A stolen vehicle led Evergreen Park police to arrest four people who were using an abandoned Chicago building to store loot from a string of area burglaries.
Cops spotted a vehicle at around 8 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Shell gas station, 2653 W. 87th St., that had been reported stolen 30 minutes earlier from an Evergreen Park home, police said. Officers matched the registration with information about the stolen vehicle and arrested four people.
Investigators determined the group were involved in several recent area burglaries after questioning the suspects, police said.
Christopher A. Sparks, 30, of the 2700 block of West 83rd Street, and Robin M. Fields-Tiner, 23, of the 8200 block of South Troy Avenue, were charged with two counts of felony residential burglary each, police said. Ryan N. Fields-Tiner, 23, of the 8200 block of South Troy Avenue, faces one felony for possessing the stolen vehicle, and Levert P. Wragg, 59, of the 3200 block of West 83rd Place, was charged a misdemeanor count of trespassing in a vehicle.
The vehicle’s keys were reported stolen in an Evergreen Park home burglary from Sept. 6, police said. Investigators were able to secure a search warrant for an abandoned building in the 8200 block of South Kedzie Avenue in Chicago, where police recovered several items taken in the recent burglaries.
Evergreen Park police said no more charges are expected against the four in connection with their investigation. Chicago police were forwarded information about the case for their own potential investigation.Victims from the burglaries have identified some of the stolen possessions recovered by officers, police said.
Sparks and Ryan Fields-Tiner, who are both being held at Cook County jail, are due on Nov. 18 in Bridgeview court. Bail for both men is set at $50,000.