Ex-con headed back to prison in Naperville theft
BY BILL BIRD firstname.lastname@example.org January 10, 2013 6:56PM
Ex-convict Daniel B. Holland, 36, of Naperville's East Highlands neighborhood, has been sentenced to three years in prison for last summer's theft of cigarettes from a business near his home. | Courtesy of DuPage County Sheriff's Office
Updated: January 10, 2013 7:02PM
A Naperville man with an extensive criminal record has been sentenced to three years in prison for possessing cigarettes and other merchandise stolen last summer from a business not far from his home.
Daniel B. Holland, 36, last lived on the 600 block of Thornwood Drive in Naperville’s East Highlands neighborhood. He remained Thursday night in DuPage County Jail, pending transfer into the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Holland was found guilty in DuPage County Circuit Court of a felony charge of theft, according to court records. Two companion charges of receiving, possessing or selling a stolen motor vehicle and one count of burglary were dismissed, records showed.
Judge Blanche Hill Fawell on Monday sentenced Holland to prison, followed by a year of mandatory supervised release, records indicated. Fawell gave Holland credit for the 171 days he has spent in jail since being arrested, and assessed fines and court costs totaling $467, according to records.
Naperville police arrested Holland about 1:03 p.m. July 20 after finding him in a deep sleep inside a car parked in the lot of the Extended Stay America on the city’s far northwest side.
A police spokesman in July said further investigation revealed the car, a green, 2001 Honda Accord, had been reported stolen two days earlier from the 1100 block of Whispering Hills Drive, in the Estes Park area of far west-central Naperville.
Police also found several cartons of cigarettes inside the car, the spokesman said. They were linked to a July 17 burglary of a business on the 1000 block of South Washington Street, several blocks south and west of Holland’s home.
The goods taken in the burglary included nine cartons of cigarettes and a canned “energy” beverage, the spokesman said.
Court records showed Holland in January 2004 was sentenced to two years in prison for a felony theft in Aurora, and to 150 days in jail for a misdemeanor retail theft in Naperville.
He was also sentenced in December 2009 to six months in jail for receiving, possessing or selling a vehicle stolen in Naperville, records indicated. He was again sentenced to six months in jail in April 2011 on a charge of attempted obstruction of justice in Naperville, according to records.
Holland also served jail time in January 2004 for a misdemeanor retail theft in Bloomingdale and in February 2006 for domestic battery in Naperville, records showed.