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Crane High School student charged in home invasion near school

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.



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