Buffalo Grove man charged with attempted burglary
Updated: September 17, 2012 6:10AM
A daytime burglary attempt and a brief search with a police dog led to a felony arrest of a Buffalo Grove man earlier this week.
Officers arrested Erik M. Dammstrom, 28, of the 1200 block of Mill Creek Drive, charging him with felony residential burglary and possession of burglary tools.
According to the report, police received a call at about 3:40 p.m. Aug. 7 from an 18-year-old resident of the 500 block of Harris Drive; he said a man had rang his doorbell, then tried opening the front door, which was locked. The trespasser then went to the back door, but was unsuccessful there, too.
The resident then “verbally challenged the subject through the closed patio slider door,” the report reads, causing the trespasser to flee. The resident saw that the man had a black backpack.
Arlington Heights’ officers brought their dog and searched the area, and together found Dammstrom walking near the pedestrian overpass at Buffalo Grove and McHenry roads. Other officers found a black backpack, containing burglary tools, discarded in the bushes nearby.
Investigators then interviewed Dammstrom, and the report indicated that he admitted to the attempted burglary.