A Chicago woman is in custody after she led police on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle that ended in Lake Bluff Saturday evening, authorities said.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Lillian Lewis said in bond court Sunday that officers spotted a vehicle in traffic in Lake Forest.
The vehicle, a white Chevrolet Captiva, matched a vehicle believed to be involved in a recent burglary in the area, Lewis said.
Police said the burglary occurred in Deerfield.
Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle fled from officers and a chase ensued.
The chase came to an end near Route 176 and Green Bay Road in Lake Bluff around 5:45 p.m. Saturday.
Lewis said the Chevrolet sustained a blown-out tire, which is what caused the car to stop.
Police said the Chevrolet crashed after sustaining the blown-out tire.
Police officers had to break the window of the car to remove the driver after she allegedly was non-compliant with their commands.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Yvonne B. Buckner, 43, of Chicago. She was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
Officers learned the Chevrolet had been reported stolen out of the Chicago area.
Lewis said that Buckner admitted she had come upon the car, opened the door, found the keys and drove away.
Buckner was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and fleeing and attempting to elude an officer.
She was cited with driving 15-20 mph over the limit, improper traffic lane usage and improper turn signal.
Lake County Judge Paul Novak ordered Buckner held on a $40,000 bond.
She would need to post $4,000 cash in order to be released.
A bond review hearing is scheduled for December 14.