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Suspect arrested in Pike County home burglaries, invasions

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Aug. 17, 2019 4:20 pm Updated: Aug. 17, 2019 10:32 pm

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- A suspect has been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries and home invasions in Pike County.

Pike County Sheriff David Greenwood said the first burglary took place Thursday in rural Chambersburg. It was discovered when a homeowner returned home and found that it had been broken into.

Then during the early morning hours Friday, the sheriff's department was dispatched to another home in rural Chambersburg. This time, the perpetrators entered the home while the owners were at home. The owners were robbed, and the home was burglarized.

A short time later, Greenwood said, the sheriff's department was dispatched to a house in rural Perry in another reported home invasion. The homeowner reported that the suspects entered the home and robbed her. They also burglarized the home and stole a vehicle.

The vehicle was described as a sage-green Honda CRV with a luggage rack on the roof. The vehicle has an Illinois license plate with the number P302654. The vehicle has not been recovered.

Greenwood said a suspect in the case was subsequently taken into custody in Jacksonville and taken to the Pike County Jail. The suspect's identity was not released.

"We believe that these incidents are related to others that have occurred recently in Adams and Scott County," Greenwood said. "This is still a very active joint investigation" and involves the Pike County Sheriff's Department, Illinois State Police, Adams County Sheriff's Department, Scott County Sheriff's Department and Jacksonville Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to call any of the law enforcement agencies mentioned above, or they can call Pike County Crime Stoppers at 217-285-1500.

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