Lakeview: Charges filed, new details released in Monday morning burglary arrest

Mishawn Fields was arrested in the 900 block of West Fletcher | Google; CPD

Charges and new details have been released in connection with a home invasion near the Belmont Red Line station early Monday morning. And the alleged offender just happened to be AWOL after skipping court in another case that we told you about on CWBChicago. Here’s the run-down:

Around 4:30 a.m. on Monday, Chicago police kicked down the front door of a coach house in the 900 block of West Fletcher after a woman trapped inside reported that a burglar was walking through her home.

Taken into custody was 23-year-old Mishawn Fields of the South Shore neighborhood.

Police said Fields crawled through the woman’s front window and “took control of the victim’s iPhone.” He was continuing to look for valuables when police arrived on-scene and forced their way in, according to police.

Fields ran out of a second door and evaded officers briefly until a cop trapped him against a banister, police said this morning. “Fields continued to pull away in an attempt to defeat the arrest,” the department said. “Officers were able to gain control and placed him in custody.”

Prosecutors charged Fields with felony residential burglary and misdemeanor resisting police. He is due in bond court.

An arrest warrant has been out for Fields since he failed to appear in court on Nov. 14th to face charges stemming from an incident in Boystown.

On Nov. 8th Fields was riding in a stolen vehicle that police pulled over in the 3400 block of North Broadway. He was charged with felony possession of amphetamines and criminal trespass to a vehicle.

Police records show that Fields has been arrested six times as an adult and five of those arrests were made in the Boystown area.
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