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Car Burglary Suspect Flips Car, Dodges Police: Blotter

A car burglary suspect led police on a brief chase on 159th Street before driving his car into Cindy's Pub's parking lot and flipping it over the guardrail and down a 30-foot embankment. The suspect then exited the car and escaped police on fo

Oak Forest police were led on a brief car chase down 159th Street and through a local pub's parking lot, before a car burglary suspect flipped his car over a guardrail, down a 30-foot embankment and escaped on foot Jan. 14.

While on patrol in the 6100 block of 159th Street Monday night, police noted a suspicious subject standing next to a vehicle in the Oliver's Bar and Grill parking lot, the scene of several car burglaries in recent months. Officers pulled into the lot and noted a car exit and drive down 159th Street at a high rate of speed.

Officers followed the car down 159th Street before its driver made an abrupt u-turn, reversing direction down 159th Street before pulling into Cindy's Pub. Officers noted a male black, approximately 35-40 years old, behind the wheel of the car.

The driver headed to the back of the lot, before stopping at a guardrail, accelerating, and flipping the car over the rail and down a 30-foot embankment.

Officers called in a K-9 unit, as well as the Oak Forest Fire Department, to help track the suspect. The fire department's thermal scanner was used to check the area for possible traces of body heat that would lead officers to the suspect's location.

Officers did not locate the suspect.

Officers went back to Oliver's where they found a vehicle with a back window broken out. The owner of the vehicle said a black laptop bag and another black bag were missing from the vehicle. The two bags were located inside the crashed car.

Officers found the registered owner's driver's license in the crashed car. The suspect's parents came to the Oak Forest police station, where they told officers their son now lives in Harvey, although they did not know an exact address. His parents were advised to tell the suspect to come to the police station for questioning.

Charges are pending.

Josh Wagner January 18, 2013 at 11:44 PM
haha.. I didn't write that... someone has my password... thats good!
Josh Wagner January 18, 2013 at 11:45 PM
or someone made an account with the same name....
Josh Wagner January 19, 2013 at 12:11 AM
I didn't leave most of these comments.. someone is having some fun. I'm sure it's one of my friends... sorry... but that is funny.. lol
Sara January 19, 2013 at 02:55 AM
My car was broken into at Oliver's a few months ago. I didn't have any valuables but had to pay for a broken window. I think cameras need to be put in place to catch these people. At least there is a lead on one guy!
jj January 20, 2013 at 02:52 AM
How about the police get more proactive, racial profiling would be a good start

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