Friday, December 2, 2011

Excitement in my neighborhood

A prison inmate who went to great lengths to carry out a whimsical escape plan ultimately failed when he was caught Friday night hiding in a portable toilet in Rockdale.
Cesar Sanchez, 37, escaped from a moving Illinois Department of Corrections van in Lockport several hours earlier, made his way to a grocery store despite limping and being handcuffed, then stowed himself away on the top of a semi truck’s cab and hitched a ride to Rockdale before going into hiding.
Sanchez was being taken from the Bridgeview courthouse to Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill when he kicked the door of a DOC van open and hopped out near 159th Street and Farrell Road in Lockport about 2:15 p.m., officials said.
About six hours later, police dogs from the Joliet Police Department and Cook County sheriff’s police tracked Sanchez to a portable toilet in the yard of the Waste Management Depot in the 1800 block of Moen Avenue in Rockdale.

The area where he escaped from the van is a few miles from my house and about half a mile from the high school.

I am soooo releived that he was captured.


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Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, my sweet Silvia! Wow, I heard about that on the news but didn't imagine it happened so close to you!!! How scary that had to have been!

My dear, I'm so sorry to hear you have to have surgery; of course, I'm already sending up "knee mails" that you have a speedy recovery!

I recently found out there's an Archiver's (didn't know that) in Lincoln Mall. Maybe soon, when we've both recovered... lol!, we can meet for lunch and shopping there! I can't wait to get in there now that I know there's one there!

Hugs, my friend!

Audrey Frelx said...

P.S. I'll be back to check on you when I think you're home from your surgery!

Hugs, again, now!