Officer Has To Take Evasive Actions From Not Being Ran Over By A Fleeing Suspect



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Al & Leda’s Pizzeria Burglary Arrest Press Release:
The Dixon Police Department announces the arrest of Brian T. Shumack, age 48, of Princeton, Illinois for Burglary (Class 2 Felony) and Aggravated Assault (Class 4 Felony).

On 04/02/21 at 12:03 a.m., the Dixon Police Department received a 911 call indicating that there was a burglary in progress at Al & Leda’s Pizzeria and there was a suspect observed inside of the business. Officers responded to the scene and observed one suspect fleeing westbound from the business.

Officers from the Dixon Police Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Dixon IL and the Illinois State Police set up a perimeter in the last area where the subject was seen running. The Dixon Police Department’s K-9 commenced a track on the suspect.

The K-9 tracked the suspect to a vehicle parked on Lincoln Way, which was located west of the business. Officers located a subject laying down in the driver’s seat which matched the description of the suspect observed in the business.

Officers told the driver to exit the vehicle but the driver fled from the scene in the vehicle. A Lee County Deputy was standing near the front of the suspect vehicle and had to take evasive measures to move out of the way of the fleeing vehicle.

Officers commenced to search the area for the vehicle. A short time later, officers located the vehicle traveling in the 100 block of West Morgan Street. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and Shumack was taken into custody without incident.

Shumack was processed and turned over to the Lee County Jail to await bond to be set.
Anyone with information regarding illegal activity is asked to call the Dixon Police Department at 815-288-4411 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-Caught-U (1-888-228-4488). Callers who provide information that lead to an arrest are eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.00.



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