Teens Nabbed for Plainfield Vehicle Break-in

Police say the pair had bicycles, electronic equipment and a credit card, all of which are believed to have been stolen.

arrested two teens early Friday morning after they allegedly broke into a vehicle near 143rd Street and Meadow Lane.

Raymond M. Villa, 19, of 12910 Stellar Lane, Plainfield, is being held in the Will County jail on charges of burglary from a motor vehicle, theft, criminal damage to property. His alleged 15-year-old accomplice was charged in juvenile court and has been released to a guardian.

Police say the pair were seen breaking into a vehicle and were confronted by its owner. When they fled on bicycles, the victim called the police and followed them.

The two were taken into custody a short time later and, when questioned at the Plainfield Police Department, implicated themselves in the crime, according to a media release issued Friday afternoon by Sgt. Kevin McQuaid.

Police found them in possession of bicycles, electronic equipment and a credit card that were not their property, McQuaid said.

Villa will appear in court Saturday, where a judge will review the case and set bail.

Mom of 2 July 09, 2011 at 03:02 AM
I am so sick of these teen break ins. What should also be published are the consequences these punks are receiving so maybe it could deter further break ins and thefts.
SUBURBAN NANNY #6 July 09, 2011 at 04:17 AM
You go girl!
Ryan Arteaga July 09, 2011 at 04:43 AM
Dannyboy July 09, 2011 at 04:36 PM
my conscience July 10, 2011 at 05:30 PM
the path to heaven is full of sinners and believers
Mike C. July 11, 2011 at 02:36 PM
Unfortunately, the punishments are that harsh (the minor didn't even have his name published). I was a victim of this in the summer of '09 and would recommend that if you keep your car out overnight you take out all valuable (ipod/garage clicker/money/gps/etc) and lock your doors as I forgot that part of it.
d2quinn July 12, 2011 at 01:58 AM
unfortunately, the consequences are very little and you find that the same punks are vandalizing and burglarizing multiple times. if we punished them harshly the FIRST time, perhaps there wouldn't be a 2nd time and perhaps it would teach others the consequences of their potential actions.... we are to easy on our youth!!!!!
momsopinion July 23, 2011 at 10:31 AM
Agree with "punish them harshly the 1st time! My son did the same thing and while I left him sitting in jail, eventually he was released. He should have been forced to serve a longer sentence and then perhaps he wouldn't have done the SAME thing again 90 days after being released.
Ken Pulliam July 24, 2011 at 12:16 AM
It saddens me to see youths ruining their lives for sake of being "cool". So much potential yet these very actions have closed a few doors on them. Why make it hard on yourself? It's already a tough enough world without handicapping yourself with a criminal record. Very sad.
anotherperson November 22, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Plainfield is on a huge heroin epedemic...ever stop and think WHY these kids are acting the way there acting? What business does a 15 yr old really have with a 19 yr old? I'm not telling anyone how to do their jobs, but open our eyes!


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