Stolen BMW Chased Down by Resident in Porsche: La Grange Park Police Blotter

La Grange Park police reports, Sept. 13-20


Driver Without License I 

Alleece R. Baker, 25, of 701 E. Maple Ave., La Grange, was stopped on the 400 block of Catherine Avenue after having a missing rear registration light at 12:01 a.m., police said. She was charged with driving with a license that was suspended in August.


Stolen Car Chased to Maywood

Mohammad T. Alkaramla, 27, of 6029 N. Artesian Ave., Chicago, was charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle after an incident at 4:10 a.m., police said.

Police reports said a man at a La Grange Park home awoke in the night to find someone stealing his brother’s silver BMW M5 from the driveway. The man followed the BMW in a second car (a 1984 Porsche) in a chase, in which Westchester police briefly participated before quitting their pursuit, which eventually ended on the 1000 block of Greenwood Avenue in Maywood. After a brief foot chase, during which the defendant appeared to injure his shin, Maywood police finally accosted the defendant near the corner of Green Street and 1st Avenue in Maywood.

The victim later told police the spare key to the BMW had gone missing during a party a few weeks earlier, among other items. Police said the defendant denied having driven the stolen BMW and claimed he was walking before the man started chasing him. Alkaramla was booked on charges on felony possession of a stolen vehicle.


Driver Without License II

Police said Joe A. Tirado-Rivera, 34, of 6034 S. Albany, Chicago, was stopped after speeding at the corner of La Grange Road and Brewster at 5:53 a.m. and charged with driving without a valid driver’s license.

Driver Without License III 

Police said Pedro Morrugares, 35, of 2523 S. 58th Ave., Cicero, was stopped after making an illegal left turn at the corner of 31st Street and Beech Street at 8:45 a.m. and charged with driving without a valid driver’s license.


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Billy Gallagher September 21, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Porsche---there is no subsititute! but really, how does a guy driving a newer M5 lose to an 84 Porsche? Probably driver's skills lacking in the thief. Nice job!
ihate him September 21, 2012 at 09:52 PM
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Abbas Mughal January 02, 2013 at 01:20 AM
The Porsche is my brother's and it's highly modified. That thief is an idiot thinking he could get away. I'm just glad he got caught!
Darren McRoy January 02, 2013 at 03:26 AM
Thanks for sharing that!!


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