A 30-year-old Waukegan man was arrested for allegedly breaking into two homes in Waukegan Wednesday morning. Police say he is also the primary suspect in six other home invasions and burglaries in Waukegan.
The Waukegan Police Department responded around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to the 2500 block of Berry Court in Waukegan for a report of a burglary in progress.
Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip said the homeowner reported hearing someone enter the residence.
Officers arrived and arrested Joseph Segerstrom, 30, of Waukegan, as he was attempting to leave the home.
Detectives with the Waukegan Police Department Criminal Investigations Division (CID) investigated and Segerstrom was charged with residential burglary and home invasion.
He was also charged with a residential burglary that occurred the same morning in the 2500 block of Atlantic Avenue, Florip said.
Segerstrom appeared in bond court on Thursday and was ordered held in the Lake County Jail on a $350,000 bond.
Florip said that detectives are prepared to name Segerstrom as the primary suspect for six other home invasions and burglaries that occurred between January 12 and January 26 in Waukegan.
These include a home invasion in the 2800 block of Glen Flora Avenue, residential burglaries in the 2600 block of Grove Avenue, 2700 block of Northfield Avenue, 1300 block of Frolic Avenue, and 1300 block of Metropolitan Avenue and burglary in the 2400 block of Grand Avenue.
Florip said the six cases are open and active and they will be presented to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office once completed.
Segerstrom is scheduled to appear in court again on February 10.