Canton man arrested for alleged break-ins to homes, damage to property

(Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Mar. 6, 2023 at 9:28 AM CST
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CANTON (25 News Now) - A Canton man was arrested earlier Monday after police responded to two close-by residential break-ins and a broken-out motel window.

Robbie Hoots, 42, was taken into custody after being discovered covered in blood on the roof of a home in the 100 block of North Fourth Avenue, according to Canton Police.

At around 1:38 a.m. police responded to two in-progress break-ins within a block of each other, one at the above address and the other in the 300 block of East Chestnut Street.

Canton Police say Hoots was treated for his injuries and later taken to the Fulton County Jail. Police say he was charged with two counts of felony criminal trespass to a residence with a person present and criminal damage to property.

At around 4:31 a.m., Canton Police responded to 665 Old W. Locust St. at the Canton Inn and discovered that Hoots had been staying at the motel before the above incidents, broke out the second-story window and jumped into the parking lot.

Police say because of that, Hoots was charged with another count of criminal damage to property.