Kids left in car while couple burglarizes home

November 10, 2009 7:46:08 PM PST
A man and woman from Des Plaines were arrested after leaving left three children in a van while they burglarized a home Sunday night in the Northwest Side Irving Park neighborhood. Stanley and Sandy Miller, of 85 Dover Dr. in Des Plaines, were both charged with felony residential burglary, according to police.

Stanley, 28 and Sandy, 29 were both arrested at 9:16 p.m. Sunday at 4124 N. Pulaski Rd. as the burglary was occurring, according to police who said the charges were approved Monday at 6:22 p.m.

They are expected to appear in bond court later Tuesday in Cook County Criminal Court.

Someone from the building called police to say they saw the Millers allegedly in the residence on closed circuit television, according to police.

When officers responded to the Pulaski Road address they found a Ford van parked outside with three children, 8, 9 and 2 inside, according to police.

The children told police the van ran out of gas and their mother went to the gas station. The officers saw a broken window in the residence and saw Stanley and Sandy Miller inside allegedly going through boxes and drawers, according to police.

Officers saw Stanley Miller allegedly place a small metal object shaped like a horse in his pocket and when officers got inside Sandy Miller said she lived at the residence.

The Millers were placed into custody when neither could tell police the address of the residence and said their grandmother was upstairs possibly sleeping, police said.

No one else was inside the home and the victim of the burglary told police she did not know them and did not give them permission to enter, police said.

Officers searched the residence and recovered the metal horse and a glove, according to police.

Grand Central Area detectives were investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2009)


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