HOBART — A man arrested Wednesday during a police raid at his home is suspected of breaking into vehicles and stealing items from them, an official said.
The 37-year-old Hobart man is well-known to law enforcement, is known to possess numerous weapons and "has a propensity for violence," Lt. James Gonzales said.
Because of those factors, the Hobart Police Department requested the Northwest Regional SWAT Team's help while executing a search warrant at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday in the 3700 block of Liverpool Road, he said.
The man was taken into custody without incident, he said.
The man became a suspect in the auto burglary case after police reviewed surveillance images from different businesses, police said.
The Hobart Police Department serves as a local partner to the U.S. Secret Service, which had an agent on scene Wednesday to assist with the search of the residence, Gonzales said.
Police on Thursday were reviewing evidence and conducting interviews. The Lake County prosecutor's office could file charges Friday against the man.