Park Ridge Police Arrest and Charge Carjacking and Kidnapping Suspect

News Conference held February 22, 2014 at 10:00 am

February 22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Park Ridge Police Arrest and Charge Carjacking and Kidnapping Suspect

On Thursday, February 20, 2014 at approximately 12:19 p.m. Park Ridge Police responded to a 911 call of a carjacking in the area of the 1700 block of Good Avenue. While responding, officers were made aware of the fact that a five year old child was in the back seat of the vehicle. Responding officers conducted a preliminary investigation, a search of the surrounding area and established a command post. In addition, radio broadcasts were issued to neighboring jurisdictions. After obtaining the requisite information, members from the department contacted the Illinois State Police and worked with them to issue an AMBER Alert. As officers and investigators from communities all across the northwest suburbs continued the search and investigation, Skokie Police received a call from a resident at approximately 2:15 p.m. that he thought he found a vehicle and child in an alley in the 5200 Block of Hoffman, Skokie Illinois which matched the description of the one he heard on the AMBER Alert. Skokie Police officers immediately responded and confirmed that the vehicle was there and the five year old victim was unharmed and safe.

Once the victim was located, all efforts were focused on finding the offender. Park Ridge Police received dozens of tips and phone calls from neighboring police agencies as well as the public.  One of those tips led investigators to the offender, Deangelo Fountain, M/B 18 years of age from 1315 Fowler, Evanston, Illinois. Investigators located Fountain and brought him to the Park Ridge Police department for questioning at during the evening of February 20, 2014. As the investigation continued, and after conferring with representatives from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, the following charges were placed against Deangelo Fountain:

  1. Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking- Class X Felony
  2. Aggravated Kidnapping- Class X Felony
  3. Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Vehicle- Class 2 Felony

Mr. Fountain was taken for a bond hearing this morning.

offender, Deangelo Fountain:

Contact: 

Lou Jogmen
Deputy Chief of Police
Park Ridge Police Department
847-318-5267
ljogmen@parkridgepolice.org

 



 
 
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