Police Catch Offender(s) After 11-Mile Chase with Bobtail Truck on I-290/IL53 at Golf Rd, to Lake Cook to Rand Rd in Wauconda

Arlington Heights police responded about 12:25 AM Tuesday to a report of stolen bobtail trucks 42.051129, -88.028798 (I-290 and Golf Road Rolling Meadows, IL). Police received a report that a commercial yard manager was chasing two bobtail trucks and an offender chase vehicle northbound on I-290/IL-53 near Golf Road. Currently the exact trucking yard or commercial yard location where the bobtails were stolen is unknown.

A police pursuit began after area police received a notification about 12:25 a.m. that a vehicle theft victim was chasing two bobtail trucks that were stolen from a trucking yard. Initial notification was at northbound I-290 at Golf Road -- notifying area police departments. An alert Arlington Heights police unit became involved in the pursuit of the two stolen "bobtails" including the offenders' chase vehicle shortly after 12:25 a.m. approximately near Lake Cook Road and the IL-Route 53 spur. Arlington Heights police announced they were following the offenders and the victim by 12:27 a.m. The offenders' chase vehicle was a silver heavy duty pickup truck with a female in the pickup truck. The victim was still chasing the offenders in two solid white bobtails and a silver pickup truck in his personal vehicle with his hazard lights activated.

The pursuit passed Quentin Road on Rand Road about 12:32 a.m.

The chase passed Deerpath at about 12:34 a.m.

The chase passed Ela Road at 12:35 a.m.

One bobtail stopped and another bobtail was driving away along Rand Road at about 12:40 a.m.

The remaining chase was on Rand Road near Old Rand Road about 12:40 a.m.

Lake County police and possibly a Wauconda police unit attempted a traffic stop on Rand Road just south of Route 176 in Wauconda at about 12:41 a.m. At least one subject was in custody on Rand Route (US 12) just south of Route 176 by 12:44 a.m.

A bobtail truck is either a specialized truck unit that pulls semi-trailer in a commercial yard or the condition of a semi-trailer truck tractor without a trailer. Bobtailing is also the condition of a tractor driving without a trailer.

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