Police charge Elburn man after high-speed chase

By on April 26, 2012

ELBURN—Police captured an Elburn man on Friday following a high-speed chase that ended in the suspect’s hometown.

Police arrested David Ziesel, 32, of the 1100 block of Wise Street in Elburn, on April 20 and charged him with aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer (a Class 4 felony), and resisting a peace officer (a Class A misdemeanor).

Kane County Sheriff’s deputies had been informed of a vehicle pursuit that was traveling west on I-88 near Farnsworth Avenue in Aurora. The vehicle, a 1999 Chevy Suburban, was wanted in connection with a bank robbery in Indiana. The vehicle exited I-88 at Route 31 in North Aurora, where police lost sight of the vehicle.

A Kane County Sheriff’s Deputy then spotted the suspected vehicle traveling west on Main Street, near Deerpath Road in Batavia Township. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle. It failed to stop and fled west on Main Street at a high rate of speed. The vehicle continued to flee and eventually turned onto Oakwood Drive, off Hughes Road near Elburn.

Ziesel, the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, exited the Suburban as it drove onto a yard. He then ran on foot through several backyards. Eventually, he ran around to the front of his residence and into an open garage, where he was taken into custody by members on the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Kane County Forrest Preserve Police Department and Elburn Police Department.

Ziesel was examined by medical personnel at the scene but signed a medical release and was transported to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. Members of the FBI and LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office are conducting the investigation into the bank robbery in Indiana.

Local police turned custody of Ziesel over to detectives from the LaPorte County, Indiana, Sheriff’s Office and is not in the custody of the Kane County Sheriff.

The charges against Ziesel are not proof of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.