You know the Highland Park Department of Public Safety had an eventful night if Sgt. Lance Koppa is issuing news alerts at 3:30 in the morning.
The excitement began at about 8:15 last night, when a resident of the 4300 block of Livingston Avenue (immediately southwest of Highland Park Village) called to say she’d been robbed on her front porch. A gunman and a male accomplice approached her and demanded her purse. She handed it over, and they ran to a getaway car driven by another accomplice.
A few minutes later, a DPS officer spotted the robbers’ car — a blue Pontiac — on Mockingbird Lane, east of the Village. Additional patrol units converged on the area. When officers tried to pull the Pontiac over, the getaway driver tried to, well, get away. The chase ended when the Pontiac hit a curb near the intersection of McCommas Boulevard and Central Expressway.
Two of the three people inside the Pontiac — Russell Starks, 47, and Charles Polk, 45 — were arrested immediately after the crash as they tried to flee on foot. The third suspect was still at large at the time of Sgt. Koppa’s news release. If you have information that will help lead to his capture, call 214-521-5000.