Three accused in burglary that led to Skokie school lockdown
Justin Johnson / Skokie Police
Updated: July 1, 2012 11:49AM
Three men accused of a burglary that caused the lockdown of a Skokie school were ordered held on $10,000 bail each Wednesday.
Police received a 911 call about noon Monday for a burglary in the 9400 block of Lemington Avenue in Skokie. A witness told officers two men tried breaking into a home through an attached garage while a third tried forcing his way through a rear screen door.
The men stole some items and left in a vehicle, but information from a witness and a previous suspicious vehicle report from Morton Grove helped police locate the men at a gas station in the 4500 block of Golf Road, police said.
Two were arrested at the station, but the third ran, police said. That man, identified by police as Demone Hill — was eventually caught outside an administrative building for Skokie School District 68, police said. The building and a nearby school went on soft lockdown, police said.
Hill, 21, of the 1800 block of Hartey, Evanston, was charged with resisting a police officer and possession of stolen property. Also charged with possession of stolen property were Justin Johnson, 21, of the 38000 block of Ceder, Beach Park; and Donald Montgomery, 22, of the 1700 block of East 84h Place, Chicago.
On Wednesday, all three were ordered held on $10,000 bail, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. Their next hearing is June 8 at the Skokie courthouse.