Snowy tracks lead police to suspected burglar
Police said they say Armando Aldana, Jr., 22, of Libertyville walking up a driveway and entering an unlocked vehicle in the 200 block of East Church Street on Feb. 5 at 2 a.m. Following Aldana’s tracks in the snow, police found two other victims and several areas where it appeared Aldana approached the doors on vehicles, entry doors to garages and doors to private residences.
One resident in the 300 block of First Street stated that his vehicle was entered but nothing appeared missing. Another stated that the handle on the rear sliding door to the home was damaged and was pushed back against the door.
Aldana was arrested and during the arrest he repeatedly resisted the officers attempts to take him into custody, police said. Aldana was processed at the police department and was then transported to the Lake County Jail to await bond court on three counts of burglary, as well as criminal trespass to property, criminal damage to property and resisting a peace officer.
Chungping Zhang, 51, of Lake Bluff was charged with battery following an incident at a business in the 1800 block of West Winchester Road on Feb. 6. Zhang had previously been employed at the business. Police said she returned and repeatedly pushed the office administrator and police were called.
Zhang was taken into custody and processed on a charge of battery. After signing a Trespass Warning for her former place of employment and posting a $1,500 personal recognizance bond, Zhang was released. Her court date was given a Feb. 26 court date at Mundelein Branch Court.