Sheriff’s Office makes arrest in burglary cases

By By Bill Rautenstrauch The Observer June 29, 2012 12:24 pm

ELGIN — The Union County Sheriff’s Office said it has made arrests in connection with three recent burglaries in Elgin.

Union County Sheriff Boyd Rasmussen said in a press release that on June 23 and June 25, deputies responded to separate reported burglaries at the O & M gas Station in Elgin. 

Also on June 25, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary at the Elgin Food Town. 

Rasmussen said investigations led to three juvenile suspects, two 17 years old and one 16.  

The three were cited to the juvenile department on charges of burglary in the second degree, theft in the second degree, and criminal mischief in the second degree. 

The boys were placed on house arrest. 

Rasmussen said that much of the stolen property was recovered, and that investigation of one the burglaries was aided by witnesses.

“I appreciated the immediate response and investigation by deputies on behalf of the affected business owners and citizens of Elgin,” Rasmussen said.