Lake Villa woman returns home, finds burglars

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Daniel Morales | Lake County sheriff’s office

A woman arrived home Saturday night and found two men who had stolen her bicycle and two of her scooters in northwest suburban unincorporated Lake Villa.

At 10:15 p.m., officers responded to a call of a burglary in process in the 25600 block of West Marshfield Road, according to a statement from the Lake County sheriff’s office. A woman was returning home when she saw two men who had taken her bicycle and two of her scooters from a shed on her property.

Officers were able to catch one of the men, 29-year-old Daniel Morales, who had one of the scooters, polices said. Initially, he lied to deputies about his name.

Morales, of the 37000 block of North Piper Lane in unincorporated lake Villa, was charged with one felony count of burglary and misdemeanor counts of theft and obstructing identification.

He is being held in Lake County Jail on a $50,000 bond and is next scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

The second man was able to run away.

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