Officials have identified a Fox Lake man wanted after he allegedly rammed a police squad during a police pursuit that began in Spring Grove and ended in Waukegan over the weekend.
A Spring Grove police officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop around 12:30 a.m. Saturday in Spring Grove, according to Spring Grove Police Chief Michael Niedzwiecki.
Officers were attempting to stop a 2005 Ford F-350 pickup truck because it was reported as stolen.
Officers originally attempted to stop the Ford and its driver on State Park Road near Route 12.
The driver failed to stop for officers and subsequently struck a Spring Grove police squad while attempting to flee, Niedzwiecki said.
The driver and vehicle led officers on a chase that went into Wisconsin and entered Lake County.
Officers deployed spike strips on the Ford and the chase ended in Waukegan near Leith Avenue and Atlantic Avenue.
The driver fled on foot after the Ford was rendered inoperable, Niedzwiecki said.
Officers detained an occupant of the vehicle, who was believed to be a passenger, according to police radio traffic.
Canine units responded but the driver of the vehicle was able to successfully flee.
Niedzwiecki said on Wednesday that investigators have identified the driver as Brandon M. Vice, 35, of the 0-100 block of East Grand Avenue in Fox Lake.
Vice is wanted on charges of aggravated fleeing and eluding, possession of a stolen vehicle and driving while license revoked.
Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of Vice as he is suspected of fleeing from other police departments as well.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Spring Grove Police Department at 815-675-2596.
Anonymous tips can be sent online at www.springgrovepd.com/take-action.