Chicago man arrested in Bloomington for attempting to steal catalytic converter | Local news

BLOOMINGTON – A Chicago man spent New Years weekend in McLean County Jail after Bloomington police said they caught him stealing car parts.

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An arrest report sent to the Pantagraph by the McLean County State Attorney’s Office said police were called in early Friday morning after three male suspects were seen lifting a car with a jack. When they arrived, officers said in the report, they caught the three “in the act”.

The statement said that a Toyota Prius was found elevated with its catalytic converter hanging from the tailpipe. Police said in the report that Jason S. Russell, 22, was arrested after trying to flee from officers.

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Sgt. Robert Raycraft, of the Bloomington Police Department, said the man had an address in Chicago and a BPD officer arrested him.

The report also states that a car jack, power tools and safety glasses were found at the scene and were left behind by Russell and his accomplices.

The man was charged with attempting to possess or sell stolen vehicle parts, the report said, which is a Class 2 felony. He added that he was also charged with resisting police officers. , a class A misdemeanor.

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Russell remains reserved at McLean County Jail. His bond was set at $ 10,000.

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