Charges are pending against three young adults or juveniles believed responsible for burglarizing at least 12 vehicles late last week on Naperville’s west side.
Sgt. Lou Cammiso, the Naperville Police Department’s public information officer, could not be reached Monday for comment on the apparent burglary spree, which written police reports indicated occurred late Thursday night and early Friday morning in the Will-O-Way/Brush Hill area of the city.
The crimes occurred between 3 p.m. Thursday and 5:15 p.m. Friday outside homes on Birchwood Drive, Brush Hill Circle, Cottonwood Lane, Encina Drive, Linden Court and North Whispering Hills Road, according to the reports. One report stated three unnamed subjects had been identified and “confessed to multiple BMVs,” or burglaries to motor vehicles, “in the area.”
Reports indicated a pair of women’s sunglasses were stolen between 1 and 4 a.m. Friday after two vehicles were entered outside a home on the 0-99 block of Birchwood Drive. “Unspecified items” were stolen during that same time frame from a vehicle parked on the 100 block of Encina Drive, according to the reports.
A video game, Nintendo 3Ds, a gym bag and a GPS unit were taken between 7 p.m. Thursday and 6:30 a.m. Friday from another vehicle parked on the 0-99 block of Birchwood Drive. A briefcase containing a laptop computer, a digital recorder, a digital camera and a GPS unit were stolen between 10 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday from a white, 2006 Chevrolet Impala parked on the 100 block of Linden Court, the reports stated.
Three vehicles were broken into between 10 p.m. Thursday and 5:15 p.m. Friday outside three homes on the 300 block of Cottonwood Lane, reports indicated. Loose change was stolen from one vehicle and a portable XM radio and sunglasses were taken from the second, while nothing was reported missing from the third, according to the reports.
Two cars were rifled through between 9 p.m. Thursday and 7:45 a.m. Friday while parked in the driveways of two homes on the 100 block of North Whispering Hills Road, reports showed. Nothing appeared to have been stolen in either case.
An iPod, cable and business cards were taken between 3 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday from a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home on the 200 block of North Whispering Hills Road, while $2 in coins were stolen sometime before 11 a.m. Friday from an unlocked truck parked outside a home on the 1300 block of Brush Hill Circle, reports stated.
At least some of the stolen property was recovered later, according to the reports.
It was not known whether the suspects might be linked to a series of burglaries to occupied and unoccupied homes that occurred in August and September on the city’s far south and north-northwest sides.