Cal City man charged with residential burglary

2013-01-30T13:37:00Z 2013-01-30T21:53:05Z Cal City man charged with residential burglaryTimes Staff nwitimes.com
January 30, 2013 1:37 pm  • 

CALUMET CITY | An 18-year-old Calumet City man is charged with residential burglary after a patrol officer saw him and a juvenile at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday enter an alley near Pulaski Road and Price Avenue attempting to hide a backpack, police said.

Jahmal A. Jackson, who is on parole for unlawful use of a weapon, is charged with residential burglary. The juvenile is charged in juvenile court.

The officer discovered Jackson and the juvenile trying to hide a backpack in the alley and found an Xbox video game system, games and other items in the backpack. Other officers who responded to assist checked the area for a possible burglary and discovered forced entry to a residence in the 600 block of Hirsch Avenue, police said.

A witness identified Jackson and the juvenile and told police they were in the yard of the Hirsch Avenue residence just minutes earlier. The homeowner later identified the Xbox game system and the other items and said they were taken from her home.

Jackson had a bond hearing Wednesday at the 6th District Cook County Circuit Court in Markham. Judge Darron Bowden set a bond of $75,000. Jackson has a Feb. 20 court date in Markham.

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