A man and woman were arrested in Chicago on Nov. 9, hours after they allegedly rammed into a car on Roosevelt Road in Forest Park, then stole the vehicle after the driver got out to inspect the damage.
Police were called to the 8400 block of Roosevelt a little after 8 a.m. to speak to a woman who said she was driving her Volkswagen SUV when she was rear-ended by a minivan. The woman said that just 30 seconds after she exited the SUV, a woman from the minivan hopped into her vehicle and drove away. The minivan followed close behind.
Officers interviewed several witnesses at the scene, one of whom said they chased the minivan at a high rate of speed down Roosevelt and watched it turn on 17th Avenue, then enter I-290 eastbound. The witness stopped pursuing the minivan at that point.
Later that morning, officers used a GPS device inside the SUV to track the vehicle near Madison Street and Lotus Avenue on Chicago’s West Side. Officers arrested the two people in the SUV, later identified as Javan Johnson, 25, and Ashlynn Coleman, 20, both of Chicago.
Coleman, who allegedly jumped into the Volkswagen SUV, is charged with vehicular hijacking. Johnson has been charged with unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
This information was obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.