An accused car burglar, apparently under the impression that a lack of fingerprints would hinder the police, was recently charged with burglary of a motor vehicle and criminal trespass to a vehicle.
The police investigated possible burglaries to three cars recently and interviewed a suspect shortly thereafter when an eyewitness placed the suspect at the scene. Like a bad script from a bad movie on Cinemax, Steven Greene, of Worth, first allegedly offered to “work off” the charges.
The police officers noted that Greene had about $60 in change in his pocket. Coincidentally, an Oak Lawn resident had complained that large amounts of change was taken from his car. Several gift cards were also taken from the car. Two other residents in the same area reported having their cars entered into but could not say anything was taken. The contents of their vehicles were allegedly rummaged through according to the owners.
A witness positively identified Greene as leaving the area where a center console from one of the cars was found. Greene allegedly admitted being in the area and being confronted by the witness. He became uncooperative after a short time and allegedly asked to be charged with the misdemeanors promising to work with the police, according to police reports.
Greene denied he committed any burglaries of vehicles and claimed, “I know for a fact you don’t have any fingerprints” after being confronted with the fact that a witness placed him at the scene. Greene, a 32 year old white male, was charged with one felony count of burglary to a motor vehicle and two misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass to a vehicle.