Police Nab Suspected Serial Burglars In Skokie

SKOKIE, Ill. (CBS) — Police have arrested the two men they believe are responsible for a series of burglaries in Skokie.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Brandis Friedman reports, it was a watchful neighbor who noticed two men crawling out of the window of a home in the 7800 block of Kenneth Avenue in Skokie on Feb. 13.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Brandis Friedman reports

That neighbor called police, who responded to the scene and arrested Jonathan Staffney, 21, of the 1400 block of Emerson Street in Evanston, and Dante Huff, 18, of the 1000 block of Dodge Avenue in Evanston.

Both stand charged with residential burglary, and Staffney is also charged with unlawful use of a weapon.

Staffney and Huff are suspected in a string of other burglaries going ack to Jan. 27.

The other burglaries happened in the 9200 block of Ridgeway Avenue, 9500 block of Lawndale Avenue, 4100 block of Greenwood Street and 8600 block of Keystone Avenue on Jan. 27, all during a 10-hour period.

Staffney was ordered held on $20,000 and will appear for a preliminary hearing March 8. Bond information for Huff was not immediately available.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • THEE Yard Ape

    These shines show no fear. NO surprise at all about them dragging their knuckles over from evanston!!!

    • Leroy Goldberg

      You are correct as always Y.A. It’s too bad that people living in Skokie have to fear the “South Side of the North Side”.

  • Just Axin

    YApe- I’m surprised nobody saw their low-rider cruising in the neighborhood scoping out homes. This punk only has to come up wif 2K to bail out? How about a criminal history? At 21yrs old, I’m sure he has a lengthy record since age 18.

    • Jim

      18? Probably since he was 14!

      • Just Axin

        Jim- I said 18 because taxpayers have allowed laws to be created that hide his juve record. I do disagree with you in that I’m betting his criminal career started at 12.

      • Jim

        HaHaHa, good one, Just Axin.

  • Spookiest spook

    Evanston is just Cabrini Green North. Watch your blacks people.

  • Percy

    You guys are three guys are hilarious. Just so you know their were 12 burglaries yesterday in chicago. 4 committed by blacks and 8 by whites. Of course you will only hear guys with the craziest mug shot. Don’t you get it. Todays news is entertainment. whats sad is that you sad is you guys didn’t make one comment on the college proffessor-child porn story. I guess reading about a old white male child porn/professor / pastor/ husband /father is not relevant to you.

    • Leroy Goldberg

      Percy, how very insightful. May I assume that you are a NE@RO?

  • Jim

    As long as his only crime is browsing pics on the internet, who cares? He’s no danger to the general public like these two monkeys are!!!!

    • ra

      Jim I bet he is a friend of ur’s let uck ur 10 yr old

      • LittleOldLady

        You have made a sick, twisted comment. Shame on you, sick puppy, ra.

  • ra

    I bit old ladys do yung ones too?

  • TO Percy

    look at all the jails in the USA check who makes up the vast majority of imates,then see if you still want to make a ststement

  • Jack

    Glad they got those ugly mo’ fo’s and ra, you are a punk idiot.

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