MT. ZION – One suspect has yet to be located after fleeing on foot from Mt. Zion police officers after a Wednesday evening car chase.
Lieutenant Mike Foster says two of their officers attempted to pull over a vehicle on Rt. 121 Wednesday evening, but once they initiated the traffic stop, the vehicle quickly accelerated. Foster says the vehicle attempted to make a fast turn onto Woodland Lane in Mt. Zion, but instead crashed into a parked vehicle at the Rainstorm Car Wash.
Mt. Zion Police say two suspects then fled on foot. The two responding officers were able to apprehend the driver of the vehicle. After running the license plates, the police found out the vehicle had been reported stolen in Sullivan, IL.
Lt. Foster says the Macon County Sheriff’s K-9 unit was called in to assist in locating the passenger of the vehicle, but as of 1:40 p.m. Thursday, they have not located the second suspect. Foster says they have no reason to believe the suspect is dangerous to the public. He says they are currently following up on “good leads” into the whereabouts of the passenger.
Police say the stolen vehicle did damage a telephone utility box and the parked vehicle. Foster could not release the name of the driver because the suspect was a juvenile. The driver was transported to the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center.
Although the other suspect is still on the loose, Lt. Foster says you “shouldn’t be worried.” However, Mt. Zion Police are asking you to call (217) 864-4012 if you have any information on this incident.