Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wheaton police reports, April 29-May 5
SUNDAY, MAY 5 Someone used an unknown object to damage a blue 1987 Mercury Cougar on the 1200 block of Briarbrook Drive. The incident occurred sometime between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. while the Cougar was parked in a parking lot. Whatever object was used chipped paint off the vehicle on the passenger side door and side quarter panel, according to a police report. SATURDAY, MAY 4 Police charged Malcolm D. Campbell, 18, of the 1000 block of Community Drive, Wheaton, with driving without a license. Campbell drove a gray 2000 Lexus Rx300 near the intersection of Naperville Road and Blanchard Street at about 11:46 p.m. when police stopped him. He was booked and released at the Wheaton Police Department later that night. MONDAY, APRIL 29 Someone took…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Police investigate a burglary at the Main Street Plaza Laundry in Wheaton.
Police are investigating a burglary at a Wheaton laundromat in which the suspect wore a mask and had moves like Spiderman. The incident took place at Main Street Plaza Laundry, 282 E. Geneva Rd. in Wheaton early Monday morning. The business' security camera shows the suspect in the business about 1:30 a.m., carrying an axe and wearing a towel over his head, sneaking along the laundry machines and jumping over the customer counter to get to the office, according to the police report. The burglar tried to open a safe in the business using black electrical tape before going into the office, where the security camera doesn't work, police said. He then used tools from the office to take apart the cash drawer and steal $500. The suspect …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The man damaged property and ate on the premises of St. Luke's Evangelical Church near Glen Ellyn, according to the DuPage County Sheriff's Office.
A Wheaton man has been charged with burglarizing a church in an unincorporated area near Glen Ellyn, according to the DuPage County Sheriff's Office. The arrest of Jason Schultz, 38, of the 700 block of Liberty Avenue, Wheaton, comes after an investigation by the sheriff's office that began in November, when St. Luke's Evangelical Church first reported a burglary. In mid-December, the sheriff's office says, three more burglaries at schools and churches in south Milton Township were reported, including a second at St. Luke's. The sheriff's investigation led to Schultz, who was charged with one count of burglary from a school or place of worship, a class 1 felony. "It is alleged that upon entering the building Schultz would intentionally …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Man admits to breaking into unlocked cars with plans to steal, police say.
Wheaton police on Monday charged Jesus Haro, 19, of West Chicago, with burglary to a motor vehicle after a resident reported someone was entering unlocked cars in the 1300 block of South Campbell Street, according to a press release from the Wheaton Police Department. Police responded to the report about 2:43 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28. They stopped Haro, who matched the description of the suspicious person reported in the car, police said. Like Wheaton Patch on Facebook Haro admitted to entering a car with the plan of stealing something. Haro is charged with one count of burglary to motor vehicle. He remains at DuPage County Jail on a $75,000 bond. "The majority of vehicle burglaries reported in the City of Wheaton involved unlocked cars. …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Wheaton police report a burglary at Smashburger in Rice Lake Square.
Wheaton police are investigating a burglary at Smashburger, 1 Rice Lake Square, after someone shattered a door at the west entrance of the restaurant between 11 p.m. Thursday, May 24 and around 7 a.m. Friday, May 25. According to the police report, after employees closed and locked the business around 11:15 p.m. Thursday, someone broke in and tried to access the safe without success. Nothing was taken. Police Blotter information is provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we…
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Wheaton Police recover goods stolen from house on Indiana Street.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Wheaton Police arrested two suspects in connection with a Christmas Day residential burglary. David L. Johnson, 25, and Sidney I. Barrow, 18, were arrested in connection with a burglary at a home on the 2600 block of E. Indiana Street. No one was home when the burglary occurred. Responding to calls from neighbors who observed “suspicious circumstances,” police discovered that the alleged suspects entered the home through a basement window that was forced open. Multiple items of property were taken including three televisions and a cell phone. Detectives conducted a follow-up investigation, which lead to the recovery of several stolen items and the arrest of two suspects. After investigating, Wheaton officers arrested Johnson and Barrow, …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Vancouver man charged with six counts of theft.
Police arrested a Vancouver man Thursday for five of the recent burglaries in Wheaton College dorm rooms in the 500 block of Franklin Street. Charles Antal, 23, of Vancouver, WA, is charged with six counts of theft. He posted bond at the Wheaton Police Department and was released Thursday, according to a press release. According to a press release from the Wheaton Police Department, the burglaries occurred Sunday, Oct. 16 and Wednesday, Oct. 19. Antal allegedly entered four unlocked, unoccupied dorms and stole a television, musical instruments and electronic equipment. Patch reports on law enforcement activity in our town, using information provided by official agencies. Persons charged with a crime, or issued a citation for violation of a…
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Two individuals from South Holland were arrested after a traffic stop on Geneva Road.
Police say siblings burglarized three Glen Ellyn businesses on Oct. 10 and were caught the same night after being pulled over for a traffic violation on Geneva Road. The two alleged burglars are siblings from South Holland and are accused of stealing electronics and cash from two salons and one restaurant. Kenneth W. Silva, 45, and his sister Renee M. Silva, 43, were both charged with possession of stolen property, and Kenneth was also charged with burglary, according to a statement from the Glen Ellyn Police Department. After being pulled over for a traffic violation, police arrested Kenneth for not having a valid driver's license. Officers then found $1,700 of cash in his pockets and additional evidence in the car, which officers …
Monday, January 3, 2011
Thirteen vehicle burglaries were reported in the late evening hours of Friday, Dec. 31 and early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 1 in Wheaton.
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Monday, January 3, 2011
Thirteen burglaries to automobiles occurred in Wheaton between the late evening hours of Dec. 31 and the early morning hours of Jan. 1, according to a press release from Wheaton police. The burglaries occurred on the 600 block of Glendale Avenue, the 1500 block of Hill Street, the 300 block of North Prospect Street, the 100 block of South Prospect Street, the 1600 block of Sawyer Avenue, the 100 block of South Summit Street, the 100 block of Traverse Lane, the 300 block of North Wood Street and the 1600 block of West York Lane. Each of the vehicles was unsecured. Thieves entered the unlocked vehicles and removed valuable items. The stolen property included currency, computers, credit cards, GPS devices and tools, police said. Wheaton …
Thursday, December 9, 2010
A Wheaton resident in the 1900 block of Papworth Street reported that someone broke into their home Tuesday, Nov. 30 and stole $4,925 worth of antique jewelry.
A Wheaton resident in the 1900 block of Papworth Street reported that Tuesday, Nov. 30, someone stole $4,925 worth of antique jewelry. According to the police report, the burglary took place between 11 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. The resident observed that the front door to the home was kicked in, the wood trim on the inside of the door appeared broken. Further the dead bolt on the door was damaged and could not be locked. The resident noticed a black smudge on the beige carpeting that hadn't been there before, police said. The master bedroom was the only disturbed room, where a gold anniversary ring, worth $3,500, was taken, in addition to a 100-year-old antique pin, worth $1000, a half carat set of diamond earings, worth $200, a gold bracelet, …