Two squad cars struck in police pursuit of suspects who reportedly stole Glencoe Public Works equipment
UPDATED WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31: Three suspects reportedly involved in this incident have been charged.
• The alleged driver, Kawann L. Moore, 35, was charged with multiple crimes, including felony theft of government property, felony aggravated fleeing and eluding causing over $300 in damage, as well as misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident and fleeing and eluding. His court date is April 26.
• The two passengers, Dalvin D. Johnson, 27, and Omar A. Smith, 33, were both charged with misdemeanor theft under $500. Their court date is April 12.
Police are questioning three suspects after a string of incidents Tuesday, March 23, during which they allegedly stole equipment from a Glencoe Public Works truck.
A witness reported seeing the driver of a Toyota SUV exit their vehicle, enter the truck and take a piece of equipment in the 800 block of Grove Street, according to Deputy Chief Rich Weiner, of the Glencoe Public Safety Department.
It was later discovered a new sewer camera was stolen from the truck, Weiner said in an email to The Record North Shore.
“The witness provided an excellent description, and the vehicle was spotted by patrol units,” he added.
According to police, once police officers located the vehicle in the 600 block of Dundee Road, they positioned squad cars behind and in front of the SUV.
“(The) driver didn’t want to stick around and backed up into the squad behind and pushed the one in front as he jumped to curb to flee,” Weiner said.
The driver and occupants of the SUV were taken into custody for questioning and the sewer camera was recovered. There were no reported injuries, Weiner said.
As of press time, the suspects have not been charged and there is no further information. Weiner said details will be released as the case develops.
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