Hinsdale police help out in area incidents

Hinsdale police assisted other suburban departments several times over the past week, according to Chief Brian King.

• Officers were able to spike a vehicle that had been chased from the scene of a Mercedes Benz of Westmont dealership burglary at 11:35 p.m. Nov. 11. The vehicle, spiked in front of the Land Rover on Ogden Avenue near Oak Street, became disabled on southbound Interstate 294, and one suspect was taken into custody. He was turned over to the DuPage County Sheriff.

• A Hinsdale officer spiked a car involved in an armed robbery in Schaumburg’s Woodfield Mall in which a woman with a small infant was held up at gunpoint by a male offender at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 9. The offender’s vehicle had been spotted in Oakbrook Center, Downers Grove and Westmont before the Hinsdale officer spotted it traveling eastbound on Ogden Avenue at Route 83.

The vehicle was pursued eastbound on Ogden by Hinsdale police units and an Oak Brook tactical unit. The offender threw a gun from the car at Ogden and Elm Street. The pursuit continued southbound until the car was ultimately disabled at Interstate 294 and 47th Street. The subject was taken into custody without incident and the robbery proceeds were recovered from the vehicle.

The offender was out on bond for a shooting/attempted murder at the time of the robbery. He was charged and detained as a public safety threat by DuPage County. He faces charges from the armed robbery in Cook County.

• Hinsdale officers found a vehicle at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 that had been taken earlier in the day during an aggravated vehicle carjacking in Chicago. They stopped the driver on 55th Street in Countryside and turned the offender over to Chicago detectives.