A 15-year-old and an 18-year-old man, who was armed with a gun, were both taken into custody on Saturday after police say they burglarized multiple vehicles in Zion.
The Zion Police Department received multiple 911 calls of vehicle burglaries across a large area in the mid-morning hours on Saturday.
Officers on scene canvassed the area to locate additional vehicles that had been broken into, obtain suspect descriptions and collect other evidence.
The suspects were spotted entering a wooded area and officers quickly set up a perimeter to catch them, Zion police said.
Officers were able to arrest a 15-year-old juvenile but a second suspect fled on foot.
The second suspect, identified as Mark Williams, 18, of Zion, was quickly located and taken into custody.
Officers located a stolen, loaded handgun that Williams had discarded as he attempted to flee, police said.
The handgun had been stolen during a vehicle burglary in Zion less than a week prior.
Property from the burglaries was also recovered from the suspects and throughout the area through which they fled.
Williams is charged with three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of burglary to motor vehicle and one count of resisting a peace officer.
Multiple vehicle burglary cases are still under investigation and additional charges may be pending.
Williams appeared in bond court on Sunday and was given a $75,000 bond.
The 15-year-old juvenile was turned over to the Hulse Juvenile Detention Center in Vernon Hills with a referral for multiple counts of burglary.
Anyone with information on the burglaries is urged to contact the Zion Police Department at 847-746-4110 or Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.