LOWELL | A former Lowell resident was arrested Monday in Hobart in connection with an Oct. 6 residential burglary.
John Earl Lucas Jr., 42, of Hammond, is being investigated for his alleged involvement in other Lowell burglaries Oct. 21 and 22, Assistant Lowell Police Chief James Woestman said.
Hobart police and the U.S. Marshal’s Great Lakes Task Force arrested Lucas at the Dollar Inn, 1855 Mississippi St., on an active warrant, Woestman said.
If convicted of felony theft and false informing charges related to the Oct. 6 burglary in the 200 block of Oakley Ave., Lucas faces a maximum of 3.5 years in prison.
Woestman said the other burglaries in the 400 and 600 blocks of Oakley, the 300 block of Joe Martin Road and the 300 block of East Main Street are still under investigation. He anticipates additional charges will be filed against Lucas.
“We would like to thank the Hobart Police Department and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force of the U.S. Marshal's Service for their assistance in apprehending Lucas,” Woestman said.