PITTSFIELD, Ill (WGEM) — Pike County Sheriff David Greenwood reported Monday that the Pike County Sheriff’s Department was called to a residence between New Hartford and Summer Hill, Illinois, for a burglary complaint on Saturday just after 7 p.m.
Sheriff Greenwood said the victim was able to provide a description of the suspect and their vehicle.
A Pittsfield Police Department officer located the suspect vehicle traveling through Pittsfield, Illinois, and pulled it over.
Sheriff Greenwood said the driver, Paul Ely, 30, of Chicago, Illinois, was originally arrested by the Pittsfield Police Department on charges of aggravated driving while license revoked, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
Sheriff Greenwood said during the course of the investigation, items were in the vehicle that had previously been reported stolen during residential burglaries.
Ely was then charged with residential burglary theft over $500.00, and an Illinois Department of Corrections parole violation warrant.
Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services assisted with the investigation.