Arlington Heights woman accused of stealing car from South Elgin gym

  • Nicole Crook

    Nicole Crook


An Arlington Heights woman, out of prison for just less than two weeks, is back behind bars in DuPage County, accused of stealing a car from a South Elgin fitness center.

Nicole Crook, 31, of the 1600 block of East Central Road, is charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, driving with a license suspended after her fourth DUI, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. She's being held on $25,000 bail.

Lisle Deputy Police Chief Ron Wilke said the victim reported her car, a 2016 Mercedes C300, stolen about 9:15 p.m. from the parking lot of a Lifetime Fitness in South Elgin.

He said police believe Crook took the keys from the woman's jacket, which was hanging in the locker room.

Within 10 minutes of the car being stolen, its internal GPS alerted Lisle police to its location on the 1400 block of Ogden Avenue. Wilke said officers quickly found the car at the Mobil gas station at Yackley Road and Ogden Avenue, with Crook in the driver's seat.

Crook has a criminal history involving several DUI convictions. She was released from prison, on parole, April 5 after serving five years for attempting to bring ammunition into a penal institution in Logan County, aggravated DUI and driving with a revoked license in Winnebago County.

She is scheduled to be arraigned by Judge George Bakalis on May 10 on the most recent charges.

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