Three teens arrested for Oswego vehicle burglaries

By Erika Wurst For Chronicle Media

Three juveniles are facing multiple felony charges this week after allegedly burglarizing vehicles while driving around in a stolen car early March 2.

According to Oswego police, officers were called to 600 block of Hawley Drive around 1:45 a.m. for reports of three men breaking into vehicles. The witness went on to further describe a suspicious vehicle that had been circling the block several times.

An officer responding to the scene spotted a vehicle that matched the caller’s description and attempted to pull the vehicle over. The vehicle’s driver allegedly fled on foot from the vehicle and ran northbound through the fields and into a surrounding neighborhood, police said.

At that point, officers learned that the vehicle he had been driving had been reported stolen out of Batavia. The officers set up a perimeter in the area and conducted a search for the suspects.

Approximately one hour after the search began, police received a report of a suspicious man walking in the Ogden Falls Subdivision. Police then contacted 24-hour businesses in the surrounding areas and asked them to contact 911 if they notice any suspicious behavior.

Shortly thereafter officers located three juveniles they believe were involved in the burglaries. The juveniles, two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old, were taken into custody and transported to the Oswego Police Department where they were interviewed.

Officers learned that three vehicles in the Prescott Mill Subdivision were reported to police to have been entered without permission.

Later Thursday morning, the Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office approved charges against the juveniles. A 16-year-old Batavia boy, a 16-year-old Aurora boy, and a 15-year-old Montgomery boy were each charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, two counts of felony burglary to a motor vehicle and misdemeanor criminal trespass to a motor vehicle.

All three were referred to Juvenile Court and released to their parents with a pending court date.

According to police, all vehicles that had allegedly been entered were reportedly left unlocked in driveways. Oswego Police are reminding residents to keep vehicle doors locked when unattended.





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