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Des Plaines alderman accused of trespassing in home

February 28, 2015

DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) — An alderman from suburban Chicago is accused of walking unannounced into a resident’s home over a snow shoveling ticket.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1GAv2T9 ) Dick Sayad is charged with trespassing. The alderman from Des Plaines says he intended to speak with the homeowners about a ticket they received for not shoveling the sidewalk.

Police say Sayad believed the house was divided into apartments and walked up to the second floor music studio. He told police that he knocked on the studio door and resident Dave Uhrich answered.

Authorities say Ulrich asked Sayad to leave.

Sayad says he “was acting as an alderman” when he visited the home and believed he acted properly.

He was released on bond Friday and is due in court on April 10 in Skokie.

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Information from: Daily Herald, http://www.dailyherald.com

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