Pursuit/Stolen Vehicle Arrest

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: September 24, 2019 @ approximately 00:36 Hours 
TYPE OF INCIDENT:  Pursuit/Stolen Vehicle Arrest 
LOCATION OF INCIDENT: US-12 near I-94       New Buffalo Township 
AGENCIES INVOLVED: Berrien County Sheriff’s Office - New Buffalo Township Patrol      Berrien County Sheriff’s Office – South County Patrol      Buchanan Police Department      LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office K9      Three Oaks Police Department       
On Tuesday September 24th at approximately 00:36 Hours Officer Takemoto of the Buchanan City Police Department attempted to stop a Black Jeep Cherokee with a temporary plate attached to it in the City of Buchanan.  The vehicle failed to stop and fled southbound on Bakertown Road where officers lost sight of the vehicle.  A Berrien County Sheriff’s Office south county patrol unit observed the vehicle a short time later traveling westbound on US12 near Dayton Lake Road.  Deputy Higgs attempted to stop the vehicle and again the vehicle failed to stop and continued westbound on US-12.  The suspect vehicle traveled westbound through Galien and Three Oaks failing to stop for police.  New Buffalo Twp patrol Deputy Huddleston set up stop sticks at US-12 near Lakeside Road.  The suspect vehicle traveled over the Stop Sticks causing the tires to deflate.  The suspect vehicle speeds slowed but still failed to stop until it hit a sign post and came to a stop on US-12 near I-94.  Three suspects fled on foot from the vehicle.  Officers were assisted by LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office K9 Handler Hahn and were able to locate two of the suspects hiding in thick vegetation.  The third suspect that fled from the passenger side of the vehicle was not located during the search.  Both suspects that were apprehended had felony warrants for their arrest out of Cook County Illinois. 
The vehicle was found to be reported stolen from Highland Park, Illinois.  A search of the vehicle found suspected burglary tools hidden under a blanket in the rear of the vehicle. 
Chamaine Davis B/M, 25 years of age, 5’9”, 165 pounds 
Chicago, Illinois Calvin Edwards B/M, 20 years of age, 5’ 7”, 170 Pounds Chicago, Illinois 
2015 Jeep Cherokee, 4DR, Black – Reported Stolen from Highland Park IL 
Both subjects were lodged in the Berrien County Jail for outstanding felony warrants out of Cook County Illinois.  A report is being forwarded to the Berrien County Prosecutors Office for the following charges: 
Fleeing & Eluding Police  Possession of a Stolen Vehicle No Valid Operator’s License 
The charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

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