A 25-year-old man with a significant criminal record remained Tuesday in DuPage County Jail, after being arrested and charged in the Fourth of July burglary of a house on Naperville’s north side.
Blake A. Nash lives in an apartment building on the 1300 block of East Chicago Avenue, in the Huntington Commons area of Naperville’s far east side. He remains in jail on $125,000 bail and is awaiting trial on charges of residential burglary, aggravated assault of a peace officer and resisting or obstructing police, according to records on file in DuPage County Circuit Court.
Naperville police Cmdr. Jason Arres said police were sent about 10:52 p.m. Friday to a house on the 300 block of East 11th Avenue, to investigate a report of a burglary in progress. The house is in the Saybrook neighborhood north of downtown Naperville.
The preliminary investigation determined a man, later identified as being Nash, had entered the house, Arres said in a release. Nash “was confronted by the homeowner, but did not leave the residence,” Arres said.
That prompted the family to flee the premises and go to a neighbor’s house, Arres said. Police then “searched the residence in question and apprehended (Nash) inside the home,” he said.
Arres’ statement did not indicate why Nash was charged with aggravated assault of a police officer, or whether the officer in question was seriously injured during the incident.
Nash is no stranger to Naperville or Aurora police. After being jailed in connection with the Naperville burglary, he was sentenced to a 12-day jail term, for violating the terms of his probation in an earlier crime near his home, court records showed.
He was arrested about 5:37 a.m. on Aug. 29, 2012 near Chicago Avenue and Olesen Drive. Nash was charged with resisting or obstructing a police officer, according to Naperville police reports from the time.
Nash pleaded guilty to the charge two months later and was sentenced to two days in jail, court records indicated. He violated the terms of his probation last October, and after being arrested over the weekend, was sentenced Monday to 12 days in jail, records showed.
He has also been convicted of criminal trespass to a residence in July 2007 in Naperville; disorderly conduct/breach of peace in February 2008 in Naperville; attempted resisting or obstructing a police officer in June 2009 in Aurora; and underage drinking in September 2009 in Naperville, according to records. He was placed on supervision and fined for the Naperville crimes, and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service work in the Aurora matter, records indicated.
A July 17 court date has been set for Nash in the burglary case.