Two suspects were injured and a third was caught by officers after the vehicle they were in crashed and burned following a pursuit by St. Charles police.
The single-vehicle rollover crash and fire occurred about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, near Route 59 and Stearns Road in Bartlett, St. Charles police said. Authorities helped two suspects from the burning vehicle and paramedics took them by Bartlett ambulance to an area hospital. They were treated and released, then arrested by St. Charles police.
The suspects, all from Florida, are wanted in connection with several thefts from motor vehicles that occurred near St. Charles and in Florida, police said. Police said they recovered items from the burglaries.
The driver of the vehicle, Harris Andrew Howard, 22, of Miramar, Florida, is charged with felony burglary to a motor vehicle and several misdemeanors, including fleeing and eluding police, obstructing and resisting a police officer, reckless driving, improper lane usage and not having a valid drivers license. Howard also was wanted by authorities in Florida, police said.
Enrico Nelson, 19, and a 16-year-old male juvenile, both of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, were both charged with felony burglary to a motor vehicle. Florida authorities also had issued an arrest warrant for the juvenile, police said.
According to police, prior to the crash a marked St. Charles squad car had chased the vehicle northbound on Kirk Road, but officers lost sight of it when it left St. Charles jurisdiction near Dunham and Army Trail roads. Police spotted the vehicle around 9:20 a.m. in the 400 block of North Kirk Road following a report at 9:15 a.m. of a suspected vehicle burglary in progress in the 900 block of Equity Drive, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune | Ted Slowik