By Devin Rose
Three Chicago teenagers were taken into police custody Monday night after the stolen car they were riding in crashed into a tree in Oak Park, police said.
Chicago police were following the car, seemingly stolen a day earlier on the West Side, said Oak Park Police Det. Sgt. Michael Richardson. Chicago police were in pursuit at some point between 7 and 8 p.m. when the car crashed into a tree in the 300 block of North Lombard Avenue.
Its occupants, ages 13, 14 and 18, were taken into custody, Richardson said. Oak Park police assisted with the accident investigation. Richardson said he did not know where the pursuit began.
According to the corresponding report number with Chicago police, a 67-year-old man had left his 2007 Kia running with the keys in the ignition around noon on Dec. 11. The car was missing when he came back outside his residence in the 1300 block of North Parkside Avenue, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.
No further information was available.