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Chicago Man Arrested For Shorewood Burglaries And Home Invasions

Chicago (CBS) — A Chicago man was arrested for three burglary and home invasion incidents in Shorewood that happened last Saturday, police said.

RELATED Man Caught On Ring Video Doorbell Suspected In Shorewood Burglary And Home Invasion Incidents

Angelo Ristick, a.k.a. Sam Mitchell, 32, was arrested Thursday in Chicago. The Chicago Police Department then transferred Ristick over to Shorewood police detectives.

(Credit: Shorewood Police Department)

Ristick was charged with home invasion, aggravated battery to a senior citizen, residential burglary and aggravated identity theft.

He allegedly used different methods to attempt to gain entry to three homes on March 16. Two of his attempts were successful and a third was not.

In one incident, in the 900 block of Caprice, a woman in her 80s was hurt. She was hospitalized with bruises.

In another incident in the 500 block of Helene, items were stolen from a home.

The incidents appear to be random, according to police.

Shorewood police transferred custody of Ristick to the Will County Adult Detention Center Thursday evening. His original arrest warrant had a $6 million bond.

Berwyn Man Killed In Home Invasion

Chicago (CBS) — Berwyn police are looking for three suspects in a home invasion that left one man dead and another injured Thursday night.

Police responded to a call just before 9 p.m. in the 1800 block of Clinton Avenue, and found a man who said three armed offenders had entered his home and separated him from his stepfather by putting him in the basement. The 19-year-old victim said he jumped out of a window and ran to the neighbors for help.

Officers found 57-year-old Juan Torres unconscious and bleeding, but no offenders inside the home. The man was taken to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood and later died from his injuries. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

Berwyn police are investigating and do not believe it was a random incident.

Anyone with information can contact Berwyn Police Detectives at 708-795-2160 or the Berwyn Police Department Crime Tip Hotline at 708-749-6564.

Man Caught On Ring Video Doorbell Suspected In Shorewood Burglary And Home Invasion Incidents

CHICAGO (CBS) — Shorewood police are investigating two burglary and home invasion incidents that occurred during the day Saturday and may be related and possibly committed by the same man, police say.

Different methods of entry were used at each home, including an attempted ruse entry of an occupied home and forced entry into another home.

The incidents appear to be random, according to police.

In one incident a woman was hurt. She is currently hospitalized with bruises. In another incident items were stolen from a home.

(Credit: Shorewood police)

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man in his early 30s who was driving a dark full-sized pick-up Chevrolet truck. He was wearing a gray hoodie, black shirt, white undershirt and faded blue jeans.

(Credit: Shorewood police)

In surveillance video the suspect can be seen walking slowly to a front door and wearing a neon yellow and gray glove on his left hand. He stands at the door for about 30 seconds, appearing to look inside the house.

In surveillance video from a Ring video doorbell, the suspect in two Shorewood burglary and home invasion incidents can be seen trying to block his face from view.

Then he knocks and quickly puts his gloved hand over the doorbell camera but not enough to conceal his face.

He can be heard saying, “I’m so sorry. I needed hot water.”

The homeowner responds, “Oh, hot water. Okay, I just put cold water.”

The suspect then says, “Could you just bring it next door? Could you just drop it off?”

It’s not known if he man entered this home or if the woman heard talking to him was attacked.

What is known is Shorewood Police say the man appears to be connected to a burglary and home invasion on March 16 in the community.

Everyone in the areas of the 500 block of Helene Street and the 900 block of Caprice Drive in Shorewood is asked to report all suspicious people or vehicles in their neighborhoods and review surveillance video from March 16.

Shorewood police are also reminding homeowners anyone soliciting business must be able to show you documentation from the village showing they’re authorized to solicit at your door.

Piedmont Police Pitch Plan To Implement Surveillance Camera Network

PIEDMONT (KPIX 5) — Residents in Piedmont could see a host of new surveillance cameras in town if a proposal by the police chief passes the city council.

Police chief Jeremy Bowers laid out a plan to expand a surveillance camera pilot program before a small group of Piedmont residents. Bowers said the pilot program began in 2017 with cameras at the intersection of Grand and Oakland Avenues.

“It has been successful,” he said. “We’ve seen clear cases where the utilization of the public safety camera footage has aided our investigators in identifying folks involved in crimes.”

The expanded plan would involve placing additional cameras at five other intersections: Grand Wildwood Avenues, Grand and Rose Avenues, Sunnyside and Olive Avenues, Trestle Glen Road and Cavanaugh Court, and Kingston and Monte Cresta Avenues.

Bowers said the cameras would cost about $50,000 per intersection to install.

Rick Schiller, who attended the meeting, said he supports the plan.

“We’ve got a very good police department so I think if they feel it can enhance it and the dollars are there, probably I’d say go for it,” he said.

Some residents expressed concerns about privacy with the new cameras, but Bowers said they would be placed in public areas where there was no expectation of privacy. He also said only police would have access to the cameras and the video would be used strictly in criminal investigations.

Piedmont resident Sunny Bostrom-Fleming said any privacy concerns she had in the past are irrelevant, considering the prevalence of surveillance cameras.

“Now they’re everywhere. We’ve already gone over that bridge,” she said.

The chief said there would be more public meetings to inform the community about the proposal before it goes before the council this summer. He said the cameras could be installed as soon as the end of the summer.