Suspect in auto theft arrested on OPRF campus

No one was injured, campus remained open during incident

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By Michael Romain

Staff Reporter

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.

Maywood police officials did not respond to requests for comment. 

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Kline Maureen  

Posted: January 15th, 2018 9:47 AM

this link has much more information: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-car-theft-oprf-tl-0118-20180110-story.html

Kline Maureen  

Posted: January 15th, 2018 9:46 AM

no connection - I think it was just coincidental that's where he happened to be cornered

Tom MacMillan from Oak Park  

Posted: January 15th, 2018 8:58 AM

Was the suspect a student at OPRF or someone who had just gone on the campus grounds?

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