Crime & Courts

Two Chicago men charged in burglary of Oak Brook residence

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Two Chicago men have been charged in the burglarizing an Oak Brook residence.

Peter Miller, 33, of the 6700 block of North Olmsted Avenue, and Michael Miller, 25, of the 3400 block of N. Elston Avenue, both appeared at a bond hearing Wednesday where Judge John Kinsella set bond at $300,000 for Peter Miller and $250,000 for Michael Miller, according to a DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office news release.

Both men have been charged with one count of residential burglary.

On Nov. 15, at approximately 6:38 p.m., through the course of ongoing investigations into more than two dozen forced-entry residential burglaries to single family homes, the North Regional Major Crime Task Force’s Burglary Task Force identified a suspicious vehicle parked for approximately six minutes outside an Oak Brook home located on Windsor Drive.

Police arrived, causing the vehicle to flee the area leading police on a high-speed chase on eastbound Interstate 290. The car was able to flee from officers but an Illinois State Police helicopter tracked it to a location on 74th Street in Burbank, according to the release.

Peter Miller and Michael Miller along with two unidentified individuals exited the vehicle at this location and Peter Miller and Michael Miller were arrested by Burbank and Bridgeview police.

While at the Oak Brook home, police found the home’s rear sliding glass door damaged and the interior of the residence ransacked. The defendants allegedly stole personal items, including a handgun, from the residence, the release stated.

The following day, Lyons police received a call from an individual who was behind the chase when she saw something spark on the ground behind the fleeing vehicle. When she inspected her car the following morning, she found a handgun lodged in her vehicle that allegedly matched the gun stolen from the Oak Brook residence the prior evening, according to the release.

“Residential burglary can have a devastating effect not only on the victim of the crime, but also on the entire community,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in the release. “A family’s home is their sanctuary, providing safety and security to all within. Any violation of the protection a home provides will not be tolerated and will be met with the full force and effect of the law.”

The next court appearance for both men is scheduled for Dec. 1 for arraignment.

An investigation into the matter continues. Anyone with information is asked to call the Hinsdale Police Department at 630-789-7070.