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Cedar Lake police arrest suspect after high-speed chase ends in vehicle crash

Cedar Lake police arrest suspect after high-speed chase ends in vehicle crash



A man was arrested on suspicion he caused a two-vehicle crash Friday during a police pursuit in Cedar Lake.

An officer was dispatched 10:30 a.m. Friday to a scrap metal center in Cedar Lake to identify suspects possibly involved in catalytic converter thefts in Glendale Heights, Illinois, according to a police report.

The officer observed when he arrived a man standing near several catalytic converters and talking with staff, the report states. A manager told the officer he believed the man was selling stolen car parts.

The man left the store in a gray Chevrolet Camaro while the officer spoke with the manager, the report states. The officer followed the suspect vehicle and attempted to stop it in the 13000 block of 135th Avenue, but the vehicle ignored police sirens, weaving through traffic at a high rate of speed.

The suspect vehicle struck a pick-up truck at the intersection of West 125th and Calumet avenues, flipping several times before landing in the front yard of a nearby home, the report states. 

The man fled to a barn near the home, but when he was unable to enter it, he complied with police commands to lay on the ground, the report states.

The man was identified as Ricardo L. Foster, 25, the report states. Foster was transported to a local hospital after complaining of back pain. After being treated and cleared, he was transported to Lake County Jail.

Police are seeking charges against Foster on two counts resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness, reckless driving and two traffic citations.


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Lake County Courts and Social Justice Reporter

Steve covers Lake County courts and social justice issues for The Times. The UW-Milwaukee graduate joined The Times in 2016 after reporting on criminal justice in New Mexico and Wisconsin.

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