Police officers arrested a man after a resident called 911 to report that he had tried to pry open the rear door to their residence in Waukegan, prosecutors said.
Robert A. Bolden, 26, of Waukegan, was charged with attempted residential burglary and criminal damage to property.
Waukegan police officers responded Tuesday to a 911 call of a burglary in progress, according to Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Emma Smoler.
The incident occurred in the 1700 block of North McAree Road, court records show.
The victim reported that an unknown person, later identified as Bolden, was at her front door.
She could see the person on her Ring camera and then saw him go to the rear sliding door.
Bolden tried to break in through the rear sliding door, Smoler said.
He allegedly used a metal fork to try and pry open the door. The door was partially open but the suspect was not able to fully open it.
Officers observed the marks on the door from where Bolden had tried to pry it open, Smoler said.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Bolden held on a $200,000 bond.
State records show Bolden is a convicted felon with multiple convictions for theft cases in the Chicago area.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 21.