Two juveniles were
arrested Saturday on multiple delinquency charges following a pursuit in
Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 10:45 p.m. Trooper Ala’a Hamed was working a multi-state “Move
Over” enforcement blitz--his fully marked squad car parked on the eastbound
shoulder of I-80/94 near Indianapolis Blvd., its emergency lights
activated--when a 2011 Chevrolet Impala failed to move over, per Indiana
Code, and instead passed his squad car “at a high rate of speed.”
executed a traffic stop on the Impala, which pulled to the outside shoulder,
but as Hamed was approaching the vehicle the driver “took off,” striking
Hamed on the right leg, police said. Hamed was not injured, returned to his
squad car, and initiated a pursuit, following the Impala until it exited
onto the northbound Cline Ave. ramp and crashed into a ditch, police said.
All four of the
vehicle’s occupants fled on foot into a nearby wooded area, where Hamed
succeeded in apprehending, at gunpoint, the driver, a 17-year-old Markham,
Ill., boy, police said.
One of the other
occupants subsequently surrendered to troopers, after sustaining injuries in
the crash. That boy was identified as a 16-year-old Calumet City, Ill.,
resident, who was treated and released at Methodist Hospital Northlake
Campus in Gary, police said.
learned that the Impala had been reported stolen two weeks ago from Roselle,
Ill., and that the vehicle had been involved in an earlier pursuit, on
Friday in Illinois.
driver was transported to the Lake County Juvenile Detention Center on
delinquency charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, battery on
a law enforcement officer, auto theft, conversion, resisting law
enforcement, and operating while intoxicated, police said.
passenger was also detained, on delinquency charges of criminal trespass and
resisting law enforcement, police said.