Two Car Burglaries Thwarted by Police, Passersby: Blotter
Palos Hills police reports, Aug. 29 & Sept. 1.
Police nabbed three people, two of which are boys, who stand accused of breaking into cars.
Lukas Gilevicius, 21, of Palos Hills was charged with two counts of burglary on Aug. 29, according to a report.
Officers were called at about 6:10 a.m. by someone who said they saw someone breaking into a van parked in the area of 8300 W. 111th St.
Police said they found Gilevicius behind the steering wheel, wearing a pair of gloves and holding a screwdriver, according to the report. A witness told officers he saw Gilevicius throw a brick through the van window, use the garage door opener to get into a nearby garage and grab some items.
Gilevicius later admitted to breaking into the van and the garage, police said. He was charged and given a $10,000 bond.
On Sept. 1, police arrested two boys and charged them with criminal trespass to a vehicle.
Officers were called at about 4:30 p.m. to the area of 7634 W. 111th St. in regards to a possible burglary of a Cadillac Escalade, according to a report. Police found two boys fitting the description given by a witness. The pair ran off toward Southwest Highway after witnesses reportedly yelled at them.
Both boys are charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle and are scheduled to appear in the juvenile section of Bridgeview Court.
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