A Hinsdale man surprised a burglar in his home Tuesday on the 5600 block of South Oak Street, DuPage prosecutors said.
Police arrested Jeffrey Levin, 59, whose last known address is on the 1400 block of Julianne Drive, Marion, Illinois, after he fled the home, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. He faces charges of residential burglary for the May 15 incident and another burglary on South Bodin Street in Hinsdale on April 4, as well as charges of resisting arrest and battery.
At a bond hearing Wednesday in DuPage County Court, Levin’s bail was set at $250,000.
The Hinsdale resident returned home at about 11:50 a.m. Tuesday and saw the man walking down the stairs in the house, carrying a bag, Hinsdale Deputy Police Chief Thomas Lillie said.
A small physical altercation occurred between the intruder and the resident, Lillie said. The intruder struck and pushed the resident as he ran out of the house.
The homeowner called 911 and gave a very precise description of the suspect, Lillie said.
Hinsdale and Burr Ridge police officers immediately responded and within six minutes had found the suspect near County-Line Road and 55th Street, Lillie said. A Hinsdale police officer used a Taser to stop Levin, Lillie said.
Levin allegedly had items stolen from the Oak Street home in his possession, Lillie said.
“Courageous and decisive actions by the homeowner led to the immediate apprehension of the suspect,” Lillie said.
As part of their investigation, police gathered sufficient information to charge Levin with breaking into a home on the 700 block of South Bodin Street in Hinsdale in April, proseuctors said.
“In addition to allegedly stealing valuables from his victims, Mr. Levin’s actions also robbed his victims of the feeling of safety and security that a home provides,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin said in a statement announcing the charges.
Levin was out on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections as of last August for previous burglary charges.
Levin’s next court date is June 13.