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Crime & Courts

Elmhurst police arrest 3 suspects in burglary, hit-and-run crash with squad car

Suspects fleeing the scene of a reported garage burglary in the 600 block of Fay Avenue hit a marked Elmhurst Police Department squad car in front of 429 West Ave. in Elmhurst, near Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church and Emerson Elementary School.
Suspects fleeing the scene of a reported garage burglary in the 600 block of Fay Avenue hit a marked Elmhurst Police Department squad car in front of 429 West Ave. in Elmhurst, near Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church and Emerson Elementary School.

ELMHURST – Elmhurst police have taken three suspects into custody in a burglary and hit-and-run crash involving a police vehicle, according to an Elmhurst Police Department news release.

The investigation remains ongoing, and as of the time of the release, it is believed the suspects may have been entering unlocked cars and garages in order to steal items of value and cars with keys in the ignition, the release stated. A fourth suspect is believed to have left the area.

Elmhurst police officers established a perimeter and began a systematic search of the area with the assistance of surrounding police agencies. The suspects were found at 463 W. North Ave., North and Ridgeland avenues, and in the 400 block of West Avenue. Police have recovered a loaded handgun from one of the suspects, according to the release.

Police responded at 5 a.m. Nov. 27 to the 600 block of Fay Avenue for a report of a prowler in the garage, the release stated. Responding officers observed two vehicles leaving the area and attempted to stop the cars. Both vehicles fled and struck a marked squad car in front of 429 West Ave., and the suspects fled the scene on foot. It has been learned the vehicles were stolen from Villa Park and Elmhurst, according to the release.

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