Burglary Charges Filed In Auto Break-In Spree


A 61-year-old Uptown man faces five counts of burglary for allegedly breaking into a string of parked cars near Presence St. Joseph Hospital on Saturday morning.

Police arrested John Rodriguez of the 900 block of West Lawrence around 6:50 a.m. after a resident saw break-ins happening from a high-rise window in the 2900 block of North Lake Shore Drive.

Officers found eight vehicles with broken windows, but some members of the Taking Back Lakeview Neighbors group on Facebook estimated that more than 20 cars were targeted.

Bail for Rodriguez is set at $250,000.

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