Saturday, May 18, 2013
Community: Please lock your car doors and conceal valuables due to recent burglaries from unlocked vehicles in the Tri-Cities.
Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles police departments have a message for you: "Lock your dang car doors, would you?" OK, they're a little nicer than that. Here's what the Geneva Police Department said in a Nixel email message: "Please lock your car doors and conceal valuables due to recent burglaries from unlocked vehicles in the Tri-Cities." Apparently, there's been an increase in burglaries to vehicles in the area. "The majority of these incidents are crimes of opportunity," said Eric Passarelli of the GPD. "It only takes a minute to enter an unlocked car and to remove valuables from inside. Please assist us by securing your vehicles." He also mentions that it's OK to call 911 if you see a car burglary in progress. For non-emergency numbers…
Friday, April 5, 2013
The group specializes in daytime smash-and-grab burglaries and is well known in Naperville.
With the recent arrest of an Aurora man for smash-and-grab burglaries in St. Charles, we might have thought that would put an end to those types of burglaries in the area. But hold on just a second. Naperville police now believe a gang that specializes in smash-and-grab burglaries has returned to the city—and officials say they've seen reports that indicate a pattern in other west-suburban towns. Since March, at least 15 burglaries occurred in south Naperville and the method of the burglaries is similar to that of the Felony Lane Gang. The group typically targets areas where women might leave purses or wallets unattended inside vehicles, such as fitness clubs, parks and daycare centers, police said. The burglaries have been going on since …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Downtown residential areas appear to be targeted overnight, police say.
West Chicago police say that within the past week they have seen an increase in the number of vehicle burglaries, primarily overnight in the downtown residential areas between Washington Street and National Street, as well as Arbor Avenue and Route 59. The common factor in these cases was that the vehicles were left unlocked, police said in a release issued Monday. The West Chicago Police Department advises the public to follow these safety tips to help prevent falling victim to car burglary:
Monday, December 3, 2012
All of the burglaries were committed at night. Here's more details.
Cars on North Aurora's west side are being targeted for burglaries, according to police. There have been seven burglaries to vehicles reported in the Timber Oaks, Highlands, and RCA subdivisions since Nov. 19. The general area of these crimes are bordered by Mistwood Lane to the north, Juniper Drive to the west, Princeton Drive to the south and Route 31 to the east. "This alert is being issued to encourage citizens to take action to protect their belongings," said a statement from the North Aurora Police Department. There were four burglaries in the RCA subdivision, two in the Highlands subdivision and one in the Timber Oaks subdivision. An image on this page of a map provided by North Aurora police shows the locations of the burglaries. …