Mount Prospect police responded about 8:14 p.m. Tuesday July 16, 2019 to a 9-1-1 report that two suspicious subjects entered a building under construction at 20 West Northwest Highway. Numerous police officers responded to the large construction site and established a perimeter around the building. Arlington Heights police also responded with two K9 units. The police K9 Unit from Mount Prospect, along with two police K9 Units from the Arlington Heights Police Department responded to the scene to conduct a thorough search of the entire building. Mount Prospect Police K9 Alex located Renard Huston hiding from police inside the building, while Arlington Heights Police K9 Vargo located Fred D. Harris hiding inside as well. Harris and Huston were taken into custody and transported to the Mount Prospect Police Station. There they were each charged with one felony count of Burglary and one misdemeanor count of Criminal Trespass to Real Property.
The suspects arrested by the Mount Prospect Police Department were identified as Fred D. Harris, 57 years-old, of 12119 S. Justine Street, Chicago, Illinois and Renard Huston, 52 years-old, of 140 N. Mason Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Harris and Huston were both charged with …
one felony count of Burglary and
one misdemeanor count of Criminal Trespass to Real Property.
Harris and Huston were transported to a Cook County 3rd District Courthouse in Rolling Meadows for a bond hearing on Wednesday July 17, 2019, where their bond was each set at $30,000.00 “D”. The next court date for both Harris and Huston is scheduled for Friday August 9, 2019 at 10:30 PM at the Cook County 3rd District Courthouse in Rolling Meadows in room 108.
Over the past several months there have been several burglaries at construction sites in Arlington Heights. However, no information about a connection of the July 16th incident to previous crimes was initially clarified by Arlington Heights or Mount Prospect police departments.
Mount Prospect Police Department reminded the public that criminal charges are not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
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