Two Florida men are in custody after allegedly burglarizing a car at a day care center, fleeing from Huntley police, and hitting several bystander vehicles while on the run.
Victor A. Ogiste, 22, and Calvin M. Rogers, 23, both of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, were each charged with burglary, criminal trespass to vehicle and theft. Rogers was also charged with two counts of reckless driving, two counts of improper lane use and two counts of leaving the scene of a property damage crash.
The Huntley Police Department said that police officers were called at 8:22 a.m. on Thursday to the KinderCare of Huntley, 12581 Princeton Drive, for a report of a car burglary.
The victim told police that several belongings were stolen from the vehicle, including a cellphone. The victim also identified the suspect vehicle as a white pickup truck with tinted windows.
The victim tracked their stolen cellphone to an area half a mile north along Route 47. Police officers located the suspect vehicle at another day care center, The Learning Tree Childcare Center, 11424 Rainsford Drive in Huntley.
The suspect vehicle exited the parking lot at a high rate of speed northbound on Route 47, police said. The vehicle was spotted in the Village of Lakewood and then also driving at a high rate of speed southbound on Route 47 a short time later.
Police said the vehicle was driving aggressively and struck several vehicles on Route 47 before coming to stop due to flat tires near Route 47 and Regency Square Parkway.
Ogiste and Rogers got out of the vehicle and fled eastbound on foot. Police arrested the men with the help of an off-duty police officer in a construction site at 12380 Route 47.
Both of the men are being held in the Kane County Jail while they await a bond hearing.