Suspects Charged in Lake View Arson and Burglary

Bail set at $150K for Lake View man charged with arson

(CHICAGO) Bail was set at $150,000 Wednesday for a 24-year-old man charged with arson in Lake View on the North Side.

Officers saw Colin Weis setting fire to a couch Tuesday that was placed near recycled oil kept outside a Lake View restaurant at 2:50 a.m. in the 900 block of West Belmont, according to Chicago Police.

Damage was limited and no one was hurt, police said.

Weis, who lives in the 3200 block of North Clark, was arrested at the scene and charged with a felony count of arson.

Weis is scheduled to appear in court next May 31.

Bail set at $75K for man charged with Lake View burglary attempt

(CHICAGO) Bail was set at $75,000 on Wednesday for a man charged with breaking into and attempting to burglarize a Lake View neighborhood home on the North Side.

David Smith, 34, of the 4900 block of North Kenmore, faces one felony count of attempted residential burglary and one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass to land, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

About 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, officers spotted Smith running away from a backyard in the 3200 block of North Seminary, police said.

At the home, a chair had been placed under a window, the window was opened and items were removed in an attempt to make it easier for the burglar to climb inside, police said. Smith was found hiding in a garage nearby and was subsequently identified as the would-be burglar.

Smith is scheduled to appear in court next May 31.