Police Officer Commended in Arrest of Burglary Suspect  

 22nd District Chicago police officer Javier Roman is being lauded for his quick actions that led to the arrest of a man in connection with a burglary at Longwood Foods.  

Roman, the district’s technology officer, recognized the accused burglar in the 1600 block of west 115th Street on March 4 from surveillance video in connection to an early morning burglary at Longwood Foods, 11106 S. Longwood Drive a day before.  

When Roman made the stop, the accused burglar was also found to have two active criminal warrants, District 22 commander Brian Kinnane said.  

“This individual has a history of committing commercial burglaries, involving small businesses within the 022nd District,” Kinnane said.  

Roman is among a group of police officers assigned to the district’s Strategic Decision Support Center that “continues to work tirelessly, investigating and solving burglaries and robberies that have occurred in the 22nd District, including incidents in the Beverly and Morgan Park area,” Kinnane said. The group’s work, under the leadership of Sgt. Vladan Milenkovic, has also led to the arrest of someone believed to be responsible for the thefts of 11 packages in the district this past January.  

The man stopped by Roman was later charged with two counts of burglary connected to the incident at Longwood Foods and a similar one at Nail Works, 1738 W. 119th Street.  

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