.

Tree Trimmers Help Cops Chase Down Accused Burglar

Downers Grove police arrest Hillside man accused of burglarizing a residence on April 12.

Louis Colella, 51, of Hillside, IL, has been charged with one count of burglary. | DuPage County Sherrif
Louis Colella, 51, of Hillside, IL, has been charged with one count of burglary. | DuPage County Sherrif

Downers Grove Police arrested a man suspected of residential burglary with the help of three tree trimmers who were chasing the man down, a news advisory said.

Louis Colella, 51 of 253 Linden Ave, Hillside, was charged with one count of residential burglary.

Police responded to a call of a burglary in progress in the 5400 block of Blodgett Avenue around 11:29 a.m. April 11.

According to the news advisory, the resident came home, entered her house through a side door, and saw man later identified as Colella leaving her house through the front door.

When the resident confronted him, police said that Colella ran south toward Barth Pond.

A tree trimming crew working in the area and followed him. Police officers saw the man running and were able to take him into custody, the news advisory said.

Colella is currently being held in the DuPuge County Jail. Bail was set at $250,000, until he is able to post $25,000 bond.


retcop April 18, 2014 at 08:04 AM
Someone should check with this burglar's parole officer about his home address. I put his address on zillow & it is listed as foreclosed & appears empty. Great response time by police & thanks to the tree trimmers he is where he should have been instead out on parole.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »