MARCH 09, 2009
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Cook County.
v. ) No. 07 CR 3606
ALBERT BEAUCHAMP, ) Honorable
) Lawrence P. Fox,
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge Presiding.
PRESIDING JUSTICE ROBERT E. GORDON delivered the opinion of
After a bench trial, defendant Albert Beauchamp appeals from
his conviction for burglary. He contends the State failed to
prove the element of entry and that we must reverse or,
alternatively, reduce the conviction to theft. We modify the
judgment to reflect a conviction for theft and remand for
Pamela Little testified that she parked her 2004 Chevrolet
Trailblazer sport utility vehicle (SUV) in a Metra parking lot on
the morning of January 29, 2007. She went to pay for her parking
spot and noticed a white vehicle had pulled in behind her SUV.
When she pushed her vehicle alarm button on its remote control,
instead of activating lights and beeps, nothing happened. She