Police on Thursday arrested two Florida men they say stole from a vehicle parked at a child care center in Huntley, then struck several vehicles on Route 47 while fleeing officers.
The Huntley Police Department received a report of a burglary to a motor vehicle at 8:22 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release sent by the police department Friday morning.
The caller reported items were missing from the vehicle, including a cellphone, and gave police a description of the suspects’ vehicle, according to the release.
The caller used an app to pinpoint the missing phone’s location along Route 47, about half a mile north of the 12500 block of Princeton Drive, where the theft reportedly occurred.
Police drove to another child care facility in the 11400 block of Rainsford Drive and saw a vehicle matching the witness’ description, according to the release.
The white pickup truck with tinted windows left the child care facility at high speed and drove north on Route 47, according to the release.
Huntley officers notified surrounding police agencies, and the truck was again spotted in the village of Lakewood, then later driving fast south on Route 47, police said.
The driver was operating the truck in an aggressive manner and struck several vehicles on Route 47, according to the release.
The vehicle eventually came to a stop in the area of Route 47 and Regency Square Parkway after getting multiple flat tires.
The occupants took off east on foot, but an off-duty police officer helped police apprehend the men in a construction site at 12380 Route 47, the release stated.
Charged in connection with the theft and subsequent pursuit were 22-year-old Victor A. Ogiste and 23-year-old Calvin M. Rogers, both of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Both men are charged with burglary, trespass to a motor vehicle and theft.
Rogers is additionally charged with reckless driving, improper traffic lane use and leaving the scene of a property damage crash.
Burglary is a felony offense typically punishable by as many as seven years in prison.
Rogers and Ogiste remained at the Kane County Jail on Friday morning awaiting a bond hearing.
Huntley police have reached out to other agencies to see whether Rogers and Ogiste are wanted in connection with any additional crimes between Florida and McHenry County.