Jeffery Daley, 18, of 721 Blackhawk Drive, University Park, and Tony Scales, 22, of 1516 Ellis Ave., were both charged with residential burglary after they broke into a home in the 1000 block of 186th Street at 3:33 p.m. on Friday, June 22, police said.
The homeowner told police she locked herself into an upstairs bathroom after she heard someone knocking very loudly and then try to turn the door knob on the front, and then back door. She then heard glass breaking, according to the police report.
Homewood police set up a perimeter around the residence and found Daley hiding inside, under a bed on the second floor. Scales was picked up about a block away and both men were identified by witnesses who said they saw them near the home shortly before the emergency call. Police said Daley was also charged with resisting a peace officer.
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