5 charged after high-speed chase reaches speeds of 110 mph in Lisle
Two Chicago men are charged with leading Lisle police on a high-speed chase that reached speeds of 110 mph early Sunday.
Bail was set Monday at $250,000 for Elijah Castle, 20, of the 600 block of West 123rd Street, and $100,000 for Aaron Moon, 18, of the 9800 block of South Hoxie Avenue.
They are two of five suspects involved in the case, according to a news release from the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office and Lisle police.
Police said they received several calls around 2:30 a.m. Sunday saying would-be thieves were trying to open car doors. Officers followed a Dodge Durango they deemed suspicious and confirmed it had been stolen in Countryside.
When they tried to stop the vehicle, the driver began to swerve, entering I-355 northbound, turning on westbound I-88 and then on Route 53 with speeds reaching 110 mph. The vehicle crashed into a light pole on Route 53, and Castle, Moon and three juveniles ran off. They were caught within five minutes.
The vehicle also has been tied to car burglaries over the weekend in Naperville, according to Lisle Police Chief Ron Wilke.
Last week, Hinsdale police reported that people using three stolen cars -- including one from Countryside -- burglarized vehicles in their town.
Moon and Castle each are charged with aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle and aggravated fleeing and eluding.
The juveniles face the same charges, and are expected to appear Tuesday at a detention hearing in juvenile court.
To be freed from jail, Castle and Moon would have to post 10 percent as bond.
"As a rash of car burglaries and thefts continues to plague DuPage County, I want to make it perfectly clear to any would-be offenders that if you commit this type of crime in DuPage County you will be caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," State's Attorney Robert Berlin said in a statement.
Berlin said law enforcement agencies across the county have stepped up efforts against car thieves.