|Men wave to the Google Street View car outside of 525 Hawthorne Place.|
That’s how one 19th district officer wrapped up the arrests of two men who were allegedly seen breaking into a truck outside of 525 Hawthorne Place on Wednesday morning. One of the arrestees has already pleaded guilty and is serving out a brief sentence.
Officers who responded to the 6:30AM call quickly arrested one suspect who managed to steer his bicycle directly into a squad car. But the other bike-riding man sped away.
Despite his best pedaling efforts, the man was taken into custody at Cornelia and Pine Grove by officers who had mounted much speedier “horseless carriages.”
Juan Meza, 37, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of criminal trespass to a vehicle and received a 20-day sentence. Possession of burglary tool charges were dropped, court records show.
44-year-old O’Brien Anthony Quaid of the 700 block of Cornelia pleaded not guilty to one count of criminal damage to property. He’s due back in court on September 15.