Four charged in 9-day string of Batavia burglaries

Updated 8/29/2013 7:48 PM

Records from a stolen credit card used to buy an Xbox 360 and a Walking Dead video game, along with surveillance video from a nearby gas station, helped police nab four people connected to a string of residential burglaries in Batavia from Aug. 5 to 14, according to a Kane County search warrant.

Two suspects appeared in Kane County court Thursday; two others will ask Friday to have their respective bails reduced, according to court records.

On Aug. 14, police learned that a stolen credit card was used at the Walmart and BP Amoco in Aurora near Butterfield and Kirk roads, according to the warrant. Surveillance from Walmart showed four people buying an Xbox 360 and the video game.

iPhones reported stolen in burglaries were located through an online pawnshop database and had been sold to a GameStop also at Kirk and Butterfield.

Police picked up Curtis Hobbs, 23, of the 0-99 block of North Broadway Avenue, Aurora, who they say admitted he was with two others in the video.

Police later executed a search warrant for an apartment on the 1200 block of East Wilson Street, Batavia, a five-minute drive from the Walmart.

Terrell Jones-Bradley, 21, of the 1200 block of East Wilson Street, Batavia, was charged with two counts of residential burglary, attempted residential burglary and two counts of unlawful use of a credit card.

He faces up to 15 years in prison on the most recent charge if convicted. He was on probation after pleading guilty to a May 2011 burglary in Aurora.

Jones-Bradley's bail is $75,000 and he was being held at the Kane County jail.

Sharonda Y. Moore, 22, also of the 1200 block of East Wilson, was charged with possession of stolen property.

According to the search warrant, Moore told police she knew that Jones-Bradley committed burglaries and "she admitted to driving him around to sell said stolen property, which also had been brought to her home."

Both Moore and Jones-Bradley appeared in court Thursday and are next due in court Sept. 26.

Hobbs and Gregory Jordan, 26, of the 1300 block of East Wilson, are both charged with two counts of unlawful use of a credit card, according to court records.

Hobbs and Jordan are due in court Friday and are expected to ask a judge to reduce their bail amounts, which are set at $20,000 and $15,000, respectively.

The burglaries occurred at night, involving small electronics and smartphones, along Woodland Hills and Wagner roads, police said.

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