Man Charged With Vehicle Theft After Chase

A man who fled police following a vehicle stop for speeding was caught several hours later in Mill Creek.

Geneva Police got more than they bargained for during an early morning vehicle stop in the 800 block of Peck Road Tuesday.

As police tried to stop the vehicle around 5:30 a.m., the driver took off on foot and disappeared for several hours before being apprehended at 11:30 a.m. in the Mill Creek subdivision. Police discovered the vehicle Joshua J. Meador, 25, of Union, was driving had been stolen from a residence in Union.

Patch received reports from residents about police converging on the neighborhood with the help of K-9 units, Kane County Sheriff's Department, Batavia Police Department and even a helicopter from Homeland Security.

Meador is being held at the Geneva Police Department awaiting bond call on Wednesday.

Meador faces charges of speeding, driving without a valid license, possession of a hypodermic needle, resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer, possession of a converted vehicle, and possession of a stolen vehicle. The last two offenses are categorized as Class 2 felonies.

G.Ryan July 11, 2012 at 03:26 AM
This police chase woke me up after 6 am as two police officers were at my neighbors house with a K-9 dog running through the fields and subdivision. I thought they were searching for drugs. Looks like it took awhile to finally apprehend him with no harm to the community. Thank you to the Geneva Police.
Glenn July 16, 2012 at 04:19 PM
What is possession of a converted vehicle?


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