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Posted on: February 1, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Adult, Two Juveniles Arrested After Crashing Stolen Car, Fleeing from Scene


On February 1, 2019, at approximately 8:30AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Wadsworth Road and Sheridan Road, Beach Park, for a traffic crash.

The 911 caller indicated three male subjects fled from one of the vehicles.  The vehicle they fled from had just been stolen in Waukegan.  

Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and learned an adult male witness saw the three fleeing from the scene and attempted to intervene to stop them.  Two of the offenders, Stephon D. Currie, 18, of the 1800 block of Hebron Avenue, Zion, and a 16-year-old male of Waukegan, attacked and battered the witness.

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies, with the assistance of Zion Police Officers, located and apprehended Currie, the 16-year-old, and the other passenger, a 15-year-old male of Beach Park.

Currie was subsequently charged with:

Aggravated Battery (Class 3 Felony)

Criminal Trespass to Vehicle (Class A Misdemeanor)

The 16-year-old Waukegan juvenile was charged with:

Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle (Class 2 Felony)

Aggravated Battery (Class 3 Felony)

Mob Action (Class 4 Felony)

He also had an active failure to appear arrest warrant for armed robbery and a parole violation warrant.

The 15-year-old Beach Park juvenile was charged with:

Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle (Class 2 Felony)

Criminal Trespass to Vehicle (Class A Misdemeanor)

Both juveniles were transported to the Hulse Juvenile Detention Center in Vernon Township for an initial detention hearing.  Currie remains held in the Lake County Jail pending an initial court hearing tomorrow.

Sheriff Idleburg reminds the public all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  

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