Justin Persha, 42, of Antioch, (inset) was charged with burglarizing the Jewel-Osco, 966 Route 59 in Antioch, on Friday. | Background Photo: Google Street View

Police officers arrested a man who allegedly forced entry to the pharmacy at Jewel Osco in Antioch and burglarized it on Friday, officials said.

The Antioch Police Department responded around 10:30 p.m. Friday to the Jewel-Osco, 966 Route 59 in Antioch, for a call of a burglary in progress.

The offender, identified as Justin Persha, 42, of Antioch, was reported to have forced entry into the closed pharmacy, the Antioch Police Department said.

An alert employee was able to provide responding officers with a description and the direction Persha was last seen running.

Responding officers located Persha near the intersection of Hillside Avenue and Orchard Street in Antioch.

He was taken into custody without incident and initially provided a false name to officers, the police department said.

Upon confirming his identity through fingerprint identification, it was discovered Persha had an arrest warrant out of Wisconsin for a probation violation.

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Persha was charged with fugitive from justice, burglary and obstructing justice.

Burglary, which is a Class 2 felony, is punishable by 3-7 in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.

Obstructing justice, which is a Class 4 felony, is punishable by 1-3 years in prison and a fine of up $25,000.

Persha appeared before a Lake County judge in bond court and was ordered held in the Lake County Jail
on a $150,000 bond.