Police: Man steals car in Volo, leads officers on chase to Waukegan

Arrested man was among at least 3 involved in stealing vehicles in Lindenhurst, Lincolnshire

As a police chase continued, the driver of this Kia struck a utility pole in the area of Williamsburg Drive and Berwick Boulevard in Waukegan.

VOLO – A man is in custody after stealing a car in Volo and leading police on a chase, police said.

About 7:55 a.m. Dec. 15, Lake County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 1100 block of Bellows Way in Volo for a report of a stolen vehicle, according to a news release. The victim reported that he went outside and noticed his 2022 Kia Stinger was stolen from his driveway. The victim reviewed video surveillance and saw a white SUV pull up to his driveway about 7 a.m.

Two men in their late teens or early 20s exited the SUV and approached the Kia. One got into the driver’s seat of the Kia and backed down the driveway, police said.

Sheriff’s deputies worked with the victim to track the stolen vehicle. Using traffic cameras, sheriff’s telecommunicators were able to find the stolen vehicle. Telecommunicators and responding deputies noted the Kia was in a caravan with the white SUV (determined to be a Hyundai Tucson) and a black Dodge Charger. It was determined the Hyundai was stolen from Lincolnshire and used in an earlier attempted vehicular hijacking with a firearm in Round Lake, according to the release. The Dodge was stolen from Lindenhurst.

Sheriff’s deputies found the caravan of stolen vehicles in the area of Green Bay Road and 33rd Street in Beach Park.

Sheriff’s deputies tried to stop the stolen vehicles, but the drivers of all three fled. Sheriff’s deputies pursued the vehicles for about four miles. During the pursuit, the Dodge Charger continued south when the Kia and Hyundai turned on a side street in Waukegan.

As the chase continued, the driver of the Kia struck a utility pole in the area of Williamsburg Drive and Berwick Boulevard in Waukegan. The driver and passenger fled from the Kia.

The driver quickly was apprehended by one of the pursuing deputies. The passenger was seen by a witness entering the stolen Hyundai and the driver of the Hyundai again fled.

Nobody was injured in the incident. The driver of the stolen Kia, an 18-year-old, was taken into custody.

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