A Chicago police helicopter assisted Evergreen Park officers in the capture of a man who led cops on a high-speed chase in a stolen Jeep.
Raymond Vaultz, 18, of the 7000 block of Parnell, Chicago, was charged with possessing a stolen vehicle and aggravated fleeing and eluding, according to an Evergreen Park police report.
Police said Vaultz ran two red lights and was drove 80 mph in a 35 mph zone when they tried to pull him over on Sept. 26.
An Evergreen Park officer spotted the Jeep Vaultz was driving run a stop sign at about 10:37 p.m., the report states. The cop ran the plates and discovered the vehicle was reported stolen. During the chase, Vaultz got out and ran through yards and streets toward Chicago.
The police helicopter helped cops find Vaultz hiding in shrubs after he ran into the city.
Vaultz admitted to police that the car was stolen and that he had used a tool to start it, the report states. However, he claimed someone had originally stolen it and that he just using it to visit people.
Vaultz is due on Oct. 24 in Bridgeview court.
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