Two suspects were taken into custody with the help of bystanders after the suspects allegedly stole from Walmart and fled from police in Huntley on Saturday.
The Huntley Police Department responded to a report of a retail theft call at the Walmart, 12300 Route 47, around 2:36 p.m. Saturday.
Huntley Deputy Police Chief Michael Klunk said that the caller advised police the suspects were fleeing the parking lot in a vehicle.
A responding officer located a vehicle matching the description and attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of Mill Street and Grove Street.
The occupants fled on foot from the vehicle, which was reported stolen out of Elgin, Klunk said.
A search ensued for the suspects and one of the suspects was located in a nearby garage tampering with another vehicle around 2:50 p.m.
Multiple police departments responded to assist in the search for the second suspect. A canine unit also responded.
A resident reported seeing a person take a bicycle from a residence on Timer Drive around 25 minutes later, Klunk said.
The person closely resembled the description of the second suspect being sought, Klunk said.
Another resident nearby reported a person wearing a tank top, which was out of the normal for the weather, on Sawgrass Drive.
Officers located the subject around 3:17 p.m. and determined he was the second suspect being sought.
Luis M. Arreola, 35, of the 0-100 block of South Crystal Street in Elgin, was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding, driving without a valid driver’s license, and disobeying a stop sign.
Damian A. Franco, 31, of the 600 block of Grace in Elgin, was charged with burglary, possession of methamphetamine, aggravated fleeing and eluding, and obstructing justice.
Both suspects were transported to the McHenry County Jail where Arreola remains held on a $15,000 bond and Franco remains held on a $50,000 bond.