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Rental car stolen while at gas station

Shortly after 7 p.m. on April 13, a Mitsubishi Gallant was stolen from the Valero gas station north of Howe.

    According to the police report, the vehicle was a rental car traveling from Florida to Illinois. The driver, Karen Stevens, went inside the gas station and when she returned to the vehicle, two occupants in the vehicle, Joshua Stevens, 28, and Chelsea Hide, 24, allegedly grabbed the keys from her and left in the vehicle on the toll road.

    At approximately 1 a.m. on April 14, the sheriff’s department received a call from the Chicago, Ill., Police Department informing them that the stolen vehicle had been recovered. Joshua Stevens and Chelsea Hide are being held on local charges and warrants in Chicago, Ill. Charges for vehicle theft are being sent to the LaGrange County Prosecutor’s Office.