La Grange Park police arrest two in residental burglary
LA GRANGE PARK — La Grange Park police have charged two men with residential burglary stemming from the illegal entry to a residence in the 1400 block of Scotdale Road in La Grange Park on Thursday.
According to police reports, Fernando Gonzales, 30, who had no permanent address, and Felipe Martinez, 21, of 2635 S. Komensky Ave. in Chicago, were charged after police received a report of a suspicious vehicle about 1 p.m. Thursday.
Both men were found sitting in a van in the 1600 block of La Grange Road. Burglary tools and proceeds from the burglary were found in the vehicle, police said.
Police were able to trace items found in the vehicle to a home in the 1400 block of Scotdale Road, where they found the rear door had been pried open. No one was at home at the time.
During the course of the investigation, the Westchester Police Department determined the two are suspected to be tied to a burglary there as well, police said. Charges are pending with the Westchester incident.
La Grange Park Police Chief Daniel McCollum praised the actions of the resident who reported the suspicious vehicle leading to the arrests.
"We encourage people to report suspicious activity and be nosy neighbors," McCollum said. "In this case, we may never have captured the two without the assistance of a concerned resident."
Both men appeared in bond court Saturday. Gonzalez, who was on parole, is still in custody and his parole is in the process of being revoked, McCollum said.
Martinez was held on $90,000 bond.
Residential burglary is a Class 1 felony punishable with a sentence of between five to 15 years in prison.
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