HOWE - Two people are in custody in Chicago following the theft of a rental car from a gas station near Howe on Sunday.
Karen Stevens rented the Mitsubishi Gallant and was enroute from Florida to Illinois. She had stopped at the Valero gas station on State Road 9 at the Toll Road.
When she returned to the vehicle two other occupants took the keys from her and sped away on the Toll Road.
Chicago Police called the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department around 1 this morning to report recovery of the vehicle and the arrests of the two suspects - 28-year-old Joshua Stevens and 23-year-old Chelsea Hyde.
They were held on local charges by Chicago P-D and a request for charges of vehicle theft is being forwarded to the LaGrange County Prosecutor.