A 22-year-old Naperville man who was arrested at least five times in four years on burglary, theft and narcotics charges has been sentenced to four years in prison, for violating the terms of his probation in a 2012 burglary.
Kodi T. Rosenberg last lived on the 2300 block of Overlook Court, in the Country Lakes area of Naperville’s far northwest side. He remains in DuPage County Jail, awaiting transfer into the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Naperville police arrested Rosenberg about 12:07 p.m. Oct. 17, after being called to investigate a report of an intruder inside a bicycle storage area of the Railway Plaza apartment complex, southwest of North Aurora Road and Route 59.
A contractor working in one of the buildings reported finding “a suspicious guy … in a bicycle room and possessing bolt cutters,” a written police report read in part. The man was “quickly recognized (as) Rosenberg from a previous incident, where he had stolen (10) bicycles from the same complex” and the nearby Metra Railway Route 59 commuter train depot, the report stated.
The contractor told police he had apparently surprised Rosenberg in the storage area. Rosenberg, upon seeing the contractor, “quickly pulled out his cellular phone and made it look like he was having a phone conversation” while ignoring the bolt cutters, which were on the floor and leaning against a nearby wall, according to the report.
Rosenberg, when confronted by police, insisted he had entered the building to get out of a rain storm, and that he had come there to meet a friend, the report read. He then gave police “three different versions” as to why there were bolt cutters in the storage room.
One of the police officers wrote in the report of then arresting Rosenberg “based on the circumstance of the incident (and) information later learned, that Rosenberg has numerous (police) contacts as a known burglar and a criminal history, with a recent burglary conviction” for which he was on probation.
Authorities that day charged Rosenberg with criminal trespass to a building, a misdemeanor. That put him in potential violation of a sentence of 180 days of periodic imprisonment he received in September 2012, following his conviction in a burglary he had committed four months earlier near Genesee and Woodewind drives, not far from his home.
DuPage County Circuit Court Judge Daniel P. Guerin, who presided over the burglary case, had also placed Rosenberg on probation, according to court records. Guerin on Feb. 27 resentenced Rosenberg, ordering him to serve a four-year prison term.
Rosenberg’s record also includes an October 2009 shoplifting in Aurora and a theft last June in Naperville, court records indicated. He served jail or work-release terms and was placed on supervision in those cases.
He also was arrested in August 2012 near North Aurora Road and Tudor Drive in Naperville on a felony count of possession of a controlled substance. That charge was dismissed following his initial sentencing in the burglary case.