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Suspect caught after fleeing officers on bicycle, police say

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Photo Credit: Fairview Heights Police Department Photo Credit: Fairview Heights Police Department

The Fairview Heights Police Department have a suspect in custody after allegedly breaking into multiple vehicles parked in an apartment complex. 

Michael M.D. Tayon was arrested Sept. 15, and charged the next day with one count of felony burglary. 

One witness called 9-1-1, claiming they saw Tayon ride a bicycle between parked vehicles in the lot of Winchester Plaza in the 4600 block of N. Illinois. The witness said they saw Tayon break into a vehicle, and ride the bicycle between other vehicles, only to appear on the other side of the vehicles with two bags or purses. 

When police arrived on the scene, one officer spotted Tayon, who then took off on the bicycle. 

Police said Tayon threw evidence into the nearby lake as he rode away from the scene. 

Police setting up a perimeter around the area saw Tayon jump a fence between two apartment buildings and run south onto Smelting Works Road. 

Tayon was eventually caught by police without incident. 

Police said they recovered the black bag and brown purse that Tayon threw in the lake. Other evidence recovered led to noting addition vehicle break-ins by Tayon, police said. 

The Belleville Police Department is working with Fairview Heights Police on this case. 

A warrant was issued by the Office of the State's Attorney the following day. 

Tayon's bond is set at $60,000. 

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