Authorities: Man squatting at Rosemont hotel charged with theft, burglary

Updated 7/15/2020 4:28 PM

A Chicago man who prosecutors say has multiple felony and misdemeanor convictions was ordered held on $30,000 bail on charges he was squatting in a Rosemont hotel room.

Cary Mamola, 42, is charged with burglary, theft and criminal damage to property after authorities say he occupied an executive suite in a part of the hotel under renovation from July 6 to 13.


Rosemont police officers responded to a hotel security report of suspected trespassing. After an engineer cut the lock on the door to the suite, officers entered and encountered Mamola emerging from one of the rooms, said Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Nicole Murphy. The door to the suite had pry marks and video surveillance shows Mamola entering the area from a fire door, Murphy said. Officers also noticed graffiti on the windows and mirror that resulted in damage exceeding $1,000, Murphy said.

According to Murphy, Mamola has 10 felony convictions for charges including theft and property damage, and 10 misdemeanor convictions for charges including trespass and damage to property.

Cook County Assistant Public Defender Daniel Naranjo asked that his client be evaluated at Cermak Health Services, the hospital that provides medical treatment to Cook County jail detainees.

Mamola next appears in court July 31.

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