Weird Crime: Simpsons Graffitist caught, security camera stolen and more

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D’oh! Naperville Simpsons graffiti suspect caught

Joseph T. Dauben just might be having a cow, after being accused of being the tagger who last summer left graffiti inspired by “The Simpsons” animated television series at several locations in and near downtown Naperville.

Dauben, 33, lives on the 1700 block of Fairoak Road, in the Signal Point area of Naperville’s southeast side. He is free on bond and awaiting trial in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton on misdemeanor charges of criminal defacement of property in Naperville and on the campus of the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, according to court records.

Insecurity camera

Theft: A 57-year-old man reported between 4 p.m. April 14 and 10 a.m., wiring for security camera stolen from outside home on 700 block of Woodlawn Avenue.

One more for the road

A Naperville man who has been ticketed or arrested more than 60 times in 20 years has been placed on a form of probation, after being found guilty for the second time of driving while drunk.

The man, Dana S. Day, also served time in Will County Jail for possessing narcotics seven years ago in Joliet, according to records on file in Will County Circuit Court.

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