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updated: 6/19/2013 6:08 PM

Gilberts teens face burglary, stolen firearms charges

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  • David L. Schaefer

    David L. Schaefer

  • Matthew R. Dupasquier

    Matthew R. Dupasquier


Two Gilberts teens were arrested this week and charged with burglary and possession of stolen firearms, according to court records. Matthew R. Dupasquier, 17, of the 500 block of Running Deer Lane, and David L. Schaefer III, 18, of the 0-99 block of Galligan Road, were charged with a residential burglary Monday, along with aggravated possession of two to five stolen firearms, burglary, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number and theft of more than $500, records show.

The most serious charge, if convicted, carries a top prison term of 15 years, but probation is an option for each of the charges.

An officer who answered the phone at the Gilberts police station said the investigation was "ongoing." Multiple messages for Gilberts Police Chief Steven Williams were not returned Wednesday.

Dupasquier's bond was set at $35,000. If he posts $3,500 and is released he will be placed on electronic home monitoring, is to have no contact with Schaefer, and is not to enter Schaefer's residence nor another address in the 200 block of Tollview Terrace in Gilberts, records show.

A message left with Randy Johnson, Dupasquier's defense attorney, was not immediately returned.

Dupasquier is next due in court July 3.

Schaefer was being held on $100,000 bail and is next due in court Wednesday.

According to court records, at the time of his arrest Schaefer was out on bond on felony charges that he possessed a stolen vehicle in August 2012 in Gilberts and filed a false report of vehicle theft in September 2012 in Elgin.

A message left with William Gibbs, Schaefer's attorney, was not immediately returned.

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