Police have identified and charged a burglary crew, consisting of three Chicago residents, associated with burglaries at homes in Lake County and other counties, officials announced.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said they received a report of a residential burglary that occurred on November 19 in the 31000 block of O’Plaine Road in Green Oaks.
Sheriff’s deputies at the scene conducted evidence collection and sheriff’s detectives obtained video surveillance of the suspects, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli.
Sheriff’s detectives worked with the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force (NORTAF), who were conducting investigations on the same burglary crew.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, NORTAF and other regional law enforcement were able to identify Al Miller, 35, of Chicago, as one of the suspects.
The other two were identified as a 17-year-old Chicago boy and a 16-year-old Chicago boy.
Members of NORTAF observed the crew committing a residential burglary on December 10 in Glencoe while conducting surveillance.
He was charged in Lake County on Friday with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a Class X felony, and residential burglary, a Class 1 felony.
A warrant was issued for Miller carrying a bond of $250,000. He remains held in the Cook County Jail.
Miller will be transferred to the Lake County Jail following his Cook County court proceedings.
The juveniles are being referred to Lake County juvenile court for their criminal involvement.
Miller also has an active arrest warrant out of DuPage County for allegedly burglarizing a residence.
Covelli said the crew is suspected of a residential burglary that occurred in Long Grove around the time of the Green Oaks burglary and additional charges are likely.
“I credit thorough investigative work and multi-jurisdictional collaboration with the success of this case. When law-enforcement work together, we are able to identity and arrest those who prey on others,” Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg said.