Police: Gang member tries to take rap for senior member involved in hit-and-run accidents
RIVERSIDE – Riverside police announced the arrest of two gang members on Friday, just a week after one of the men allegedly fled from a police officer in Riverside and caused multiple accidents as he drove away, before escaping on foot.
Michael Gracia, 21, of the 1300 block of Wisconsin in Berwyn, was arrested and charged Thursday, Oct. 31 with several felony counts and numerous traffic citations by the Riverside Police Department. Additional charges were filed by the Lyons Police Department for crashes that occurred on West Ogden Avenue.
The case against Gracia began Oct. 25 on Riverside Road just eat of Lawton Avenue when a Riverside police officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a 2001 Chevy van. According to police, the driver of the van, allegedly Gracia, pulled over initially and immediately threw his hands out the window to show the officer. The officer was approaching the van when it suddenly drove away, forcing another car off the road and to crash into a stop sign.
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