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Mount Prospect Police Arrest Two For Residential Burglary

Post Date:12/30/2013

Mount Prospect Police Arrest Two For Residential Burglary

Heriberto J. Varela

 Luis E. Machado
Heriberto J. Varela Luis E. Machado

On December 28, 2013 at 3:28 p.m., Mount Prospect police officers responded to a residential burglary in the 1400 block of South Robert Drive. While en route, officers learned two subjects were ringing the doorbell and pounding on the front door of a residence. When nobody answered, the subjects forced open the front door and one entered the home. The two subjects fled on foot after discovering someone was home inside of the residence. Mount Prospect police officers were able to locate the two subjects in the area, who were positively identified by the resident. The resident was not injured during the incident.

Officers arrested and charged Heriberto J. Varela, 18 years old, of 1417 South Circle Drive, Mount Prospect and Luis E. Machado, 18 years old, of 4540 West Parker Avenue, Chicago, with one count of residential burglary each.

Varela and Machado were taken to a bond hearing at the 3rd District Circuit Court of Cook County in Rolling Meadows on December 30, 2013. Varela’s bond was set at $20,000.00 “D” and Machado’s bond was set at $10,000.00 “D”. Their next court date is set for January 23, 2014 in room 108 of the 3rd District Circuit Court of Cook County in Rolling Meadows.

The public is reminded that criminal charges are not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Mount Prospect Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit would like to take this opportunity to remind residents of the best practice when someone unexpectedly rings your doorbell or knocks on your door. Residents should acknowledge the person who is outside of their home through the door, without unlocking or opening the door. If you feel the person ringing your doorbell or knocking on your door is suspicious in any way, please call 9-1-1 immediately. Also, if you ask the person to leave and they do not, please call 9-1-1 and have an officer respond to assist you.

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