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Police Apprehend Suspected Burglar, Find Gun

Hours after an early morning break-in, police have found a person who fits the description of the offender, and a long gun nearby.

Police have apprehended a suspect in Thursday morning's armed burglary in the 3000 block of Parkside.

Earlier: 

The offender, who was described as a male wearing a dark hoodie and dark pants (possibly jeans), was spotted in a Highland Park home at 7:22 a.m. by the homeowners, with what appeared to be a rifle. He fled on foot, and was last seen heading north towards the park area. No one was injured.

At 9:19 a.m., a Lake Forest officer assisting the Highland Park police located a person fitting the description of the offender in the area of Half-Day Road and Ridge Road, according to Highland Park Deputy Police Chief Dave Schwarz. Officers found a long gun lying along the roadway a short distance away in the 1500 block of Half-Day Road.

Before the suspect was apprehended, two residents called the police to report sightings of someone who may have been the offender. One said he was near , another reported seeing him in the backyard of a home, according to Schwarz.

The suspect was taken into custody and is being held pending authorization of charges.

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Steve August 02, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Where is George Zimmerman when you need him?
RonnieTheLimoDriver August 02, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Nice work officers. Nobody was hurt and the bad guy is in jail.
David Gomez August 02, 2012 at 07:56 PM
I would like to see a picture of the guy bc last Monday a guy ring the door bell of my house and it was a young kid like 17-19
sandy granroth August 03, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Great notifcation alert system by the Highland Park Police on this, makes us feel like we truly are a safe community
Sheldon Langer August 03, 2012 at 05:40 PM
No community is really safe. The 'bad guys" are mobile, they are not local ! Don't be naive--be aware !!
Sheldon Langer August 03, 2012 at 05:42 PM
No community is really safe. The "bad guys" are mobile, they are not local ! Don't be naive--be aware !!
Marci August 03, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Did you see the latest report with photos? Was that the guy?

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