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.