DUI, Thefts: Police Blotter

Wheaton police reports, Aug. 31-Sept. 3


License Plate Stolen

Someone stole a license plate off a car parked in the 200 block of Morgan Street between 11:30 a.m. Sunday and 10:30 a.m. Monday.



Police charged Alejandro Torres, 25, of Chicago with driving under the influence of alcohol and illegally transporting liquor. Torres drove a white 1996 Chevy Blazer near the intersection of Briarcliffe Boulevard and Butterfield Road around 3:30 a.m. when police stopped him. He was booked at the Wheaton Police Department and released later that morning.


Break-in at Wheaton Business

Someone forced the door of a business open in the 100 block of Front Street around 6:15 a.m. Nothing was taken or damaged, police said.

Around the same time, police saw a window of a business in the 100 block of Front Street had been smashed, and someone on the scene reported their $350 bike was stolen. The cost of damage is $500, police said.


Library Break-in

Police charged Erik Oppenhagen, 43, of the 700 block of Liberty Drive in Wheaton with felony , 225 Cross St. He was cited around 6:20 p.m., booked at the Wheaton Police Department and taken to DuPage County Jail later that night.

Stolen Handlebars

Someone stole handlebars off a bike in the 300 block of College Avenue between 7:15 a.m. and 5:20 p.m. According to the police report, someone cut the front brake wires and took the handlebars, worth $120, off the bike at the College Avenue train depot.

Stolen Wallet

Someone stole a woman’s wallet and keys at a restaurant in the 100 block of Front Street in Wheaton between 12:30 and 1 a.m.


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