Two men have been charged after a traffic stop revealed they were in possession of a stolen vehicle, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.
At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 13, Sheriff’s Police pulled over a gray Ford Mustang at 123rd and Bishop in Calumet Park. Upon approach of the vehicle by police, both the driver and passenger fled on foot from the car. Both offenders were apprehended a short time later by Calumet Park Police working in the area.
Further investigation revealed that the license plate on the car had been stolen out of East Hazel Crest and the car had been stolen in September from a Hertz car rental location in Memphis, Tenn. A loaded .40 caliber handgun with eight rounds was recovered from the car.
The driver, Miguel Brown, 26, from Hazel Crest, has been charged with one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He received an I-bond on Oct. 14 at the George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building.
The passenger, Ennis Saddler, 29, from Country Club Hills, was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass to vehicles.
The public is reminded that the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.