A 20-year-old man from St. Charles has been charged with last month’s burglary of an unlocked house on Naperville’s southeast side and the theft of a car, crimes he allegedly committed while members of the family living in the home were asleep.
Bail has been set at $150,000 for the suspect, David J. Teafoe. He remained Thursday night in DuPage County Jail in Wheaton and faces trial on felony charges of residential burglary and receiving, possessing or selling a stolen motor vehicle, according to records on file in DuPage County Circuit Court.
Naperville police Sgt. Lou Cammiso said Teafoe was arrested Wednesday with the help of St. Charles police.
“Teafoe was developed as a burglary suspect during the ongoing investigation into burglaries which were occurring in the south end of Naperville,” Cammiso said Thursday in a news release. There have been at least 29 break-ins to occupied, empty, locked and unlocked homes in Naperville since Aug. 1.
Cammiso confirmed the crime with which Teafoe is charged occurred between 10:30 p.m. Sept. 6 and 6:30 a.m. Sept. 7 on the 2000 block of Cobblebrook Lane, in the Cinnamon Creek neighborhood.
Teafoe allegedly gained entry to the house via an unlocked door, Cammiso said. An expensive wristwatch and other jewelry, cash, “personal items” and a black, 2013 Volkswagen Passat were stolen “while the owners were asleep,” he said.
Police are trying to determine whether Teafoe might have committed any of the other break-ins in the city.
“I don’t know if he is linked to or responsible for other burglaries at this time,” Cammiso said. “We’ve always thought there was more than one person and/or crew that was responsible” for the crimes, he said.
“This is still an ongoing investigation, although burglaries in general seem to have tapered off” recently, Cammiso said.
There has also been a significant increase in Naperville residents reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhoods, which has helped police tremendously in their work, he said.
Police “would like to remind residents to be vigilant in reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhoods, (as) this information has been critical.”
to our ongoing investigation.”
“If anyone has additional information regarding the activity of David Teafoe, please contact Investigations Cmdr. Brian Cunningham, at 630-305-6224; or the Naperville Crime Stoppers line, at 630-420-6006,” Cammiso said.