A rash of home and business burglaries in and around Creve Coeur has been solved with the arrests of two men and a juvenile, village police department announced Friday.
More arrests are anticipated after a three-month investigation into the crimes, Creve Coeur Police Chief Dale King said in a news release.
Arrested for burglary and theft earlier this week were William Sommerville, 25, of 400 Robert St. in Creve Coeur, and Daniel Campbell, 31, of 111 Kickapoo Court in North Pekin. The identity of the 16-year-old youth also arrested was not released.
Formal charges have not yet been filed by the Tazewell County State’s Attorney’s Office. A spokesman at the county’s jail said Sommerville and Campbell were released Monday with notices to appear in court Oct. 6.
King said the burglaries took place in Marquette Heights, Morton and East Peoria as well as Creve Coeur. The alleged burglary ring targeted homes, storage units, vehicles and businesses, the news release stated.
Police recovered numerous stolen items, including kitchen appliances, a washer and dryer, a lawn tractor and a four-wheel ATV. The items have been returned to their owners, the news release stated.
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