Ill. suspect arrested after stealing fire department command vehicle

Police officers were forced to break the window to get the suspect out the car before arresting him


By FireRescue1 Staff 

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — Police recovered a stolen Bridgeview Fire Department vehicle and apprehended a suspect, who allegedly took the battalion's chief's command SUV.

The emergency vehicle was left idling in front of the firehouse, according to Patch. When the suspect, described as a white male in his 50s, saw there was no one in the SUV, he climbed inside and took off.

Chicago police and a CPD helicopter followed and eventually apprehended the suspect during a confrontation. (Photo/Bridgeview Fire Department)
Chicago police and a CPD helicopter followed and eventually apprehended the suspect during a confrontation. (Photo/Bridgeview Fire Department)

Chicago police and a CPD helicopter followed and eventually apprehended the suspect during a confrontation that forced police officers to break the window of the vehicle and remove the suspect from the SUV.

 

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