INGLESIDE – Lake County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 31-year-old man Nov. 19 in connection with several burglaries to vehicles in Ingleside, police said.
About 10 p.m. Nov. 19, deputies responded to the 35400 block of North Wilson Road, Ingleside, for a report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. About 11:20 p.m. they located Joseph J. Sempek, 31, of the 26600 block of Wildwood Avenue, Ingleside, in the area of Wilson Road and Shandon Drive. Sempek had with him several stolen items, police said.
In addition to the first burglary, further investigation found that Sempek had burglarized two other vehicles on North Wilson Road and another in the 25800 block of West Marquette Drive, Ingleside, police said.
Sempek was arrested and taken to the Lake County Jail. He was charged with four counts of burglary (class 3 felonies) and four counts of criminal trespass to motor vehicle (class A misdemeanors).
Sempek was being held in the Lake County Jail on $150,000 bail. He is next due in court Dec. 10.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office reminds the community to always lock the doors to unattended vehicles and to always remove all valuables from unattended vehicles.