More charges possible against Elgin man accused of burglarizing cops home
More charges are possible against a 21-year-old man who was charged with residential burglary after Elgin police said an officer returned home on dinner break Jan. 2 and found out he was being robbed.
Authorities conducted two searches at the home of Ryan J. Hukill, of the 500 block of Red Tail Ridge, Elgin, and seized a flat screen television that police believe was stolen from garage on June 4, 2012, from the 500 block of Barn Swallow Way, Elgin, according to a search warrant.
Authorities recovered "numerous items" that were connected to another burglary in the 500 block of Red Tail Ridge Nov. 23, 2012, according to another search warrant.
The initial search of Hukill's room Jan. 4 turned up digital cameras, three watches, numerous pieces of silver and gold jewelry, an envelope to mail items to a gold buyer in exchange for cash, two syringes, 16 vials of drugs and 11 various keys, including car keys, according to the search warrant.
So far, Hukill only faces the felony residential burglary charge for the police officer's home.
Elgin Police Cmdr. Glenn Theriault could not be reached for comment Thursday.
Hukill is due in court again Wednesday and was being held on $75,000 bail. The burglary charge carries a prison term of four to 15 years in prison if convicted, but probation also is an option.
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