Lake County authorities are warning the public about an increase in car thefts and burglaries, a point emphasized by the recent arrests of two teens found in possession of stolen vehicles.
The most recent occurred Saturday when Lake County Sheriff’s detectives and members of the sheriff’s Gang Task Force conducting an auto theft/car burglary saturation patrol arrested Christopher B. Brooks, 19, of the 500 block of Lakehurst Road, Waukegan.
Brooks is charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, residential burglary and theft of a motor vehicle in connection with a vehicle stolen Aug. 7 from a residence in Wadsworth. He remains held in the Lake County jail on $25,000 bail pending a court appearance Thursday.
A passenger in the stolen vehicle, Dominique Pierre Austin, 20, of the 1000 block of Christine Lane, Antioch, was arrested…