Two men and one male teenager have been arrested this week in wave of burglaries that spanned multiple suburbs and two counties.
At about 3:15 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, Alsip Police responded to an alarm at Pro Cars located in the 5600 block of 120th St., where they discovered a broken front window. While on the scene at about 3:20 a.m., another call came in for a burglary in progress at White Bear Liquor Store in the 12300 block of Cicero.
An Alsip officer observed four offenders exit the liquor store, get into a white Audi, and flee the scene despite the officer activating the emergency lights on his vehicle. The officer lost sight of the vehicle at 127th and Kedzie.
About an hour later, Villa Park Police spotted the same vehicle, which fled from officers when they attempted to stop it. Police deployed Stop Sticks that flattened the offenders’ rear tires, however the offenders continued to flee and entered onto the 294 South expressway. The vehicle was no longer operational by the time the offenders got to the area of 167th, at which point the trio fled on foot. Assisting officers from Midlothian, Markham, Country Club Hills, and Posen Police Departments chased and apprehended the offenders.
Police recovered two pistols equipped with “switches” during a search of the vehicle, which had been stolen from Hodgkins, Illinois. A switch is an illegal feature that turns the gun into an automatic firing pistol.
Through the course of the investigation, it was learned that the same crew was also responsible for a burglary in Downers Grove at about 2:20 a.m. the same morning.
Dominique Jones, 30, of Chicago, Keonte Porter, 19, of Riverdale, and a 17-year-old juvenile of Riverdale, were arrested.
The Cook County State’s Attorney Office reviewed the case and approved burglary charges for Jones and Porter. They were transported to the 5th District Courthouse for a bond hearing scheduled for 8 a.m. July 22, 2022. Their bond amount is not known at this time. The male juvenile was admitted to The DuPage County Juvenile Detention Center. Weapons charges are pending further investigation.