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Burglar arrested after jumping out window of Elgin home

(ELGIN) A burglar was arrested after jumping out of a northwest suburban home’s window and leading police on a short foot chase Monday afternoon.

Jonathan S. Chaney / photo from Elgin police
Jonathan S. Chaney / photo from Elgin police

Someone reported a possible burglary at a vacant home in the 600 block of Cooper Avenue in Elgin about 4:30 p.m. Monday, according to a statement from Elgin police.

Officers saw a man inside who had cut the copper piping and was removing it from the home, police said. He jumped out of a first-floor window and led officers on a short chase before being arrested without incident.

Jonathan S. Chaney, 25, is charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor counts of resisting a peace officer and criminal damage to property, police said.

Chaney, of the 1900 block of Canal Street in Blue Island, appeared in court Tuesday morning and was ordered held on a $10,000 bond.