Burglars Ransack Highland Park Home

The following arrest information was supplied by the Highland Park Department. It does not indicate a conviction.


Police are investigating a report of a residential burglary which occurred between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 17. It was reported that unknown offender(s) gained entry by smashing one of the windows on the front door and ransacked the bedrooms. Jewelry, rare coins were taken. The incident occurred in the 1600 block of Arbor Avenue, according to Highland Park Police reports.

Disorderly Conduct

Fidel Flores-Martinez, 28, of Highland Park was arrested Jan. 19 and charged with disorderly conduct – filing a false police report after attempting to report his vehicle which was involved in a hit and run in Chicago stolen from his residence, according to Highland Park Police reports. He was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in Lake County Court on Feb. 26 in Park City.

Driver’s License Infractions and More

Ruben Moncivaiz, 38, of Highland Park was arrested Jan. 17 and charged with driving while license revoked, uninsured motor vehicle, speeding and possession of drug paraphernalia after being stopped by police in the 800 block of Ridge Road, according to Highland Park Police reports. He was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in Lake County Court on Feb. 5 in Park City.

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Dan Cox January 27, 2014 at 09:06 AM
Burglary in Highland Park... in the middle of the day! Hmmm Ransacked the house and made a clean get-away,good thing no kids were home and were found by the burglars... they do not like witnesses.
IgnorantA January 27, 2014 at 09:29 AM
don't rule out the fact that this could have been done by the homeowners themselves... Good investigator will check the families personal financial situation, they would not be the first to fake a burglary in order to collect the insurance money...
Sandra Sandoval January 27, 2014 at 09:46 AM
what is the Highland Park Department, this is the 2nd time I have seen this Header, does anyone edit their stories
Dan Cox January 27, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Burglary is becoming more common as the economic conditions worsen for the unemployed and underemployed. Desperate people will do desperate things to survive and there are way too many people who are out of work and desperate right now. The government just cut off unemployment benefits to millions of Americans and they are going to find some way to survive, any way they can.
Highlands HP'er January 27, 2014 at 12:07 PM
Yes... burglary is becoming more common... so long as you completely ignore all the actual data over the last 40 years. I'd have to say.. I kind of chuckled that it occured about a block away from Keyth security.
Stu Pidasso January 27, 2014 at 01:58 PM
it's called Third World Journalism!!
Dan Cox January 27, 2014 at 03:22 PM
Highland Park has had $50,000.00 in furs stolen in a daylight break-in, numerous residential burglaries and yet the only arrests are of the Illegal Aliens that Highland Park Boycotted Arizona about! Wow, you have an ironic sense of justice there.
Stu Pidasso January 27, 2014 at 04:52 PM
It's pathetic Dan, isn't it? More the reason to be locked and loaded on MY property
doug julin February 09, 2014 at 03:55 PM
Not many will try to forcibly enter an occupied home. Yet. If nothing of particular value was taken it will happen again in the town soon. If something particular was taken then it was an inside job. As for the inferred gun reference here I will say this. Personally I have two loaded weapons in the house. My cute little CZ Rammi is right next to my tea cup as I write. But what is keeping THEM from being taken when I'm gone ? . I would never want to shoot someone over some stupid jewelry anyway. The answer is clear here. Just call Keyth ! Thats why he's there ! Hey Keyth, does that whacky lady still work upstairs ?
Dan Cox February 09, 2014 at 04:58 PM
Doug Julin, I see your point and advise a different approach... conceal carry the handgun and stow the other gun in a secure location, I.E. a gun safe, hidden compartment, etc. I NEVER leave my gun unsecured, anywhere. It is either on my person or locked up. Keyth...cute trucks, but useless in a rapid home invasion scenario. A person can kick in your front door or bash the out the 2nd floor bedroom window, VIA a ladder and be in the home in less than 6 seconds... ransack the jewlary boxes, dresser drawers, throw your little closet safe out the window and be gone in less than two minutes. It takes longer than that for the alarm company to call your phone to see if it is a false alarm and then call the Police...10 minutes or more for Police response... and the look outs parked two blocks from the house relay which way the Cops are coming from. So with cell phone comunications...the Robbers escape unseen. Now, if a thirtteen year old girl is home alone, she could suffer the fate of a Fox Lake, Il. teen who disturbed a burglary and was murdered. Keyth won't do her any good!
doug julin February 09, 2014 at 11:30 PM
Ya, I see how people who really know what they are doing could pull off a burglary. A determined foe is hard to stop. But for most cases I would think that just the sight of a security camera staring down at you might make one move on to the next house. Personal property can be insured but I get your point. No one should ever be left in a situation where bodily harm could be inflicted by an intruder. Thats why both the wife & myself pack heat and sleep with the Mossberg Persuader. Remember , " AN ARMED SOCIETY IS A POLITE SOCIETY".
Dan Cox February 10, 2014 at 05:48 AM
doug julin, There was a news report about 6 months ago, about burlary's with video of the intruders... they did not care. The Police in Chicago, Evanston and Park Ridge have multiple cases. Remember, there is a major drug abuse issue in this area and these people are not working in the normal mental mode. Heroin, Meyth and Cocaine are influencing a lot of the criminals. agree 100%, an Armed society is a polite society.
Stu Pidasso February 10, 2014 at 01:23 PM
Great post!!
Meshephelous February 11, 2014 at 11:27 PM
Guns are great, but the concept of burglars scaling walls and busting through windows is largely fantasy. You have a better chance of dying by falling down your stairs than getting killed by a home intruder. Now, if you put yourself into dangerous neighborhoods and dangerous situations, then a CCW is a prudent choice, but to take such measures to combat an almost non-existent threat in one of the safest areas in the state is kind of silly.... I imagine that most burglaries around here are specifically targeted heists or inside jobs.
Dan Cox February 12, 2014 at 06:33 AM
Mesh, Okay, so it is not likely...but neither is a fire or Tornado...but we still prepare for the possibilty. I find it amusing, how some who are giving opinions are giving those opinions based on what they imagine and how they feel, rather than actual facts. What do you do, when a door gets pryed open and the guys are IN YOUR HOME? Do you think 911 will save you, really?
Stu Pidasso February 12, 2014 at 12:58 PM
911 is for the after thought after the intruder has been rendered hamless after loading some lead into his body, because he entered your house without permission to either rob or hurt you.....
Meshephelous February 12, 2014 at 01:04 PM
But Dan, you seem to be doing the same thing... the fact is that it is an extremely unlikely possibility to have someone break in to your home and assault you. Is it reasonable to fixate and fear this potential occurrence? Should I be installing a missile battery in my back yard to take down hijacked airliners? Should I boil all my water because it might be contaminated? Believe me, I have no faith in the capability of the HP PD to do anything more than bust underage drinking parties or harass speeders, but at the same time, I don't fear what they can't protect against... You can't let anecdotal evidence of isolated events shape how you operate on a daily basis.


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