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Police: Two Chicago Men Stole Jewelry, Computer Equipment from Wilmette Home

The men were arrested by Chicago police shortly after the burglary.

Two Chicago men have been charged with residential burglary after police say they broke into a Wilmette home Tuesday and stole jewelry, computer equipment and other items.

Wilmette police said that the two men forced entry to a residence in the 2600 block of Greenleaf Avenue during morning hours and walked around, filling a plastic tote before bringing the stolen items to their vehicle. No one was home at the time of the burglary.

Chicago police stopped the two men in the 5700 block of West Carmen Avenue “a short time after the burglary” and reportedly recovered the stolen property.

Police reported that shoe impressions found at the Wilmette residence matched the footwear of the two suspects.

Mario Rivera, 28, of the 2800 block of North Pulaski Avenue, Chicago, and Carl Santiago, 34, of the 2700 block of West Nelson Street, Chicago, both remain in the custody of the Cook County Sheriff Police, each charged with one count of residential burglary.

Both men are scheduled to appear in Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 6.

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Rick Redfield October 26, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Could they be scrappers who canvassed the area first? I contacted the police and there is absolutely no policy on scrappers. They are free to cruise as they please. I'm sure it is mostly good but you know some will take advantage of this
Joey Fatone October 26, 2012 at 10:30 PM
I also see these scrappers in the area and they look like they are also scoping out homes. As long as the borders remain unchecked and sanctuary cities exist you will be seeing more and more of this!
Coach Bolden October 27, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Joey what does a person look like scoping a home...why dont you try going out there and talking to one of those guys scrapping and hear what life is really like for those that live off what other throw away they cant afford to peek out the window of a nice home and fantasize about other humans committing crimes...and joey news flash to you God made this planet for all humanity.. Mr Fatone the good Lord has a border too I hope your life action,s will get you through his check point...
Willie Wilmette October 27, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Most scrappers are good, but I have seen them take things from a backyard that were being dried due to a flooded basement and when the owner came out and yelled to them, they kept the items and sped off. After one big storm, Wilmette did create a new law to hopefully reduce backyard theft. Scrappers will take many items that the trash people will not, so they provide a service along with the problems some of them create.

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