Washington County Deputies Stop Theft Suspects On Hwy 45

Washington County Sheriff’s deputies had to force entry into a vehicle window to take two Chicago residents into custody suspected of shop lifting. It happened Tuesday night on Highway 45 near Pleasant Valley Road. The driver and passenger locked the doors and refused to exit. Stolen items were in plain view inside the vehicle.  Eventually deputies gained entry through a passenger side rear window. The 20-year-old man driving the car and the 20-year-old woman who was a passenger were taken into custody on theft charges. The woman was also wanted on an arrest warrant from Illinois for armed larceny.