While burglary victims were catching one of two people who broke into their garage, neighbors were calling La Salle Police Department before dawn Friday about the sound of someone screaming near the 500 block of 10th Street, according to a La Salle police release distributed Friday night.
Within two minutes of the dispatcher receiving a 4:37 a.m. call, officers arrived in the area, heard screams from nearby and followed the sound to 1043 Gooding St. There they found a 51-year-old male and 48-year-old female resident of 1043 Gooding who "quickly advised officers they just caught the subject they were holding breaking into their garage." They also told police another suspect fled the scene on foot.
The victims of the burglary told police they were awoken by noise coming from their attached garage, and the male resident saw two people flee from inside the garage. He gave chase, caught and held onto one of them, with assistance from his wife, until police arrived. The 51-year-old man received abrasions to his face and legs during the altercation and told police he would later seek medical treatment.
At the scene, Christian Hass, 17, of 1701 Tonti St., La Salle was taken into custody by police, according to the press release.
A short time later, a second man, Gary Selvidge, 24, of 255 11th St., La Salle - who currently is on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections for convictions including burglary and aggravated battery - was taken into custody at his residence, according to the police press release.
Felony residential burglary charges were approved by La Salle County State's Attorney's Office, police said.