High bonds set in string of car burglaries

 
 
Published: 4/18/2009 12:02 AM

A Cook County judge set high bonds for a pair of teenagers who police say broke into cars and stole global positioning systems that they sold to a third party.

Police charged 18-year-old Mario Navidad and 17-year-old Jonathan Cabrero with multiple counts of burglary for a series of break-ins that began April 2 in the parking lot of the La Quinta Inn, at 1415 E. Dundee Road, Palatine, and concluded April 13 in the parking lot of Arlington Lanes at 3435 N. Kennicott Avenue, Arlington Heights.

The pair looked for cars with navigation systems, then smashed a window and took the GPS unit, said Assistant State's Attorney Ryan Whitney. Navidad did the stealing while Cabrero served as lookout, authorities said.

The parking lots the duo targeted, according to police, include Brunswick Bowl at 519 S. Consumer's Ave., Palatine; an apartment complex at 300 Dundee Road in Buffalo Grove; and the Holiday Inn Express at 1550 E. Dundee Raod, Palatine.

Judge Kay Hanlon set bond at $150,000 for Navidad, of the 1400 block of Ports O' Call in Palatine and $125,000 for Cabrero of the 1300 block of Ports O' Call. Hanlon also imposed a 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew on the men, neither of whom has a criminal background. If convicted, Navidad and Cabrero can receive probation or from three to seven years in prison. They next appear in court May 8.