Suspects in the theft of a cargo van from a Lisle car dealership Wednesday morning are still at large, according to a Lisle Police Department news release.
Bill Kay Chevrolet employees told the police that three individuals were on the lot around 10 a.m. as prospective buyers, when they obtained the key for a gold 2012 Chevrolet Express Van and drove off the lot, according to the release. The car is valued upwards of $59,000.
Police said they were called to the dealership at 10:27 a.m. for a "suspicious incident," when they were notified that the van had been stolen.
Employees told officers that two of the three individuals inspected the van and asked for the keys, and likely secured one without the salesperson's knowledge. When the salesperson went to tell the manager about the missing key, the third individual drove the van off the lot.
According to the police department's account of the pursuit: Police tried to stop the vehicle near the I-355 interchange, but the driver entered the southbound ramp. They followed the van as it left the interstate and continued their pursuit until they lost sight of it at Main and 55th streets in Downers Grove.
Officers used the stolen van's GPS features to locate it. Will County Sheriff Department deputies found it, abandoned in an unspecified area near .
Lisle and Illinois State police officers conducted a K-9 search, but did not find the suspects. Lisle police impounded the van to process for evidence.
Officials from the and the Will County Coroner’s office are investigating the death of a man who was found pinned under a Jeep Cherokee early Tuesday morning.
Michael Jason Morris, 32, 543 Emerson Court, was found by Bolingbrook police and fire officials at 12:47 a.m. after they were dispatched to his home for the report of a vehicle which fell on an individual.
Police said a neighbor made the call.
Upon arrival, officers found Morris under his vehicle and unresponsive. They were able to lift the vehicle while another officer pulled Morris out from underneath.
CPR was immediately administered before Morris was taken to where he was pronounced dead.
A preliminary investigation indicates Morris was underneath his vehicle working on the brakes and transmission. The vehicle was not elevated and was not secured to prevent it from rolling, police said. The vehicle rolled back on Morris, coming to rest on his upper torso.
Michael Richardson, 40, of 5209 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN, was charged with battery after repeatedly punching a repo man in a parking lot on Finley while the man was trying to repossess Richardson's car, Downers Grove police said.
According to the repo man, Richardson had driven away from his several earlier attempts to repossess the car, but the repo man continued to track the car via a GPS device.
In the parking lot, Richardson got out of the car and told the repo man to take the keys.
When the man sat inside the car, Richardson punched him in the head approximately three times through the open window, police said.
Police ran Richardson's name through LEADS and found a warrant for his arrest in Westmont, so after DGPD charged him with one count of battery he was transported to the Westmont Police Department to be booked for the warrant.
A burglar entered Jimmy John’s, 2445 W. 75th St., around 3 a.m. Friday through a hole in the wall between it and a vacant storefront, said.
Officers went to the restaurant in response to a motion-sensing alarm, which the manager believes scared off the intruder. Nothing appeared to be missing.
Detective Sgt. Steven Reed said at this time it is unclear how the offender got into the neighboring storefront. He declined to release any further information pending the investigation.
Anyone with information relating to the incident should contact the Detective Division at 630-971-3999.