Cops: Teen runs over brother ‘car surfing’ in Pingree
July 31, 2012 6:44PM
Updated: September 2, 2012 6:16AM
Teen run over: “Car surfing” by two teenagers using the family car resulted in one of them being critically injured Monday night, authorities said. Police Chief Carol Lussky said a 16-year-old Pingree Grove boy and his 13-year-old brother had taken the car about 9 p.m. to Lake Bluff Lane, an area where the streets are finished but the houses have not yet been completed. She said the 16-year-old was driving and the 13-year-old was riding on the car’s engine hood when the driver hit the brakes, slowing down but not immediately stopping the vehicle. The 13-year-old slid off the front of the car, Lussky said, and one wheel ran over the boy’s chest. Lussky said a Pingree Grove & Countryside Fire District ambulance took the injured boy to the community center parking lot, and a Flight for Life helicopter took him from there to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. A report of his condition was not available Tuesday evening, but Lussky said he remained alive. The chief said criminal charges against the 16-year-old were pending.
Ax wounds on west side: Detectives were investigating how two men sustained ax wounds Saturday when a party at a house in the area of West Highland and DuBois avenues ended with a girl being thrown into a swimming pool and then a fight, police reported Tuesday. An officer said he saw about 30 people running in every direction about 1:15 a.m. and found two men bleeding profusely, one with a wound to his forehead and one with a wound to his arm. Both said they had been struck with an ax. Both men were taken to Provena Saint Joseph Hospital, where their conditions were unavailable Tuesday. Police said they declined to press any charges until detectives could figure out what had happened.
Robbed, carjacked: Police reported Tuesday that a woman was robbed of her purse, work clothes and her 2003 Chevrolet Impala in the parking lot of the Hunters Ridge Apartments along Todd Farm Drive at 1:20 a.m. July 24. The woman told police she was walking from her car to her apartment when two men approached her. She said one grabbed her by the shoulders and demanded her car keys. She said she broke free from him and ran home, dropping her purse and a bag containing the work clothes. Looking back, she saw the men pick up the purse and bag, then get into her car and drive off, said told police.
Cellphone snatched: A woman said that as she was walking out of the JJ Peppers store at 10 S. State St. (Route 31) about 7:45 p.m. Saturday, a man grabbed the cellphone she was holding to her ear and ran off with it.
Shed burglarized: A man who lives in the 1700 block of Devonshire Court told police Sunday that during the past month, someone entered his unlocked backyard shed and stole a leaf blower, a trimmer and a gas can.