Man charged with break-in to Champaign home

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign man who allegedly broke into a home and a car in that city Tuesday afternoon has been charged with residential burglary and burglary.

Jason M. Sullivan, 41, who listed addresses in the 900 block of West Bloomington Road and the 1200 block of North Walnut Street, was arrested about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Champaign police Sgt. Dennis Baltzell.

Baltzell said residents of the 700 block of West Springfield Avenue returned home, saw a man leaving their home carrying items, and called police.

As one officer was confirming that there had been a break-in, another was stopping Sullivan as he walked nearby.

The residents were taken to his location and identified him as the man they saw leaving their home, Baltzell said.

Baltzell said Sullivan had a laptop computer and a toolbox taken from the Springfield Avenue home.

As police were investigating the residential burglary, they found a vehicle on nearby Wheaton Avenue with a door standing open. Police determined that Sullivan also had a yellow nylon pack and a first aid kit on him that had allegedly been taken out of that vehicle.

If convicted of the more serious residential burglary charge, Sullivan faces a mandatory prison term of between four and 15 years.

Judge Richard Klaus set Sullivan's bond at $10,000 and told him to be back in court Sept. 10.

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