Using a sledge hammer, the crook knocked through a layer of drywall and punched through a plywood panel before hitting a soda display, sending suds soaring, giving the intruder a face full of fizz.
Erasmo William Herrera, 20, was charged with two felony counts of criminal trespass to a residence, a felony and misdemeanor count each of criminal damage to property and one misdemeanor count of battery, according to a statement from Crystal Lake police.
Police are warning automobile owners in the River North and Streeterville areas of some break-ins to autos that have occurred over the last month.
Two residents on Briar Lane in far north suburban Lindenhurst kept their wits about them when one saw a man using a pry tool to get into another neighbor’s house.
A Bucktown woman who works as a massage therapist for the Chicago Bulls says her dog was stolen more than three weeks ago during a break-in.
Nine vehicles were broken into and several items were stolen from them within three hours.