Police activity in the Elmhurst area as Elmhurst police were initially investigating a report of fleeing suspects from a property damage hit-and-run crash involving a stolen vehicle on I-290 eastbound at St. Charles Road near Elmhurst about 11:43 a.m. Saturday, September 26, 2020.
Four suspects jumped the wall from I-290 into a nearby neighborhood southwest of the interchange and were running in the area. The suspects tried to get picked up in an initially unknown white vehicle, where a driver apparently arrived to help them flee.
Elmhurst police officers attempted to stop the suspects in the white vehicle, which was stopped by police at Fair Avenue and May Street about three blocks from the I-290, St. Charles Road interchange.
Four suspects, described as male/black subjects, bailed out of the white car and immediately fled the scene on foot. Police apprehended one of the suspects by 12:03 p.m. near May Street and Fair Avenue. The apprehended subject was described as a male/black wearing a black T-shirt and black pants.
One suspect was described as a male/black with long hair, wearing a purple shirt, who was last seen running eastbound on May Street from Fair Avenue.
Another suspect was described as a male/black, wearing a black shirt with a red design, black jeans and white shoes.
Another suspect was described as a male/black wearing a blue and black sweatshirt with a white T-shirt underneath and black pants.
Another suspect was described as a male/black with long dreadlocks, wearing a dark blue or black fleece top, who was seen near Parkview and Fair Avenue about 12:27 p.m.
Three suspects on foot remained at large and may have left the Elmhurst neighborhood southwest of the I-290, St. Charles interchange after they were possibly picked up in a white Volkswagen Passat.
Police are also continuing to search for the stolen vehicle that was involved in the hit-and-run on I-290 near St. Charles Road and the driver of that vehicle.
The description of the stolen vehicle was not initially available, and it was not known if it might have been the Volkswagen Passat.
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