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Rash of Car, Home Burglaries Reported to Police

Naperville Police Department report more than a dozen thefts and home invasions from residents Sunday night through early Tuesday morning.

The received a number of reported thefts and break-ins from Sunday night to early Tuesday morning. 

Unlocked vehicles were mostly targeted, but a few homes were also invaded, including some detached garages. It appears the incidents were sporadic as they occurred throughout various areas of Naperville at different times.

Patch will provide updates on the incidents as we receive them. 

  • A resident reported that unlocked vehicles were entered Monday night in the 300 block of West Jefferson Avenue. A GPS, iPad and credit cards were taken, police said.
  • Police said a resident reported that unlocked vehicles were entered Monday night in the 100 block of North West Street and old keys and a USC were taken.
  • A 55-year-old woman reported that someone entered her detached garage through an unlocked access door in the 300 block of Spring Avenue. The suspect entered two vehicles, removing an iPod cord from one vehicle and a wallet containing three credit cards from another, police said.
  • An unlocked vehicle was entered in the 200 block of North Fremont Street. Edward Hospital Fitness Center ID’s, a center console divider, USC and ear buds were taken, police said.
  • An unlocked vehicle was entered Monday night in the first block of North Eagle Street and cash was taken, police said.
  • Police said someone entered a house in the 300 block of Douglas Avenue through an unlocked rear door and stole a purse, phone and laptop.
  • A vehicle in a detached garage in the 200 block of Spring Avenue was entered on Sunday night, but nothing was taken, police said.
  • Police said an unlocked vehicle was rummaged through on Sunday night in 400 block of West Jefferson Avenue and nothing was taken.
  • An unlocked car was ransacked in the 100 block of School Street and a camera bag was removed from the vehicle. The camera was not in the bag when it was stolen and the bag was later located next to a neighbor's garage, police said.
  • Property was stolen from an unlocked vehicle sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, police said.
  • Someone entered a vehicle on Monday night in the 100 block of North Eagle Street, but nothing was taken, police said.
  • Someone entered a vehicle on Monday night in the 400 block of Spring Avenue, but nothing was taken, police said.
The Sentinel May 24, 2012 at 12:39 PM
The key word in most of thses is..."unlocked". Stupid. Nuff said.
Jim Smith May 24, 2012 at 10:43 PM
I have called the police when I've noticed a bunch of teenage boys going through vehicles and they didn't bother to come out. I followed the boys for several blocks. After getting no police response to calls like this, I quit bothering - I'm not going to put myself at risk if they're too busy elsewhere.
The Sentinel May 25, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Geez Jim, I'm NOT doubting you at all...really...but that's tough to believe about the Napervilel police. They're supposed to be the strictest around! I'd love to have a copper post here to explain why they never responded. Have to hand it to you for folllowing the kids...you did what you could. But I'll ask you to please call the police again if you happen to see more thefts happening. If you don't care about the police, at least care about your neighbors, ok? Have a nice Memorial Day weeeknd.

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