Yavante Ward

Yavante Ward of Bloomingdale. (Kane County Jail booking photo)

A Bloomingdale man and a juvenile from Carol Stream were arrested in Elburn early Friday morning for allegedly possessing a motor vehicle that was reported stolen out of Carol Stream earlier this week.

According to the Elburn Police Department, a 15-year-old male from Carol Stream and 19-year-old Yavante Ward of Bloomingdale are charged with Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.

Police officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle and subjects at a gas station in the 900 blk. of Main St. at around 2:10 a.m.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that the vehicle in question was reported stolen out of Carol Stream earlier this week.

The two occupants, Ward and the juvenile, were allegedly unable to provide any proof of ownership or the vehicle owner's name to officers.

Both subjects were taken into custody and a search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a "look-a-like" black BB gun under the front seat.

The Kane County State's Attorney's Office approved the felony charge for both Ward and the juvenile. No charges in relation to the "look-a-like" BB gun were listed.

A Carol Stream Police Department detective also responded to the scene to assist in the investigation for their original stolen vehicle report.

Carol Stream PD officials advised that additional charges from them may be sought against Ward and the juvenile.

Ward was transported to the Kane County Jail for booking, and the juvenile is currently being held at the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center.

Information provided in this report has been obtained from area authorities, including but not limited to local police, fire and emergency dispatch officials. Information is sourced only from official sources of public information unless otherwise stated. Subjects listed who have been charged or cited for crimes have not been proven guilty in court and all acts are alleged.