(ALSIP) A Chicago man and a juvenile have been charged in connection with a police chase that ended with a stolen SUV crashing into a home in southwest suburban Alsip early Wednesday.
Daniel Carr, 18, of the 7300 block of Maryland, was charged with two counts of burglary to a motor vehicle, one count of possession of burglary tools and one count of retail theft, according to Alsip police.
A 17-year-old, whose name was not released, was petitioned to juvenile court on a charge of reckless driving.
About 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, an Alsip police officer on patrol saw a red Ford SUV speeding westbound on 122nd Street with its headlights off, according to a statement from police.
The SUV turned north onto Laramie Avenue and the officer made a U-turn to follow, police said.
The SUV then headed west on 121st Place and, while trying to turn northbound onto Lockwood “at a high rate of speed,” it struck a home in the 12100 block of South Lockwood, police said.
The driver and passenger ran off, and were chased by police officers on foot, according to the statement.
The 17-year-old driver was arrested, and after a search, the 18-year-old passenger was also found, police said.
The SUV had been stolen from the area of 63rd and Ashland in Chicago, then was used in a shoplifting incident at the BP Earth Market at 12230 S. Cicero in Alsip, police said.
An Alsip police officer was treated and released at MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island for a minor knee injury suffered during the foot chase, according to the statement. No one in the house was hurt.
Court information was not immediately available and the suspects may face further charges in Chicago, according to Alsip police.