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Alleged SUV Thief Is Caught

Posted by wlpo on October 19, 2010

Streator Police think they have one of two men in custody that ditched a stolen SUV after seeing a 9 year old boy and a dog were along for the ride.

20 year old Jerreme Thompson of Ottawa was arrested on a warrant Friday in Ottawa for unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle.  Investigators believe Thompson and another man around the same age stole a Ford Expedition the evening of October 3rd in the 600 block of Park Street.  They drove about six blocks before they noticed a boy and a dog were in the back seat.  When they saw the unplanned passengers, investigators say the men ditched the car and ran.  The boy got out, walked to someone’s house and was eventually reunited with his family unharmed.

The other suspect is white with a tattoo on the back of his neck.

If you have information, call Streator Police.

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