Chicago teens steal car, crash into Evanston home

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Five Chicago teenagers stole a car and crashed it Saturday into the porch of a home near the Evanston-Chicago border, police said.

A police officer spotted the car, a red Honda Civic, at 4:40 p.m. in the 1100 block of Brummel Street and noted the car had been reported as stolen Friday, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

By the time police caught up to the car, it had crashed into the front porch of a residence in the 1100 block of Dobson Street, Dugan said.

None of the five teenagers, all between the ages of 14 and 17, were hurt, Dugan said. Four of them, whose parents the police were not able to get in touch with, were sent to Presence Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., as a precautionary measure before being taken to the police station, he added.

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