Cicero Police responded about 1:00 p.m. Saturday March 3, 2018 to a report of a vehicular hijacking at 5011 West Cermak Road. Police searched the area and checked surveillance video at local businesses.
Following a police investigation, the callers — two Chicago residents — were charged with making a false claim of a vehicular hijacking and a kidnapping to Cicero police, according to the Cicero Police Department.
Jeremy Ingram, 25, and Zada Williams, 21, were charged with felony disorderly conduct after police said they falsely claimed their vehicle was carjacked with a 4-year-old in the backseat.
In a second call to 9-1-1, Zada Williams told dispatchers that Ingram’s nephew was in the back seat of her car. Williams told police she is the owner of the car.
Police became skeptical about the call when Zada Williams told police her nephew was 2-years-old, just after Jeremy Ingram had told police the child was 4 years-old.
Ingram and Williams later told police that the report of a vehicular hijacking and the missing nephew was false. They told police that their car had been stolen while they weren’t present near the vehicle. Ingram and Williams said they lied to create a higher priority search for their stolen car.
Jeremy Ingram and Zada Williams are scheduled for bond court Monday March 5, 2018 with a preliminary hearing set for Tuesday, March 13,2018 in Cook County Circuit Court, Maywood.
Jeremy Ingram, felony disorderly conduct suspect.
Zada Williams, felony disorderly conduct suspect.
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