A Chicago man on parole is accused of trying to break into the garage of a home in West Suburban Elmhurst while in possession of a stolen vehicle.
Ivan Mendez, 22, is charged with one count of attempted burglary, one count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and other misdemeanor charges including resisting arrest, according to a statement from the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.
About 1:20 a.m. Monday, Elmhurst police responded to 895 Washington Street for reports of a suspicious vehicle parked in a driveway, prosecutors said. When they arrived, officers found a Nissan Rogue SUV that had been reported stolen several weeks earlier.
A few minutes later, an officer spotted Mendez walking out of a backyard on Van Buren Street near the Nissan, prosecutors said. He ran when the officer tried to make contact.
Around 8 a.m. the same day, Mendez ran from officers who spotted him walking on St. Charles Road, prosecutors said. He was found in a garage in Villa Park and taken into custody.
An investigation determined Mendez had allegedly driven to Elmhurst in the stolen vehicle to break into the garage of a home on Van Buren, prosecutors said.
His bond was set at $100,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court on Sep. 20.