Man faces attempted burglary, tresspassing charges

  • Dillon Durrett

    Dillon Durrett

Daily Herald report
Updated 8/21/2019 5:37 PM

A 19-year-old man faces trespassing and attempted burglary charges after police said he tried to enter two Wheaton homes.

Dillon Durrett, of the 2100 block of West Creekside Drive, was charged with one count of attempted criminal trespass to a residence stemming from a case Sunday, and one count of attempted residential burglary in connection with another case Monday.


Wheaton officers took him into custody about 4:30 a.m. Monday after police said he tried to break into a home on the 2100 block of Fox Run in an alleged attempt to commit a sexual assault. He also tried to enter another home on the 1500 block of Wiesbrook Road at roughly 11 a.m. Sunday, police said.

A DuPage County judge ordered Durrett held in the county jail on $200,000 bail. Durrett would have to post the necessary 10 percent to be released from jail.

If released, Durrett would be ordered held to home confinement and monitored by a GPS device with no contact with his alleged victims. He would be allowed to travel to school, doctor's appointments and court obligations.

"It is alleged that under the cover of night, Mr. Durrett attempted to forcibly enter his victim's home while she was sleeping," DuPage County State's Attorney Bob Berlin said in a statement. "Thankfully, his alleged attempt was unsuccessful and he was taken into custody by the Wheaton Police Department a short time later."

Durrett is next due in court for arraignment Sept. 9.

Anyone with information regarding these cases or other similar ones, is asked to call Detective Lt. Bill Cooley at (630) 260-2077.

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