3 arraigned for residential burglary
URBANA – Three people charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and cash from a Champaign home are due back in court with attorneys next week.
David Pawlowski, 33, of Chicago; Josef Lakatosz, 47, of Lake Forest; and Sheila Lakatosz, 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y., were each arraigned Friday for residential burglary.
Assistant State's Attorney Sarah Carlson said Champaign police were investigating the trio, who are accused of entering a home in the 1700 block of Mullikin Drive on Wednesday and stealing $70,000 worth of jewelry and U.S. and Pakistani currency as well as a distinctive bag.
Police got warrants for their arrest that same day. They were stopped later in Norridge in Cook County for an alleged traffic violation. Carlson said Pawlowski and Josef Lakatosz gave police false names.
Police got a search warrant for a bag that was in the car and recovered the jewelry taken from the Mullikin Drive home, including a $44,000 diamond ring, Carlson said.
All three are being held on $750,000 bond each. They told Judge John Kennedy they wanted to hire their own attorneys so he ordered them to come back to court March 26.