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Channahon Police Seek Residents' Help in Catching Burglar

Burglary to motor vehicle occurred in Minooka 15 minutes before.

Police are seeking the public’s help in catching the person responsible for crimes that occurred Feb. 13 in Channahon and Minooka.

“On Feb. 13 at 8:55 a.m., a  van was involved in a smash-and-grab style burglary to motor vehicle,” Channahon Police Detective Adam Bogart said.

A purse was stolen from the vehicle, which was located in the Arrowhead Community Center parking lot. About 15 minutes before, a similar crime took place at the Minooka United Methodist Church parking lot.

Through footage provided by a camera in the parking lot in Channahon, police have determined the van was a 2010 to 2012 Chrysler Town and Country.

“We're just really looking to the community to send us information on who might have been driving that vehicle,” Bogart said.

This is the second time since the beginning of February that Channahon police have dealt with vehicle burglaries. Between Feb. 3 and 5, unlocked cars in The Highlands and Hunter’s West subdivisions were burglarized. Those crimes happened overnight and no windows were broken, so police do not believe the two incidents are related. However, Bogart is handling information on both crimes.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Bogart at 815-467-8382.

Bonnie Ciolkosz-Gray February 17, 2012 at 12:32 PM
I agree with Vanessa....do we have any leads whats the van color lock your cars even for a short drop off.
SSS February 18, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Probably ok
SSS February 18, 2012 at 03:26 PM
It's probably someone from the section 8 housing. The police should look over there.
MIke Brown February 18, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Smash and grab can occur in any neighborhood. Ifm peolple were smart enough to lock their vehicle, and not leave valuable items out in open, the these sort of incidents would be minimal.
Bob February 20, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Why would you bring up section 8 housing, I have lived in Channahon for 25 years and every subdivision I drive through has mini vans, so are you to say that every mini van has section 8 housing people in it ready to victimize all the locals or is this just one of your racist commenst toward the not so wealthy people unlike yourself, who has everything.

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