Glen Ellyn, Lombard Men Charged in Weekend Home Invasion

Andrew Cotton and Ryan Berry, of the 300 block of Scott Avenue, Glen Ellyn and Anthony Nutoni, of the 600 block of Edgewood Street, Lombard were charged with two counts of home invasion while armed.

UPDATED: Feb. 5, 9:50

A fourth man was arrested and charged Monday night in an armed home invasion in unincorporated Villa Park. Artur L. Pawlina, 26, of the 1 S 200 block of Danby Street, Villa Park, was charged with two counts of home invasion, according to the DuPage County Sheriff's Office. He was being held without bond, according to the Sheriff's Office.



Two Glen Ellyn men and a Lombard man are facing Class X felony charges after they were arrested and charged in a home invasion in unincorporated Villa Park early Sunday morning.

The men were identified and arrested shortly after a 911 call was made to the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff John E. Zaruba said Monday morning. 

Andrew Cotton, who turns 24 Tuesday, of the 300 block of Scott Avenue, Ryan Berry, 24, of the 300 block of Scott Avenue and Anthony Nutoni, 24, of the 600 block of Edgewood Street, Lombard, were all charged with two counts of home invasion while armed, which is a Class X felony.

Sheriff John E. Zaruba said in a news release that early Sunday morning the men forced their way into a home in unincorporated Villa Park and after a physical altercation, fled the residence. After a brief investigation, Sheriff’s detectives identified and arrested the men. 

Cotton is being treated for injuries he received during the incident. Berry and Nutoni were scheduled to be in bond court Monday morning. Nutoni’s bond was listed at $25,000 and Berry’s bond was listed at $50,000, according to the Sherriff’s Office.

