2 suspects charged after theft led to high-speed Oak Brook police chase ending in Willow Springs

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Friday, May 17, 2024
2 charged after theft, high-speed police chase in southwest suburbs
Two suspects have been charged after a theft led to a high-speed Oak Brook police chase Wednesday, ending near an elementary school in Willow Springs.

WILLOW SPRINGS, Ill. (WLS) -- Charges have been filed Thursday after a high-speed police chase in DuPage County on Wednesday.

Police said two men wanted for stealing chainsaws out of a truck sped away from officers at speeds approaching 120 miles per hour.

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The suspects got out of the vehicle in Willow Springs and started running, police said.

Chopper7 was over the scene Wednesday, showing officers searching a neighborhood near an elementary school.

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One man was taken into custody near the school.

The second suspect, investigators say, was briefly held at gunpoint by a homeowner. He said he found the suspect hiding in his backyard where his nine-year-old was playing. That suspect was also eventually arrested.

No further information was immediately available.