River Grove teen arrested on 18th birthday after short chase

Sun-Times Media File

On his 18th birthday, one River Grove resident received a gift from local police with no return policy.

Michael Jankowski, 8710 W. Fullerton Ave. and Sean M. O’Brian, 18, of 4706 N. Olcott Ave., Harwood Heights were arrested at 3:20 a.m. Aug. 20 on 2400 block of Haymond Street and were charged with theft from a motor vehicle. Jankowski turned 18 at midnight Aug. 20.

According to police, a resident allegedly noticed Jankowski and O’Brian inside a car. Police officers arrived on the scene and chased the two teens, who allegedly tried to evade police by running through yards and hopping fences, but were eventually arrested.

They are scheduled to appear in court Sept. 4.

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