PHOTO: Ryan Hukill, the Elgin Village Idiot
A 21-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night after police say he burglarized the apartment of a neighbor who is an Elgin police officer, police said Thursday.
Ryan Hukill, of the 500 block of Redtail Ridge in Elgin, is charged with felony burglary in the incident.
About 8:15 p.m., a 17-year veteran of the Elgin Police Department, returned to his apartment on Redtail Ridge for a dinner break, finding a window screen missing and a light on in his second-floor unit, police said. The officer then saw Hukill in his apartment through a window, police said.
When the intruder realized the officer returned home, he ran out the front door and was arrested by the officer, police said.
A set of the officer’s handcuffs were taken during the burglary, police said. A gun safe had also been damaged.
Hukill appeared in Kane County bond court Thursday morning, where bail was set at $75,000, police said. He’s due in court next Jan. 17.