Elmhurst police, DuPage County state’s lawyer announce fees towards boy, 13, in automobile theft from Wilkins Hyundai dealership

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Elmerst, IL (WLS) — A 13-year-old boy has been charged with stealing a automobile from an Elmhurst automobile dealership, resulting in a high-speed chase, suburban officers stated Tuesday.

A Chicago boy has been charged with possession of a stolen car, possession of housebreaking gear, property injury, and operating or trying to evade a police officer, DuPage County State Attorneys Robert Berlin and Elmhurst stated. Police Chief Michael McLean stated in an announcement.

Elmhurst Police responded to a name to 2 vehicles parked off North York Street simply earlier than 1:40 am on Monday. The car sped away when officers pulled up behind the 2020 Kia Forte and SUV, police stated.

Officers tried to cease the automobile with emergency lights on when it reached a pace of about 70 mph, police stated. Police stated the boy’s Kia Forte additionally slammed into oncoming site visitors.

Police then referred to as off the chase because of security issues.

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Shortly earlier than 3:15 a.m., Oak Park police discovered a Kia with a boy within the entrance seat. he was detained.

Police stated he smashed the automobile window earlier than driving out of the dealership’s car parking zone earlier that evening.

The teenage boy will probably be detained till his subsequent court docket look on January 13.

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