A Lansing, Michigan teen, who was able provide passing landmarks during an early morning car-jacking on I-80/94, results in the suspects arrest.Â
State Police at the Lowell post say at around 5:35 this morning they received a call of a carjacking incident taking place inside the Illinois line on Interstate 80/94.Â Preliminary reports say that a Chevrolet van driven by a Chicago woman heading eastbound reportedly rear-ended a silver SUV driven by a Lansing, Michigan man.Â After both vehicles were pulled over, the Lansing driver walked back to the van to see if the woman was alright.Â At which time police say the woman, identified as 32 year-old Larona L. Green had climbed into the SUV and fled the scene into Indiana.Â The Lansing man told police that his van had been stolen with his 13 year-old son in the front seat.Â Authorities learned that his son had a cell phone and was able to provide landmarks as the suspect drove along.
Reports say a state trooper patrolling near the 23 mile marker on I-94 spotted the vehicle pulled it over taking Green into custody.Â The teen passenger was uninjured.
The suspect was taken to Porter County Jail and charged with O.W.I. (tested.119 B.A.C.), possession of a stolen vehicle and criminal confinement.Â Other charges in Illinois are pending, according to the Indiana State police.Â Assisting at the scene were units from the Lowell Post, Indiana State Police Motor Carrier Units, Illinois State Police and Porter County Sheriff’s Department. The investigation is continuing.