Crane High School student charged in home invasion near school
BY TINA SFONDELES Staff reporter firstname.lastname@example.org January 26, 2013 5:20PM
A Crane High School student was arrested at the Near West Side school Friday for his alleged role in a home invasion last year in which a woman was forced at gunpoint to hide in her young son’s bedroom as the teenager and another man ransacked her home.
Joseph Wilson, 18, and his cohort broke into a home in the 2200 block of Warren Boulevard on October 19, 2012, Cook County prosecutors said Saturday.
Once at the residence, which is less than a mile from Crane High School, Wilson allegedly pointed a black steel semi-automatic handgun at a 28-year-old woman, then sent her to hide in her son’s room as the pair stole from her home.
The woman and her son were not injured.
Wilson was identified in a photo lineup, and video surveillance captured Wilson and the other man enter and leave the home, prosecutors said.
Wilson, was ordered held in lieu of $450,000 bail Saturday for home invasion with a firearm.
Wilson has no adult criminal history, but was charged as a juvenile with unlawful use of a weapon in 2010.
Police said the second offender has not been charged.