Suspect In Auto Theft That Started In Maywood Arrested On Oak Park Campus

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

A suspect involved in an auto theft that began in Maywood was apprehended on the campus of Oak Park and River Forest High School on Jan. 10, according to a statement District 200 spokesperson Karin Sullivan released Wednesday afternoon.

“Our students and staff are safe,” the statement read. “Several police cruisers and officers were present as the arrest was made, and they advised us that there was no need to take any action to close the campus. At no time were students or staff in danger.”

Sullivan said that police apprehended the suspect on the high school’s mall just off of Lake Street. Officers from Oak Park and River Forest assisted Maywood law enforcement with the arrest, she said.

So far it isn’t known where in Maywood the auto theft occurred or whether or not the suspect, who has not been identified, was armed. Maywood police officials could not be reached on Wednesday afternoon for comment. 

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