SYCAMORE – Sycamore police say a Chicago man, who got in an argument with local residents, wound up stealing a truck Friday and led police on a chase down the tollway.
Ivan M. Class, 43, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle after Sycamore police and Illinois State Police found him.
Sycamore Police Deputy Chief Steve Cook said his department received a 911 call at 3:22 p.m. Friday from a residence on Archie Place – near West Elementary School – but the caller hung up.
Sycamore police responded but Class had left the residence and police began to look for him.
At 3:42 p.m., Sycamore Police received a report that someone's truck was stolen from Cottage Row – west of Blumen Gardens – and police began looking for the truck. The caller was following the truck.
"[The caller] was following it. We responded to where he was," Cook said. "We located the vehicle on the tollway."
Sycamore Police continued to follow Class on Interstate 88, with help from Illinois State Police, to Aurora. Class took the Orchard Road exit. Soon after he got off the interstate, he got out and ran.
"The driver fled the vehicle on foot and we apprehended him and arrested him," Cook said. "Our officer and the state police officers ended up in the foot chase."
Cook said the foot chase didn't last long.
Cook said Class was arrested at 4:14 p.m., Friday on Melissa Lane, which is about one-half mile from the Orchard Road off-ramp in Aurora, the whole event lasting about an hour.
Cook said no charges arose from the original dispute. It was just an argument among the residences from where Class originally left.