about a half hour.

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