A man accused of driving a stolen SUV and a woman are in custody after the motorist allegedly battered two Chicago Police officers trying to arrest him early Sunday in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side. Two Town Hall District Police Officers Angela Storce and Supatchar Laksanaprom are being lauded for quickly arresting the suspect.
At 1:01 a.m. the suspect was driving a Chevrolet sport-utility vehicle when he made an improper left turn near the intersection of West Montrose Avenue and North Dayton Street, according to Town Hall District police Lt. Robert Kohnen. When Storce and Laksanaprom tried to pull him over he exited the SUV and began running away while a woman in the front passenger’s seat stayed in the vehicle, according the lieutenant.
Officers Storce and Laksanaprom gave chase on foot and when they cornered him in an alley on the 4400 block of Hazel, the suspect shoved Laksanaprom and took a swing at Storce with a closed fist, Kohnen said. Read the rest of the story.
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Update: "Authorities threw the book at a man who allegedly battered two police officers who were trying to arrest him for possession of a stolen SUV early Sunday in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side. Town Hall District Police Officers Angela Storce and Supatchara Laksanaprom, whose nickname is "Patch," are being lauded for quickly arresting the suspect." Read the rest of the Sun-Times update.