In A Crime Dominated By Outsiders, Two Locals Face Burglary Charges

While the vast majority of criminals arrested in our neighborhood come from distant reaches of the city, a couple of locals now find themselves behind bars on serious charges.

Kaser (Cook County Sheriff)

First up is Aaron Kaser, a 31-year-old who lives in the 3900 block of North Janssen. Or, at least he lived there until he got arrested for burglary.

Cops on patrol said they saw Kaser pulling on car door handles in in the 1200 block of West Newport around 2:30 a.m. on September 28. During a field interview, the officers noticed that Kaser was hauling around “a lot” of tools that Kaser said he “found.”

Pressed for more detail, Kaser took the cops to an open garage in the 3200 block of North Sheffield where Kaser said he “took the tools…before someone else did,” according to an arrest report

A homeowner identified the tools that Kaser was carrying, including a ProLift Work stool, a DeWalt hand drill, a DeWalt grinder, two jack stands, a Tekton torque wrench, two boxes of drill bits, a socket wrench with a bag of attachments, three portable work lights, a 50 foot extension cord, a bag of wrenches, three screwdrivers, and a C-clamp, according to police inventory records.

A judge set Kaser’s bail at $10,000.

Bieler (Cook County Sheriff)

Meanwhile, prosecutors say Brian Bieler burglarized a garden apartment that’s just three doors down from his Lincoln Park home.

Police say Bieler broke into his neighbor’s apartment in the 800 block of West Lill on September 7 and admitted to the crime during an interview with detectives three weeks later.

Charged with residential burglary, his bail’s set at $50,000.

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