Two Chicago men, each facing two counts of kidnapping for attempting to avenge a previous burglary of a family member’s apartment in Riverside in February, were indicted by a Cook County grand jury during a hearing at the Maybrook courthouse this morning.
Trini Morado, 38, and his nephew, Steven Morado, 22, will face arraignment on April 16. Attorneys for the two men requested that their $500,000 bonds be lowered, but that was denied pending the April hearing.
The indictment alleges that on Feb. 26 the Morados and a 14-year-old relative kidnapped two teenage boys to lead them to a 15-year-old Riverside resident they suspected of burglarizing an apartment where their relatives lived.
Police apprehended the men near the 15-year-old’s home in the 200 block of East Burlington Street after several neighbors called 911 to report a disturbance in the area.
The 14-year-old relative was also charged with kidnapping. His case is being handled through Cook County Juvenile Court. Their 15-year-old intended target was charged with burglary and felony drug offenses. Police reported finding items taken in the Feb. 25 break-in of a Riverside apartment on East Burlington Street in downtown Riverside, in the Riverside bedroom of the 15-year-old. In addition, police reportedly found cannabis and prescription drugs unrelated to the burglary.