Homer Glen man sentenced to two years for theft
July 13, 2012 11:48PM
Updated: August 17, 2012 6:44AM
A Homer Glen man who was described as one of the “most active burglars to hit the Chicago suburbs in the past two decades” was sentenced to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty July 9 to felony theft, Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said.
William Wesley Brown, 36, of the 12300 block of Prairie Avenue, was charged with felony theft by Riverside police on Dec. 18 after he was found in possession of a stolen laptop that he attempted to sell for $50, police said. He also was in possession of a stolen GPS system, police said.
At the time of his arrest, Brown was on parole for two residential burglaries he committed in DuPage County, Weitzel said.
Brown has been arrested more than 30 times and has more than 15 convictions, Weitzel said.
Since 1997, Brown has been convicted of theft, burglary, residential burglary, escaping a police officer, possessing a stolen motor vehicle and aggravated fleeing and eluding police, police said.
“It is clear that the only place for Brown is behind bars,” Weitzel said. “I am extremely disappointed with Mr. Brown’s sentence. While the state’s attorney asked for 10 years, he was only given two.”