Two men were arrested after they allegedly fled from a stolen vehicle in a Libertyville neighborhood, prompting a search by multiple law enforcement agencies.
A blue Toyota was observed traveling northbound on Milwaukee Avenue near Church Street around 3:18 p.m. Saturday.
The Libertyville police officer who spotted the vehicle learned that it was stolen, according to Libertyville Deputy Police Chief Chad Roszkowiak.
The officer alerted other officers and provided a description of the vehicle.
The officer followed the vehicle while waiting for additional units to respond to the area.
The driver of the stolen Toyota turned right onto Winchester Road and increased its speed, Roszkowiak said.
The officer located the stolen Toyota stopped at the dead-end street in the 400 block of East Winchester Road.
The officer observed a subject fleeing northbound on foot from the stolen Toyota through a backyard and into the woods.
Additional officers from Libertyville and surrounding law enforcement agencies assisted and later apprehended two subjects.
Roszkowiak said the two were identified as Thomas Brown, 29, of Fox Lake, and Desmond Horvat, 32, of Gurnee.
Both subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the Libertyville Police Department where they were charged and processed.
The case was screened with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Brown was charged with criminal trespass to vehicle, obstruction of a police officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Horvat was charged with obstruction of a police officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Horvat and Brown were released from custody after signing $2,500 personal recognizance bonds.
Brown is scheduled to appear in court on January 6 and Horvat is scheduled to appear in court on January 27.