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Lyons police charge parolee with felony theft after hit-and-run

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 5:51 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013 5:52 p.m. CDT

LYONS — A parolee who left the scene of a hit-and-run accident March 13 has been charged with felony theft, police reported.

Chester M. Parzych, 50, of Streamwood, was arrested March 13 at his Streamwood home and charged with felony theft, driving with a revoked license and leaving the scene of an accident.

Police reported the hit and run accident occurred around 11:30 a.m. in the 8100 block of Ogden Avenue. Police said Parzych was driving a rental truck when he struck several vehicles in a parking lot and then sideswiped a vehicle near Ogden and Amelia avenues before fleeing.

Officers were able to locate the truck where it had been abandoned in a lot in the 3800 block of South Harlem Avenue. Inside, they found the truck loaded with property, including bicycles, a fax machine, rims and tires. Police were able to identify the fax machine as property that was stolen from a self-storage office in Schiller Park.

Police later identified the driver as Parzych, who they said rented the truck.

Parzych is currently on parole for prior theft convictions. Lyons police are seeking to revoke the status of his parole.

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