A Lindenhurst man was arrested when he allegedly fled from police after they found him burglarizing a residence in Antioch early Thursday morning.
Michael Tangney, 30, of Lindenhurst, was charged with two counts of residential burglary, possession of burglary tools, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing identification.
Antioch police officers were on patrol in the 1000 block of Victoria Street around 3 a.m. Thursday due to recent burglaries in the area, Antioch Police Department Public Information Officer Charles Smith said.
An officer saw a garage of a residence on the block was open and saw a flashlight being shined around inside.
As officers approached the garage, a man wearing a plastic Halloween mask, later identified as Tangney, exited with multiple tools in his hands, Smith said.
Tangney allegedly ran from police and dropped some of the tools while fleeing.
Officers arrested him in the backyard of a nearby home in the 1000 block of Main Street.
The tools Tangney had were later determined to be stolen, Smith said.
Tangney also allegedly had 1.36 grams of cocaine, 1.6 grams of methamphetamine and a methamphetamine pipe.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Lillian Lewis said during a bond hearing Friday morning that officers also found a residence in the 900 block of Victoria Street was burglarized and a bucket of paint was reportedly taken.
Neither homeowner gave Tangney permission to enter their property, Lewis said.
Court records show Tangney has numerous past criminal cases in Lake County.
In one case, he was convicted last month of criminal trespass to a residence that occurred in May 2021 in Lake County.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak set Tangney’s bond at $350,000.
He would need to post $35,000, or 10%, to be released. Tangney remains held at the Lake County Jail.
He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on August 16.