Police say they arrested a 17-year-old boy, who is on probation for burglaries, after he was caught burglarizing an ice cream shop in Zion.
The Zion Police Department responded around 2:22 a.m. on June 19 to a call at Shirl’s Drive-In, 1723 Lewis Avenue in Zion.
Zion Police Department Lt. Derek Zaloudek said officers received a call of a glass break detection alarm from ADT Security.
Officers arrived and noticed the southern glass entry door was damaged. Officers formed a perimeter on the outside of the business.
They observed a 17-year-old boy inside and took him into custody.
Zaloudek said the juvenile’s hands were bloody, presumably from breaking into the business because of evidence officers located inside and outside.
The male juvenile also possessed a bottle of vodka and claimed to be intoxicated.
Officers learned the juvenile was the offender in multiple other burglaries to businesses on the west side of Zion, Zaloudek said.
He had previously been arrested two months ago in connection with those.
The juvenile was on probation for his previous burglaries during his recent arrest.
The juvenile was charged with a felony count of burglary and transported to the Robert W. Depke Juvenile Complex Center, Zaloudek said.
The Zion Police Department said they do not have information regarding the boy’s current detention status.