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Arrests made, firearms seized, auto recovered


Last updated 3/18/2020 at 4:25pm | View PDF

Two men were arrested and face felony charges after the Hinsdale Police Department, in cooperation with several law enforcement task force agencies, executed search warrants at 5 a.m. March 11 in south suburban South Holland and Dolton.

The warrants stemmed from a series of overnight burglary and auto theft investigations. Seven suspects, including two juveniles, were taken into custody as a part of the operation. Four firearms were seized and a stolen Audi A6 from Lyons was recovered from a garage at one of the locations. This same Audi was pursued earlier in the night by Hinsdale Police near 57th and Madison streets.

Malik Pearson, 18, of Harvey was turned over to the Naperville Police Department and has since been charged with residential burglary. Tommy Johnson, 22, was turned over to the McHenry County Sheriff’s department for a resisting arrest warrant. One other adult and two juveniles were taken into custody but were released without charges at this time. The investigation continues and police anticipate additional charges for other individuals.

States Attorney Bob Berlin and Hinsdale Chief Brian King announced that Christian Green, 18, has been charged with one count of residential burglary (Class 1 felony) and one count of aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle (Class 1 felony). Charges stemmed from a Feb. 9 incident when Green entered a garage on South Lincoln Street and stole a Jaguar. The Jaguar fled from Hinsdale police later that morning in south suburban Harvey. Green is currently in DuPage County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

Jarone Carter, 24 has been charged with one count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, a Class 2 felony. Carter is in DuPage County Jail on a $50,000. His charges involve the possession of a stolen Audi A6 in Hinsdale on March 10.

Hinsdale police acknowledged the work of their law enforcement partners — the South Barrington Police Department, Highland Park Police Department, Wilmette Police Department, DuPage MERIT, Cook County SSERT, MCAT and NORTAF task forces.

“This is a continuing investigation,” Hinsdale Chief Brian King said. “We are working with our law enforcement partners and the DuPage County States Attorney’s office to identify additional offenders and lodge additional charges.”

Police remind residents to be vigilant and lock their cars and secure there fobs.


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