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Teen Nabbed for Breaking into Family Home, Stealing TVs, Computers, Xbox

Police say Ashley Sullivan no longer lived with her family, but was discovered sleeping inside the house.

An 18-year-old woman who stole computers, televisions and an Xbox video game console from her family's house while they were vacationing has been arrested and charged with residential burglary.

Ashley E. Sullivan broke into the 25427 Pastoral Drive home Friday night, a burglary that was discovered after the fact by neighbors who were watching the house while the family was away, Sgt. Mike Fisher said.

When neighbors noticed suspicious activity at the house again Sunday night, they called police, who discovered Sullivan sleeping inside, Fisher said. The latter incident netted her a criminal trespass to residence charge.

"She admitted what she did," Fisher said.

Sullivan was no longer residing with her mother and stepfather and did not have a key to the house, he said. It's not known where she was living at the time of her arrest, he said, but she has a long juvenile history of having ongoing problems with her family.

Fisher said police are trying to determine what Sullivan did with the stolen goods, which included a 50-inch flat screen TV that had been mounted to the wall. Police speculate she may have a drug problem, although she would only admit to using marijuana, he said.

Sullivan is being held in the Will County jail in lieu of $2,500 bail. Her next court date is May 8.

T-Bone April 18, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Police Speculate she has a Drug Problem....Wow! Now that is some great detective work! What is she, 90lbs!
Alexa April 18, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Now, now, T-Bone--some of us are just tiny! :) But yeah, OF COURSE there is some kinda drug thing going on--she's not stealing all those electronics for jelly-bean money.
topper April 18, 2012 at 02:17 PM
What all skinny people have a drug problem???? You should be a detective.
T-Bone April 18, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Alexa, Topper, Stop being so sensitive! Nothing against tiny/skinny people. You can tell she is not well is my point. I'm just glad she stole from her family and not a stranger. No it doesn't make it ok, but glad she kept the issues in the family!
Hugo April 19, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Maybe she has a gambling problem.
Miguel Sanchez April 19, 2012 at 04:38 PM
She should have stolen a sandwich.
nancy wilkins April 28, 2012 at 05:51 PM
DON'T U DARE JUDGE HER !!! ONLY GOD JUDGES !!! SOMETIMES PEOPLE GET OFF TRACK & THE ONES WHO TRULY CARE... R THE ONES THAT SUPPORT !!!! WE ALL NEED HELP FROM TIME TO TIME !!!
Dawn June 11, 2012 at 05:13 AM
If she was kicked out, she probably cant make it on her own out there? She needs help, and her family should send her somewhwere til she gets her life together.

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