On November 2, 2016 at approximately 4:30AM, DeKalb Police Officers responded to the 1600 block of East Dresser Road in reference to a fight call. The responding Officers located two residents detaining a seventeen year old juvenile.
A subsequent investigation revealed that the juvenile was committing a burglary when he was detained by the residents. The juvenile was breaking into vehicles and was found to be in possession of a stolen backpack. The juvenile was also in possession of approximately $30 dollars’ worth of loose change. Officers located several other car burglaries that occurred in the area. The juvenile is suspected in committing those car burglaries. The juvenile was arrested for burglary and was detained at the Kane County Justice Center. The investigation into the other car burglaries continue and further charges are expected to be filed.
On November 5, 2016, at approximately 1:00AM, DeKalb Police Officers responded to the 1600 block of East Dresser Road in reference to a burglary. The caller reported that her father was chasing an individual who was observed burglarizing their vehicle. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.
Officers were then notified, from a resident in the 1400 block of Cambria, that she observed a male burglarizing her car; which was located inside her garage. The suspect left the area walking away from the victim’s residence.
The victims in both burglaries gave similar descriptions of the suspect. The suspect was located in the area by officers. The victims identified Jacob Powell as the suspect who committed the burglaries. Powell was arrested and found to be in possession of drugs (heroin, cocaine and Clonazepam) and burglary proceeds.
Jacob Powell, 25 years of age, resides in the 900 block of Seaman Avenue, DeKalb. Powell was charged with Residential Burglary, two counts of burglary, two counts of theft and three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Powell was transported to the DeKalb County Jail after his arrest.
The DeKalb Police Department would like to take the time to thank the community for their vigilance in attempting to help identify those responsible for committing these burglaries.
The DeKalb Police Department would like to remind residents to lock their car doors and not to keep valuables (cell phones, purses, wallets, money, etc.) in their car. If valuables are kept in your car; please make sure that they are kept in the trunk or in an area not visible to someone looking inside your car.
Contact the DeKalb Police Department, Crime Stoppers or iWatch if you have information in regards to anyone committing crimes in DeKalb. The contents of this press release are based upon the best information available to the DeKalb Police Department. The statements regarding the conduct of any person identified above are allegations until affirmatively proven in Court. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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