For Immediate Release
January 11, 2023
Authority: Michael McLean, Chief of Police
Man Wanted for Catalytic Converter Theft and Escape Apprehended
On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, the Elmhurst Police Department, with the assistance of several partnering agencies, apprehended a Chicago man wanted for a September 1, 2022 incident involving catalytic converter theft and escape from the back seat of a police vehicle. Investigators from the Elmhurst Police Department learned Devin M. Revels, age 27, of the 800 block of S. Keeler, Chicago, Illinois had recently begun frequenting the area of the 800 block of W. Belmont in Chicago. Elmhurst Police had obtained an arrest warrant for Revels for Receiving or Possessing a Stolen Essential Motor Vehicle Part, Escape from Peace Officer, and Criminal Damage to Government Supported Property. Revels was also wanted on an unrelated Cook County arrest warrant for an Aggravated Assault offense.
At approximately 5:30 p.m. officers from the Elmhurst Police Department, Cook County Sheriff’s Street Crimes Suppression Unit, Chicago Police, and suburban agencies located Revels in a business at the 800 block of W. Belmont. Revels was taken into custody and transported to the DuPage County Jail for his associated arrest warrant charges. The bond for his DuPage County charges was set at $500,000 with 10% to apply.
The incident initiating these charges against Revels occurred on the afternoon of September 1, 2022. Elmhurst Police detectives had arrested Revels and another defendant for the commission of a catalytic converter theft that day. The theft occurred in DuPage County and officers originally took the offenders into custody at a residence near Cicero and Erie Streets in Chicago. At approximately 2:01 p.m. a marked Elmhurst Police car was transporting Revels back to Elmhurst on westbound I-290 near the Austin exit. Revels kicked out the back window of the police car, exited, and ran from the scene into the Columbus Park Golf Course. A multi-agency search was conducted; however, Revels was not located at that time. Devin M. Revels is now in custody to face the charges associated with these offenses.
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