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Four charged with burglarizing vehicles in Skokie

Stacey King and Shaterri Scott | Skokie Police

Four people have been charged with burglarizing several vehicles early Sunday in north suburban Skokie.

Officers saw four people pulling on door handles of parked vehicles in the 4900 block of Howard Street about 1:30 a.m., according to a statement from Skokie police. One person got into one of the vehicles, and the officers tried to take them into custody.

The four suspects tried to run away, police said, but three were taken into custody a few blocks east. The fourth suspect was arrested in the 7700 block of Skokie Boulevard.

One officer suffered a leg injury during the chase and was treated and released from Skokie Hospital, police said.

An investigation revealed that at least four vehicles had been burglarized, police said.

One of the suspects that was arrested had a set of car keys for a Dodge Stratus, which had been reported stolen Saturday from Clinton, Iowa, police said. The vehicle was recovered and taken to the Skokie Police Department for processing.

Stacey King, 26, of Chicago, was charged with one felony count of burglary and one misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, police said. Shaterri Scott, 21, of Chicago, was charged with one misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

A 16-year-old Iowa boy and a 15-year-old Iowa boy were each charged with burglary and referred to the Illinois Juvenile Justice System, police said.