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The Deerfield Police Department has five subjects in custody after a vehicle, believed to be stolen, crashed into two other vehicles on Lake Cook Road near the Northbrook-Deerfield border, according to Thomas E. Keane, deputy chief of the Deerfield Police Department.
According to Keane, the Kenosha Police Department alerted towns along Route 41 that it was tracking a stolen vehicle that was reportedly in the area.
The vehicle made its way into Highland Park when an officer saw it turn onto Lake Cook and proceed Westbound, according to Keane. Per Keane, the vehicle then turned down a street near P.F. Chang’s, turned around and proceeded eastbound on Lake Cook.
The vehicle next attempted to go between two cars, which were stopped at the traffic light, and made contact with both, resulting in a traffic accident that disabled the vehicle, per Keane. Shortly after, a Deerfield officer pulled up to the scene and saw the subjects from the stolen vehicle attempt to flee the scene.
With the assistance of the Northbrook and Highland Park Police Departments, the Cook County Sheriff’s Department, and other local agencies, five individuals are now in custody.
“They are an assortment of adults and juveniles,” Keane told The Northbrook Tower. “No one has been officially charged yet. We’re still investigating and working with Kenosha Police Department to try and determine what we have here.”
Keane confirmed that none of the subjects were armed.
Initially, the incident was believed to be an armed robbery at P.F. Chang’s. Both police departments, plus the restaurant, confirmed with The Tower the report on the police scanner was incorrect.