Schaumburg police said Friday they have charged five men with residential burglary after a chase after two of them entered the home of two senior citizens under false pretenses on Tuesday. As the men fled, their vehicle caused one minor injury in a collision, investigators said.
Charged with one count each of residential burglary were Corky Miller, 40, of the 2400 block of North Clybourn in Chicago; Michael Miller, 40, of the 8200 block of North Milwaukee in Niles; Lawrence Miller, 18, of the 1800 block of Palm in Prospect Heights; Alan Ely, 23, of the 1800 block of White Chapel in Mount Prospect; and Rocky Reed, 23, of the 500 block of Ida Court in Mount Prospect.
Miller also was charged with one felony count of fleeing and eluding.
Police gave this account:
On Tuesday afternoon, a Schaumburg police detective was conducting burglary surveillance on the east side of the village when he observed a vehicle on Spring Creek Circle that matched a description of one belonging to burglary suspects from another community.
The detective observed two men run from a home and enter the vehicle in which three other men already were.
As the detective began following the vehicle, the vehicle began taking evasive action and eventually was involved in two separate, minor traffic collisions -- one with a civilian vehicle and another with a Schaumburg squad car at the intersection of Woodfield Road and Mall Drive.
Police arrested all five occupants of the vehicle at that point. The driver of the civilian vehicle suffered a minor injury in the collision.
Police said two of the men had approached two elderly residents at their home claiming to be construction workers who had struck something while working down the street and needed to check for lighting problems in the home. They fled after being alerted of a possible police presence by their partners in the car.
During a bond hearing Thursday at the Cook County courthouse in Rolling Meadows, Corky Miller received a $50,000 bond and Reed, Ely and Lawrence Miller received $20,000 bonds. Michael Miller was remanded to the custody of the Cook County Sheriff's Department and is being held without bond for a probation violation.