A 19-year-old Lyons man, arrested three times for criminal trespassing and burglary in Brookfield in late 2013 and early 2014, is now in state prison after pleading guilty to four charges against him on March 25.

Judge Noreen Love sentenced Brandon Kamykowski to a total of seven years in prison, handing him consecutive sentences of four and three years for the two Brookfield burglary cases.

When Brookfield police arrested Kamykowski on Dec. 10, 2013, they put a temporary end to a two-month string of burglaries in the vicinity of the 3500 block of Sunnyside Avenue, where Kamykowski was staying at that time.

Police, responding to an unrelated domestic battery call early on Dec. 10 in the 3500 block of Sunnyside Avenue, found a stolen dirt bike in the basement of the home. A subsequent search of the house uncovered many more items stolen during the previous month from vehicles parked within a few blocks of the residence.

In late October 2013, police had picked up Kamykowski and charged him with four counts of criminal trespass to a vehicle. After posting bond, Kamykowski reportedly continued his burglary spree.

After his Dec. 10 arrest, Kamykowski again posted bond. He wound up back in Cook County Jail, this time without bond, after Brookfield police arrested him on Jan. 25 and tied him to a garage burglary in the 3400 block of Sunnyside Avenue.

When he was arrested at 1:20 a.m. on Jan. 25, Kamykowski was wearing a bandana over his face, sunglasses and a black fedora with a hood pulled over it. Accompanying Kamykowski, said police, was a 24-year-old man wearing one glove. 

Footprints in the snow led to a garage where a car had been rifled through. On the floor of the garage was a glove matching the one that Kamykowski’s accomplice was wearing.