Auroran charged in Joliet police chase
September 12, 2012 6:06PM
Updated: September 23, 2012 4:31PM
An 18-year-old Auroran has been charged with leading police on a chase through Joliet in a stolen car.
Justin R. Conley, of the 300 block of Pine Avenue in Aurora, was seen breaking into vehicles around 3:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of William Street, according to Joliet Police Cmdr. Rich Demick.
Demick said when a police officer responded to the scene, Conley ran to a car and sped away. The car, a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, had been reported stolen Sunday.
Conley ran seven stop signs en route to the 1100 block of Loral Avenue, where he struck a tree at the dead end, Demick said. He then jumped out of the car and tried to run, but was quickly caught by pursuing officers, Demick said.
Police said they found gloves, vice grips and jewelry inside the stolen vehicle. Conley was charged with motor vehicle theft, possession of burglary tools, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, resisting arrest and aggravated fleeing from police.
Johnathan Phillips, 24, 14500 block of University Avenue, Dolton, was charged with felonies aggravated battery of a pregnant person and unlawful restraint at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of East Galena Boulevard, Aurora police said. No further information was provided.
Lamarcus Spillers, 34, 1000 block of Oliver Avenue, Aurora, was charged with felony criminal trespass to residence at 9:45 p.m. Monday near Oliver and Arnold avenues, police said.
There may have been injuries when a motorcycle crashed Tuesday evening in Aurora. According to police, Douglas Jeczmionka was driving a motorcycle south on Farnsworth Avenue near Butterfield Road, when the car in front of him braked suddenly. Jeczmionka swerved to avoid the car, clipped the back corner of the vehicle and was thrown from his bike, police said. The car kept driving, but a semi behind Jeczmionka slammed on the brake to avoid hitting Jeczmionka, police said. Jeczmionka was charged with no insurance and failure to reduce speed. When the semi slammed on the brakes, it was hit from behind by another driver. That person, Kenneth Forslin, was charged with failure to reduce speed, police said. Police would not release the age or addresses for Jeczmionka and Forslin.
A purse and its contents, worth $10,445, was stolen near Galena Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue between 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. Monday, police said.
David Lodor, 25, 1000 block of Fifth Street, Aurora, was charged with stalking, obstructing a peace officer, aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and harassment by telephone at 10:38 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Newport Circle, police said.