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5 in custody after vehicle stolen from Calumet City crashes in Hammond

A 13-month-old child in one of the vehicles was taken to a hospital and released later that day, police said.

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Five people were taken into custody after running out of a stolen vehicle that crashed in Hammond, Indiana, after leading police on a chase from Calumet City.
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Five people were arrested Sunday after a vehicle stolen in a carjacking in south suburban Calumet City led police on a chase into Hammond, Indiana.

Hammond authorities were dispatched at 12:50 p.m. to assist Calumet City officers in pursuit of a stolen vehicle, according to a statement from Hammond police.

The pursuit was sparked after officers spotted a black Ford Fusion with the back window shot out in the area of Sibley Boulevard and Merrill Avenue, Calumet City police said.

Officers followed the Fusion after a registration check found that the car had been stolen the night before, police said.

Responding officers surrounded the area after the car crashed into several other vehicles at 165th Street and Calumet Avenue in Hammond, police said.

No injuries were reported in the crash, according to police. A 13-month-old child in one of the vehicles was taken to a hospital and released later that day.

Four teens and an adult in the stolen vehicle tried to run, but were taken into custody, police said. The teens were all 16 or 17 years old, two of them from Hammond, one from East Chicago, Indiana, and one from Chicago. The adult is from Hammond.

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