North Aurora man charged for third time with burglarizing vehicles

  • Misael Bautista

    Misael Bautista

 
 
Updated 12/23/2019 7:12 PM

For the third time in three months, a North Aurora man has been charged with burglarizing vehicles in the village.

North Aurora police announced charges Monday against Misael Bautista, 20, of the 500 block of Cherrywood Drive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

According to a news release, police were dispatched around 9:35 a.m. Saturday to the 600 block of Oak Street for a report of a vehicle burglary. Sometime after midnight, a person entered an unlocked vehicle and stole two pairs of boots, a receipt for the boots, about $10 in coins, a utility knife and a pack of cigarettes.

On Saturday afternoon, police say, Bautista went to the store and tried to return the boots for cash. The burglary victim works at the store and recognized the boots, as well as her debit-card number on the receipt. Employees called police, and Bautista was arrested.

He faces one count of felony burglary and one count of misdemeanor theft. He is being held at the Kane County jail on $19,400 bail.

Authorities ask that anyone who may have been a victim of trespassing or burglary or might have Bautista on surveillance video to call police at (630) 897-8705. Videos or video links may be emailed to tips@northaurora.org.

In September, Bautista was charged with burglarizing a vehicle on the 500 block of East Victoria Circle. On Dec. 1, he was charged with burglarizing three vehicles on the 500 and 600 blocks of Cherrywood Drive and the 600 block of Birchwood Drive.

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