Police arrest man for brazen theft of Audi

Hinsdale police have arrested a 23-year old man for a midday auto theft that occurred last month in the village.

Deshun Williams was arrested Dec. 4 at Homan Avenue and Madison Street in Chicago and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The location of the arrest was a few blocks from where Hinsdale detectives had located and recovered the victim’s auto, a 2018 Navy Blue Audi Q5, which had been stolen from the 100 block of South Vine Street at 2:06 p.m. Nov. 15.

The victim was reportedly unloading items from the vehicle when another car pulled up. One of the individuals in that car exited, got into the victim’s vehicle and drove away. The victim’s purse and keys were inside the vehicle. The offender was described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s.

The vehicle the offender had arrived in was found abandoned on Walnut Street just east of Washington Street. It had been taken in a Forest Park carjacking the same day as Hinsdale’s auto theft.

Williams is currently in DuPage County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Hinsdale Police Chief Brian King said Williams’ place of residence is unclear. King also expressed the importance of solving this case as overnight automobile thefts in the village have increased in recent years, typically occurring at night to unlocked vehicles in which the key fobs have been left inside.

“We have arrested several individuals in these thefts and some of them have previously been associated with carjackings in other areas,” King said in a statement. “Although daytime auto thefts are rare in Hinsdale, we would like to stress the importance of residents locking their cars and securing the fobs regardless of the time of day.”