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**NPD PatchResidential Burglary Update

November 22, 2013

On Friday, November 15, 2013, Naperville Police department responded to a delayed report of a residential burglary in the 2600 block of Fox River. The police department is currently pursuing several leads. At this time we have not determined if this burglary follows the same pattern of those that occurred during August and September. We are asking all residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

October 23, 2013

The Naperville Police Department Investigations Division continues to investigate residential burglaries that occurred on the south end of the city. There are no new burglaries to report however we are working with multi law enforcement agencies on the past cases. We would like to thank everyone from the affected neighborhoods who have assisted us with this effort.

October 10, 2013

On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, the Naperville Police Department, along with the St. Charles Police Department arrested David Teafoe, M/W, 20 years old, of 105 N. 15th Street, St. Charles, Illinois. David Teafoe was developed as a burglary suspect during the ongoing investigation into burglaries which were occurring in the south end of Naperville.

The full text of the press release can be found in our News section.

October 7, 2013

A team of Naperville Police Department investigators continues to sift thru leads that have been generated by the public. If you have information regarding these residential burglaries, please call Commander Brian Cunningham at (630) 305-6224 or email stopburglary@naperville.il.us.


October 1, 2013

From Monday, September 23 through Monday, September 30, the Naperville Police Department received 258 suspicious persons/vehicles calls from the community. A team of investigators are currently working on those leads. During this time period, there have been no attempted burglaries or burglaries. The Naperville Police Department thanks the community for its vigilance and encourages the public to continue to contact the Police Department with any pertinent information.

September 25, 2013

The Naperville Police Department continues to receive community support regarding the ongoing burglary investigations. Since 8 a.m. on the morning of Monday, September 23, the Department has received 102 suspicious persons/vehicle calls. Each of these cases are documented and evaluated by a team of investigators working on the investigations. The Naperville Police Department would like to thank the community for its vigilance. 

September 23, 2013  

From Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 23, the Naperville Police Department responded to  122 suspicious persons/vehicle calls. One call from a resident on Trillium Lane resulted in an attempt burglary report. The homeowner observed a male subject in a dark-hooded sweatshirt attempting to gain entry via the rear patio door. The suspect left the area on foot without gaining entry to the home.  Uniformed and plain clothes officers responded to the location; however, the call was delayed several minutes. Officers checked the surrounding area and were unable to locate the suspect. The investigation continues at this time. 

On Sunday, September 22 at 12:45 a.m., the Naper Police Department responded to 1312 Crab Apple Court for a burglary in progress. The caller reported subjects were entering a black Nissan Sentra to the rear of 1312 Crab Apple Court. Responding officers  located three subjects on the south side of 1318 Crab Apple Court. The subjects had opened the trunk and driver's side door of a silver vehicle behind this address. The subjects fled on foot to the west once police were observed on the scene. Officers gave chase and placed all three into custody moments later. 

September 20, 2013

Q & A from Madison Jr. High School Community Meeting with the Naperville Police Department

Q: Are the burglaries happening at a certain time?
A: The daytime crimes are occurring generally after 10 a.m. and before 3 p.m., while the nighttime burglaries are occurring between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Daytime burglaries seem to be more planned out with the suspects scouting their target properties and entering through rear doors or sliding glass doors. Suspects are targeting jewelry during daytime robberies. The nighttime burglaries are more “crimes of opportunities”, meaning they are seeing open garage doors or trying and finding unlocked doors and entering properties. They are targeting liquor, cash and electronics.

Q: Of the 29 cases, how many have been break-ins?
A: Approximately 60 percent of the cases are no-force entry, meaning suspects are entering through unlocked doors. The rest have been break-ins.

Q: The Police have asked us to look out for suspicious activity in our neighborhoods. Can we take pictures and send them to the Police Department?
A: Yes, you can send things to stopburglary@naperville.il.us.

Q: Are solicitors allowed in our neighborhoods?
A: Solicitors that are selling a product/service are required to get a Solicitors permit from the City. Homeowners can also obtain a no solicitation sticker from the City Clerk’s office at the Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street or the Police Department at 1350 Aurora Avenue.

There are two kinds of meter readers out in the neighborhoods. One group is looking at water meters while Nicor employees are looking at gas meters. Water meter readers will either have on a neon yellow or green shirt and will have City issued contractor ID’s. Check out the City’s website for samples of the City issued vests and ID’s.

Q: Have any of the suspects entered homes through windows or thru the basement windows?
A: In the most recent cases, No.

Q: Are you tracing any of the stolen property?
A: It is important to document valuable property in your home via pictures and recording serial numbers. In the event your property is stolen, this information is crucial in recovery attempts. This information also assists with recovery of property from pawn shops.

Q: How many officers are assigned to patrol and can you get additional officers?
A: We have redeployed traffic units and other detective units and engaged other law enforcement agencies. Community Radio Watch volunteers have begun special patrols. For example, CRW volunteers were out on September 10 and found 22 open garage doors after 10 p.m. in a neighborhood. We would like to remind everyone to secure the homes in an effort to prevent break-ins.

Q: Any specifics on the suspects or any vehicle descriptions?
A: Not at this time, but once we have something we will release the information to the community as soon as possible so we can have your help in apprehending the criminals.  


September 18, 2013

In the past 6 weeks, Naperville has had 29 residential burglaries with the majority happening in the South in a 20 square mile area as well as an area North of Ogden Ave. A large number of these incidents are occurring without force entry. Thanks to the community response, over the last 3 weeks the Police Department has received 628 calls of suspicious persons/incidents. In that same time period, Police Officers have made 882 traffic stops.

The Police Department has suspects and is actively working on leads. We believe there are 3 to 4 groups working separately. They are targeting jewelry, cash and electronics. We are actively investigating all the incidents and are in the neighborhoods in marked and unmarked vehicles. As with any investigation, we are utilizing all of our tactics to catch these criminals. We want to continue to work with the community and will update information on this website as frequently as possible. 

Here are some things residents can do to help:

  • Lock your doors and windows.
  • Make sure your garage door is closed.
  • Put your indoor and outdoor lights on timers to give the appearance that the home is occupied.
  • Be a vigilant neighbor; if you notice something out of the ordinary call the Police.
  • Don’t pass along unverified information.
  • Notify the Police in a timely manner.

For more information, you can contact Sergeant Lou Cammiso at (630) 420-4137 or Commander Brian Cunningham at (630) 305-6224.