Three charged in Naperville car burglaries

  • William W. Brown

    William W. Brown

Updated 9/4/2020 4:17 PM

Two juveniles and a Chicago man have been charged in connection with two separate incidents of car burglaries in Naperville, police said.

The juveniles, both Naperville residents, were arrested Thursday after an investigation into an Aug. 13 report of suspects entering unlocked vehicles, according to a news release. Police responded at 5:43 p.m. to the 600 block of Spring Avenue, where they found "numerous vehicles with doors open that appeared to have been rummaged through."


Both were charged with burglary, a felony offense, and released to the custody of their parents, authorities said.

The Chicago man, 44-year-old William W. Brown, was arrested Aug. 29 after police found him in possession of stolen items from vehicles that appeared to have been burglarized in the 1600 block of Smokey Court, officials said. He was charged with one count of felony burglary, and misdemeanor charges of theft, resisting a peace officer and possession of drug paraphernalia, authorities said.

Brown was taken to the DuPage County jail and released on a personal recognizance bond.

Naperville police are encouraging residents to lock their homes and vehicles and to never leave purses, wallets, phones or other valuables in the car.

Anyone with information about either case should call Naperville police at (630) 420-6666 and ask for the investigations division.

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