Police Nab Teen Burglary Suspects Near Route 31

A man's description helped officers track down the accused, both 14 years old, in North Aurora on Wednesday. Here's a recap of the chase.

A quick response and police teamwork on Wednesday in North Aurora resulted in the arrest of two vehicle burglary suspects.

Two 14-year-old boys from Joliet face charges in connection to a Wednesday morning car burglary. The incident occurred shortly before 9:18 a.m. in the 100 block of Overland Drive, according to a news release.

On Wednesday morning the two teens entered a man's unlocked vehicle while it was parked in a parking lot in the 100 block of Overland Drive, according to an initial police investigation. Police said the teens took a cell phone, keys and loose change.

The man chased the teens about a half-mile east to the area of Rt. 31 and Airport Road but lost them. He went to the police station nearby, 200 S. Lincolnway (Rt. 31), to report the burglary.

Man Gets Backup

An officer interviewed the man to gather suspect descriptions and other information from him. During the interview, other officers responded to the area to search for the suspects.  

At about 9:27 a.m. Wednesday another officer spotted two people who matched the suspect descriptions in a field underneath the ComEd power lines west of Rt. 31 and south of John Street.

Once the teens saw the officer, they fled through a tree line. Additional officers responded and a perimeter was established. 

Takedown in Teams

The first teen was taken into custody at 9:34 a.m. near Kingswood Drive and Cherrytree Court, about a half-mile west of where police first saw them. The second teen was taken into custody at 9:35 a.m. in a field behind 150 S. Lincolnway, about a third of a mile away.

The teens were each charged with one count of burglary, a class two felony, and one count of resisting a peace officer, a class A misdemeanor.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the teens were being held at the North Aurora Police Department pending pick up by their parents.


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