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Man flees Riverside Police on bike, eventually caught

RIVERSIDE – Riverside Police arrested a 27-year-old Brookfield man suspected of attempting to burglarize a vehicle after he fled officers on a bike.

Carlo D. Martinez, 27, of the 3100 block of Oak Avenue, Brookfield, was charged with resisting arrest after leading police on a chase Oct. 29. 

At 2:36 p.m., police received a call of a suspicious person looking inside vehicles in a parking lot at Riverside Road and Quincy Street. An officer saw a person on a bike crossing the railroad tracks and began to follow him. Another officer joined, and police eventually caught up to the suspect, later identified as Martinez, at 31st Street at First Avenue.

After telling him to stop, Martinez yelled, "No I'm not stopping. I have a warrant and I'm not going back to jail." After turning west onto 31st Street, officers exited their vehicles and tackled Martinez. He fought with the officers, but was eventually taken into custody.

At the station, police learned Martinez was wanted on an outstanding warrant for felony retail theft issued by the Cook County Sheriff's Police. 

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