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Lansing Police apprehend multiple people fleeing stolen vehicle near TF South

Schools put on alert as a precaution

LANSING, Ill. (April 19, 2023) – The Lansing Police Department apprehended multiple people who had fled from a stolen vehicle Wednesday afternoon, the result of a search in the TF South area that lasted less than an hour.

According to LPD Detective Lieutenant Mike Hynek, multiple individuals came from outside of Lansing in a stolen vehicle, leaving it in the parking lot of 18610 Burnham Avenue before fleeing on foot.

Multiple people fled a stolen vehicle after leaving it in the parking lot at 18610 Burnham Avenue on Wednesday, April 19. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

LPD responded to the situation shortly after 1 p.m. and all individuals were found by 2 p.m. During that time, a perimeter was set up around the area near Erfert Park and TF South.

At around 1:35 p.m., an officer part of the search said LPD had taken two individuals into custody, but were still searching for at least one more. The final individuals were found shortly before 2 p.m.

“Anybody we were looking for has been taken into custody,” Hynek said late Wednesday afternoon. “There’s no threat to the general public.”

The search did briefly overlap with the dismissal of TF South students, who on Wednesdays end school at 1:40. Hynek said LPD anticipated the increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic, and executed its search accordingly.

District 158 adopted a “stay in place” protocol, where students were not allowed outdoors for recess or other purposes until the situation was over.

The individuals were taken into custody by LPD. An investigation is ongoing.

The Lansing Police Department is located at 2710 170th Street.


Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.


  1. And so, it begins. What Chicago has been allowing is filtering down to our Village. Thank God for the LPD

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