Northbrook cop charged with burglary, armed violence
Updated: February 1, 2013 12:10PM
NORTHBROOK — A 12-year veteran of the Northbrook Police Department has been charged with armed violence and burglary stemming from an incident where he allegedly stole jewelry from a home while investigating a report of an open door.
After a five-month investigation, Enrique Guzman, 34, of the 3400 block of N. Damen Ave., Chicago, was arrested on Wednesday by fellow members of the Northbrook Police Department and FBI agents, a release from Northbrook police said.
Guzman, a patrol officer, was initially charged with armed violence because he was armed while committing a crime, residential burglary, and official misconduct, based upon knowingly committing those offenses while acting in his official capacity as a sworn police officer, the release said.
Guzman is accused of committing a theft of property — jewelry — while on-duty and responding to a call of an open door at a home in the north suburb, the release said.
Guzman appeared in court for a bond hearing at the Skokie Courthouse on Thursday, where his bond was set at $30,000, according to the release. Conditions of bond included turning in his firearms, FOID card and passport. Guzman will be put on electronic monitoring if he posts bond, and he was on unpaid administrative leave.
His next court date has been scheduled for Feb. 22.
Reporter Todd Shields contributed to this article.