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Lake Co. pair charged in burglaries
By Russell Lissau | Daily Herald Staff

Kelly Burns


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Published: 5/20/2010 12:51 PM | Updated: 5/20/2010 2:12 PM

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A Libertyville man and his girlfriend face criminal charges after police tied them to a string of burglaries, authorities announced Thursday.

Timothy P. Sullivan, 20, of an unspecified address in Libertyville, and Kelly M. Burns, 19, of an unspecified address in Mundelein, were arrested Monday.

They are charged with two counts of residential burglary, one count of burglary to a motor vehicle and one count of unlawful use of a credit card, all felonies. In convicted, each face up to 15 years in prison.

Sullivan and Burns were arrested about 4 a.m. Monday after Libertyville police received a call from a resident who spotted someone going through a car on a driveway on the 500 block of Forever Avenue, authorities said.

Later that morning, sheriff's police investigating two home burglaries in Green Oaks met with Libertyville police and determined Burns and Sullivan were responsible for those crimes as well, before they were arrested in Libertyville, authorities said.

Beer, a dog leash and credit cards were stolen out of the houses. Burns and Sullivan used one of the credit cards to buy $500 worth of merchandise from a drugstore in Libertyville, too, police said.

All of those items - including gift cards, iPod accessories, clothes and condoms - were recovered by police.

Sullivan was released from Lake County jail Tuesday after posting bond. Burns is being held at the jail.