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Markham said many factors are considered when police determine whether a chase should be continued.
“[Officers] need to take a lot of things into consideration – weather conditions, traffic, time of day,” Markham said.
It had begun to snow at the time of Tuesday night’s incident.
About 9 p.m., a Barrington Hills police officer found the stolen Dodge. Andrews had struck a telephone pole on Haeger’s Bend Road just east of North River Road near Algonquin.
Andrews refused to cooperate with police and fire officials.
“We knew he was armed,” Markham said. “He was in the car and making threats toward the officers. At that point, he was given every opportunity to come out and surrender. He refused to cooperate, [and it] turned into almost a barricaded subject-type incident.”
Algonquin police, Barrington Hills police, McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies and members of the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System – a multijurisdictional SWAT team – worked to safely coax Andrews from the vehicle.
He surrendered about 9:50 p.m.
Markham said carjackings in the Algonquin area are rare.
“I’m not aware of any other ones that have happened recently,” Markham said.