3 Chicagoans Nabbed in 2-State Burglary Spree

The Lake County State's Attorney approved more than 60 charges against the three suspects, who are accused of breaking in to homes in Lake County and Wisconsin, police report.

The following is a press release from the Highland Park Police Department:

Communities in northeast Illinois and southeast Wisconsin have experienced a similar pattern of crime related to theft over the past several months. The offender(s) enter unlocked vehicles and use garage door openers to enter garages and homes, via unlocked inside garage doors, to commit burglaries. The offender(s) also steal vehicles after obtaining keys from inside residences. 

On July 1, 2014 at 3:09 AM, the Highland Park Police Department responded to a 911 call from a resident in the 800 block of Kimball Road, just west of Green Bay Road. The resident reported that an unknown person was attempting to gain entry to their home through a rear window, but the 
suspect fled after making eye contact with the homeowner. 

Officers responded, ensured the safety of the residents, and observed a vehicle speeding away from the scene. The fleeing vehicle was abandoned near the intersection of Park Ave. West and Route 41 where three suspects fled on foot. It was later confirmed that the vehicle had been stolen from Gurnee, IL earlier that same morning. 

A perimeter was established with the assistance of Deerfield, Northbrook, Lake Forest and Bannockburn Police Departments. Suspect 1 (Eric Green) was taken into custody after he was found hiding in the bushes of a nearby business. 

A short time later, it was discovered that the other two fleeing suspects had committed a residential burglary in the 1700 block of Violet Court located near the intersection of Ridge Road and Route 22. Those two suspects stole a vehicle from that residence which was later recovered abandoned and intentionally set on fire in North Chicago, IL. 

It was determined that, prior to the original 911 call, the suspects had successfully committed a residential burglary in the 800 block of Kimballwood Lane, and at least three burglaries from motor vehicles in that area. During the subsequent investigation which ensued, suspect 2 (Rayshaun Jones) was located at his residence in North Chicago, IL and taken into custody without incident. Suspect 3 (Jero Odiscu) turned himself in to the North Chicago Police Department. Both were transported to the Highland Park Police Department for questioning.

Investigators from Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Mundelein, Vernon Hills, Gurnee, Antioch, and Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin gathered evidence, witness statements, and confessions which implicated the three suspects in multiple cases fitting the pattern. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s office was consulted and charges in Highland Park were filed as follows:

Eric D. Green: 
  • 1 Count Residential Burglary 
  • 1 Count Attempted Residential Burglary 
  • 3 Counts Burglary from Motor Vehicle 
Rayshaun Jones: 
  • Arson 
  • 2 Counts Residential Burglary 
  • 1 Count Attempted Residential Burglary 
  • Motor Vehicle Theft 
  • 3 Counts Burglary from Motor Vehicle 
  • Aggravated Fleeing & Eluding 
Jero Odiscu: 
  • Arson 
  • 2 Counts Residential Burglary 
  • 1 Count Attempted Residential Burglary 
  • Motor Vehicle Theft 
  • 3 Counts Burglary from Motor Vehicle 
In all, over 60 charges were approved by the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office which included the above listed counts and charges from other jurisdictions. On July 3, 2014, all 3 subjects were transported to the Lake County Court building in Waukegan, Illinois for a bond hearing. All 3 subjects were remanded to the Custody of the Lake County Jail with the following 
  • Jero Odiscu and Eric Green—$500,000 cash bond 
  • Rayshaun Jones—$750,000 cash bond and a “no bond hold” for an existing Kenosha County, Wisconsin warrant
alan donahue July 04, 2014 at 11:10 AM
While I appreciate the work of our law enforcement, I cannot help but shake my fist in anger over what could have been a far better outcome. With the AWB in HP, it prevented the homeowner from killing these individuals outright. Now they will go to jail for 3-5 years, come out, have 27 kids, those kids will grow up to be murderers and rapists and what could have been more than a hundred crimes prevented with an AWB, will instead be the genesis of armageddon.
Running55 July 04, 2014 at 11:48 AM
Oh Alan. They could have shot them with a gun that wasn't a aw! Or stabbed them with a knife. Instead HP police did their job!!! Well done.
FAL July 04, 2014 at 01:32 PM
Thank you Highland Park Police.....


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