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On March 6, 2017 at approximately 5:45AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 12900 block of West Wakefield Drive, Beach Park, for a report of a stolen vehicle. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they learned the victim’s 2013 Buick Verano was stolen during the overnight hours.
Sheriff’s deputies began searching for the vehicle and located it in the area of Sunset Avenue and North Green Bay Road, Waukegan. The vehicle was occupied by three individuals. Deputies attempted to conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and the driver initially attempted to flee. The vehicle was equipped with OnStar and OnStar personnel were able to successfully disable the vehicle. Upon the vehicle becoming disabled, one of the passengers fled. That passenger was apprehended by sheriff’s deputies and identified as Arturo Torres, 22, of the 600 block of Baldwin Avenue, Waukegan.
The driver of the vehicle, Jose L. Borjon, 24, of the 2500 block of West Atlantic Avenue, Waukegan, and the other passenger, a juvenile, were also both arrested.
Borjon was subsequently charged with unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle (class 2 felony), fleeing and eluding (class A misdemeanor), and traffic violations. He remains held in the Lake County Jail on $200,000.00 bail. His next court date is March 28, 2017 at 1:30PM in courtroom C-120.
Torres was subsequently charged with unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle (class 2 felony), resisting arrest (class A misdemeanor), criminal trespass to motor vehicle (class A misdemeanor). Torres was also wanted on an arrest warrant for failure to register as a sex offender (warrant obtained by Waukegan Police Department). Torres remains held in the Lake County Jail on $200,000.00 bail. His next court date is March 8, 2017 at 1:30PM in courtroom C-120.
The juvenile was transported to the Hulse Juvenile Detention Center in Vernon Hills and petitioned to juvenile court on charges of unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle (class 2 felony).
Sheriff Curran reminds the public the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.