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Mark D. February 04, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Doesn't seem like a very high bond for armed home invasion?
BIll I February 04, 2013 at 09:11 PM
Exactly Mark. What your not reading is its probably a d bond. Meaning all they have to come up with is 10% of the bond amount.
GE2005 February 05, 2013 at 12:34 PM
The total amounts of the bonds were $500,000 and $250,000 plus they are charged with a Class Felony X which guarantees jail time if convicted.
Silentspoken February 05, 2013 at 04:59 PM
I went to grammar school with them all the way up until high school. They aint like that, im, sure there is a bigger story behind it.
J. Burket February 05, 2013 at 07:48 PM
What was the extent of Mr. Cotton's injuries?
Ritchie VP February 05, 2013 at 08:07 PM
Wearing a bandage on his nose, Cotton appeared in bond court with visible cuts to his face Tuesday after being released from a hospital. Judge Elizabeth Sexton set bail at $300,000 for both Cotton and Pawlina, meaning they need $30,000 to bond out of jail. They must wear GPS tracking devices if released.
Ritchie VP February 05, 2013 at 08:08 PM
More info here: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130205/news/702059862/
Ritchie VP February 05, 2013 at 08:11 PM
Tough situation for these guys... Were the shotguns really necessary?
PeanutGallery February 06, 2013 at 01:22 AM
Frankie B, you are an idiot. Learn how to speak proper English and spell before you speak out of your ass. You don't know the whole truth behind anything, so stop talking and grow up.
Stacy February 06, 2013 at 02:01 AM
There is.
Stacy February 06, 2013 at 02:06 AM
Are you sure they didn't jump u and beat you stupid. By your grammar it sounds that you lost a ton of brain cells.. You obviously do not know what happened. Idiot!
PeanutGallery February 06, 2013 at 02:20 AM
And for your information Frankie they probably didn't "jump" you, you probably got to drunk and became an asshole, which to me seems like the cause of it based on the way you talk. Your mostly likely around the age of 23-29 so you have a lot of growing up to do, get your head out of your ass and do something better with your life rather than speak like a complete moronic asshole, and assume the worst of people.
J. Burket February 06, 2013 at 02:30 AM
With all due respect #spoken and #stacy, what could possibly be the justification of four people breaking into a home with guns? One situation and only one comes to mind . . . saving a loved one who is being held against his/her will and/or being harmed behind the locked door. Other than that, what is the "bigger story" that makes it OK to bust down the door of someone's home these days? I am in my 50's, so I really can't identify with the situation . . . but is this normal these days?
PeanutGallery February 06, 2013 at 03:03 AM
Jim there are just things that could have happened, for instince they felt pressured by Pawlina who had planned it, maybe there was more than just Pawlina behind it, threats could have been used, there are many things that could have happened during this. Mr. Cotton didn't have or use a gun unlike the other defendants but was injured.
Stacy February 06, 2013 at 03:52 AM
Jim, I never said it was "ok". I just said there was more to the story. Breaking down someone's door is not ok. I would be frightened if this happened to me. But, there IS more to the story.
Bias February 06, 2013 at 04:02 AM
Bottom Line It was "Home invasion" On The Wrong Person and he had everyright To Defend Himself. What Right Is Right and Whats Wrong Is Wrong!
Stacy February 06, 2013 at 04:18 AM
@ Jim- sounds like something " Matt Foley would say from his Van he lives in, down by the river.
Justice February 06, 2013 at 05:06 AM
Typical Villa Park Villains right here who though they were gangsters (I know them, they do,) and wound up on the wrong end of it. Just imagine how many times they have done this without being confronted like they were this time and getting away with the crime. Sweet justice will be served in DuPage county for the four of these men.
J. Burket February 06, 2013 at 01:14 PM
I grew up in Villa Park. Graduated in 1979. Kept my nose relatively clean and am now a respected member of the Glen Ellyn community . . . near the lake, no less. :o) We aren't all alike.
yourelikelyanidiot February 06, 2013 at 02:13 PM
@Justice, you don't know them, you know of them. There is a BIG difference. If you did know them, obviously, we can all see what kind of person you are. Quit being the kettle.
yourelikelyanidiot February 06, 2013 at 02:16 PM
Did anyone bother to notice that in 2007 Pawlina attempted to blow up a car?
TheyHadItComing February 06, 2013 at 03:09 PM
Well, unlike @Justice I went to school with the three who invaded the house and have been around them since Elementary School. I never thought they would do something like this, but I always thought they could do something like this based on their personalities and inner charecter. When you break the law you lose, but man don't it feel good to be a gangsta?
PeanutGallery February 06, 2013 at 06:40 PM
If you claim to "know" some of these kids you would know who started the whole plan and who was pressured into it, i agree the Pawlina probably thinks hes a "thug" but Pawlina was the mastermind of this all and should be in a lot more trouble then he is, Nutoni and Cotton have no past criminal history, Nutoni had a gun yes which was unnecessary and he also used it, I agree that he should be charged with something, as for Cotton not having a gun, not using his knife an having no past criminal history there should be something less than what he is getting. Berry hit the man in the face and has charges in the past and should also have a higher charge,
DuPageRepublican February 06, 2013 at 07:07 PM
@PeanutGallary: I will assume you are close friends with these three, and possibly four, but why are you trying to lighten what they all did? They broke into a house with weapons intending to cause harm to a person yet you are coddling the situation because of your relationship with the criminals. They attempted murder and did a home invasion plain and simple. They will go to jail for a long time regardless of their criminal records. Pawlina albeit the mastermind behind this did not break into the house or commit the crime Sunday morning. Did he plan it? Yes, but was he there? No.
J. Burket February 06, 2013 at 07:14 PM
How can he be charged with home invasion if he wasn't there? Perhaps if he had illegally acquired keys to the house and gave them to someone in order to break in and steal property, but planning something like this? And not being there? Odd.
PeanutGallery February 06, 2013 at 08:06 PM
He wasn't there but he should be charged with conspiracy of the whole thing, and @DuPageRepublician you are actually incorrect about your statement, they didn't have attempted murder one, and two I am not lightening any situation at all, I am stating the obvious. Pawlina can be charged with home invasion based on the act he was an accessory before the fact, he is the one that convinced them, came up with the plan, and so on and so fourth.
JustSaying February 28, 2013 at 05:11 AM
I went to school with all 3 of them and know Pawlina quite well.... first the 3 are old enough to know what's right and wrong even if Pawlina "pressured them". And if the break-in was drug related - That's just dumb. I'm glad Cotton got his ass kicked because I know damn right if they broke into my parent's home, they'd be shot. There is no reason WHAT-SO-EVER to break into someone's home and beat up a 49 year old man. "Well there's more to the story then that" - So if that was your dad, you'd be okay with it because they had a reason to it? You're just dumb for thinking that. They were not good people in grade-school or high school, and frankly, I could see them doing something stupid like this. Actually, I'm shocked it didn't happen sooner. "Well, it was a first-time offense" - They broke into a home with weapons, and Cotton tried to attack the man, he just lost. They are 24 years old for Christ Sakes. They think they are Hard-Asses who grew up around Lombard lol. I hope they get jail time.
VP Sucks April 25, 2013 at 05:43 PM
I know these fucking losers and that's all they all are LOSERS. Maybe andrew is depressed from losing erin murphy lol & just wanted to rebel. The bigger story?? They prob just hated dude that lived there [their son, that is] and thought ohh lets rob this mf for all his weed stash. You're so cool. I'm glad their going to get jail time!


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