Northbrook Officer Charged With Burglary While On Duty

Police Officer Enrique Guzman was arrested by members of the Northbrook Police Department and members of the FBI following a five-month investigation.

Update Feb. 1 at 10:30 a.m.

Enrique Guzman is on unpaid administrative leave from the Northbrook Police Department, the Village of Northbrook just announced. 

His official title at the police department is Patrol Officer. 

Original Story

A Northbrook police officer has been charged with stealing jewelry while on duty, according to a Village of Northbrook press release.

Enrique Guzman, 34, a 12-year veteran of the Northbrook Police Department, was charged with "felony offences of armed violence (armed while committing a crime), residential burglary, and official misconduct based upon knowingly committing those offenses while acting in his official capacity as a sworn Police Officer of the Northbrook Police Department," the release says.

Police and FBI have accused Guzman of stealing jewelry while on duty and responding to a report of an open door at a Northbrook residence, the release says.

He was arrested on Wednesday by Northbrook Police and members of the FBI after a five-month investigation of his reported crimes, the release says.

Guzman appeared in bond court at the Second District Skokie Courthouse on Thursday, where his bond was set at $30,000.00, according to the release. Conditions of bond included turning in firearms, his FOID card and passport, and he will be put on electronic monitoring if he posts bond, the release says.

His next court date was set for Feb. 22, according to the release.

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Silvio Dante February 04, 2013 at 03:20 AM
Totally agree Julie. Sorry to hear about your loss. Nothing is worse in life than a thief. A thief with a badge is a difficult thing for all in the community to comprehend. In any organization, you will have a bad apple. Hopefully, people understand this was the work of one person, not the entire force. I really feel bad for the rest of the men and women who protect us everyday. They trusted Ofc. Guzman as much as we did. It's been a rough year for Northbrook and the police department. Moral has been down for a while and this does not help. I was glad to see the cooperation of the FBI and the PD in obtaining the evidence needed to take Ofc. Guzman off the streets. It bothers me that the leadership of Northbrook have been silent on this matter. Some reassuring messages should have been relayed to the residents. I guess we are expecting too much.
mr. piggy pig February 05, 2013 at 07:37 AM
all it depends on fbi is how they set him up. proably thinking was a drug dealers house.???????????? fbi will set any body up. they dont care only for themselves.
Silvio Dante February 05, 2013 at 02:41 PM
Who cares who the house belonged to. In fact, I know many Northbrook residents, including myself, who would volunteer their homes for such an operation knowing that a police officer was stealing from the community. The suspect is the one who only cares for himself. The FBI and PD should be appreciated for gaining the evidence necessary to send this police officer to jail. We can only speculate that this officer stole a great amount of items from residents over his career. If not, there would be no need for such an investigation. Kudos to the team who brought him to justice.
Kate kot February 18, 2013 at 01:36 AM
Yes, he stole from me. But I couldn't prove it and I know that there are more victims like me.
Eric D April 01, 2013 at 05:42 AM
Good. This dude said I was fucked with a drinking ticket and now look at his sorry ass.


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