A reportedly bankrupt businessman from Naperville’s far south side is being sought by investigators from at least two law enforcement agencies in alleged cases of theft and burglary.
Oswego police this week obtained a warrant for the arrest of David A. “Dave” Kives, who lives on the 1700 block of Baybrook Lane in Naperville’s River Run neighborhood.
The 47-year-old Kives is also under investigation by police in far northwest suburban Lakemoor, in connection with the alleged theft of a boat from a marina in that village.
Oswego police Capt. Jeff Burgner, the department’s media relations officer, said Kives is suspected of having been in possession of more than $100,000 worth of stolen construction material and home-related amenities.
Investigators on Feb. 6 “took a report of a theft that occurred at 155 Kirkland Circle” in Oswego, Burgner wrote in a release. That alleged crime involved “multiple furnaces, air conditioners and hot water heaters,” along with other construction-related goods, Burgner said.
Police in August “received information that the stolen property was in a storage building in unincorporated Naperville,” Burgner said. Members of the department’s investigations division used a search warrant to enter the storage facility, from which they “seized numerous items that were reported stolen” from the Kirkland Circle address, he said.
“At the conclusion of the investigation, burglary and theft charges were filed” against Kives, Burgner said. A Kendall County Circuit Court judge then issued a warrant for Kives’ arrest and set his bail at $50,000, Burgner said. Burgner declined to provide further details of the case.
Kives is also a suspect in a theft earlier this year of a motorboat in Lakemoor, a boat that reportedly was found and confiscated last month by police and returned to its owner.
Deputy Lakemoor Police Chief George Manis on Monday declined to discuss the matter at length.
“We are investigating a case of a motorboat involving Mr. Kives,” Manis said. “Basically, right now, we are continuing our investigation, and at some point will be reviewing it with the state’s attorney’s office, to see if we can get (criminal) charges.”
Kives is the owner of Superior Structures Construction Ltd. He also owned the now-bankrupt A&M Property Management LLC of Oswego.
An examination of records on file in Will County Circuit Court in Joliet indicated Kives on Oct. 10, 2007 was arrested and charged with a felony count of writing a bad check in Plainfield.
He pleaded guilty on Aug. 5, 2009 to an amended, misdemeanor charge of deceptive practice, and was placed on a year of court supervision and ordered to pay a total of $1,043 in restitution and court-related fines and costs, according to court records.
Foreclosure proceedings were initiated in 2008 on Kives’ home, and Kives since then has filed for bankruptcy, records showed. He is scheduled to return Feb. 27 to court in that matter.