Police chase ends on Bonnie Brae

A police chase that started in Midlothian ended up in the Fullersburg neighborhood of Hinsdale Monday night.

A construction trailer was reported stolen from a yard in Crestwood at about 10:15 p.m., Police Chief Brian King said Tuesday. Midlothian police began pursuing the suspect vehicle — a U-Haul with two suspects — when they observed it heading north on Interstate 294, King said. When Midlothian police terminated pursuit, an Illinois State Police helicopter and state police officers picked up the trail.

Hinsdale police monitor pursuits that travel through its jurisdiction, King said, so they were aware when the suspect vehicle exited 294 to head west on Ogden Avenue, still followed by the helicopter and squad cars.

The vehicle headed north on Madison Street and west on Bonnie Brae, ending up in the driveway of the last house on the block. Two individuals fled on foot, heading toward the IBLP property, King said. Officers from Clarendon Hills and Oak Brook joined those from Hinsdale to assist state police. One of the offenders was quickly taken into custody by Oak Brook police and was turned over to Crestwood.

A search for the second suspect continued with a K-9 unit from Villa Park, with no success.

“We subsequently learned the offender had made his way to BP Amoco station at Ogden and York, where he asked somebody to borrow their phone and he called for a ride,” King said.

Neighborhood residents were not notified because of the nature of the crime and the lack of a threat to the community, King said.