Park Ridge Police: 2011 burglary solved with arrest
Updated: April 22, 2013 10:06AM
PARK RIDGE — A man already in police custody in downstate Illinois has been connected to a 2011 burglary at a Park Ridge home.
Park Ridge Deputy Police Chief Lou Jogmen said Jeffrey Levin, 53, whose last known address was on the 7300 block of North Damen in Chicago, is accused of breaking into a home on the 500 block of South Cumberland Avenue in December 2011. Levin was charged with the crime on Feb. 15.
According to Jogmen, Levin was located in Springfield, Ill. where he has been in police custody since a Jan. 12, 2012 arrest on a burglary charge. Jogmen said detectives investigating Levin recovered property that was reported stolen from the Cumberland Avenue home.
Jogmen declined to share what items were recovered, but at the time the burglary occurred police reported that a safe containing “a considerable amount of cash and jewelry” was stolen.
At the time, police had released a sketch of the suspect based on witness accounts. The witnesses reported seeing a man near the house when the Dec. 23, 2011 break-in ocurred.
Jogmen said Park Ridge detectives shared information from this case with investigators from other police departments, eventually leading to the identification of Levin as a suspect.
“Networking between different departments is what’s getting these cases solved,” Jogmen said, explaining that detectives meet to share burglary patterns and methods of operations while they “compare notes.”
In January 2012, when Levin was initially arrested in Springfield, Glenview Police were among officers from several law enforcement agencies that assisted Springfield police in their investigation. At the time, Levin was also charged in connection with a burglary that occurred in Deer Park, Glenview Police said.
Levin was also arrested in August 2011 on a burglary charge in Glencoe.