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Police Reports

Surveillance video may reveal power tool burglar

Power tools valued at $3,450 stolen from storage unit

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP  – A suspect in the Jan. 3 theft of $3,450 in power tools from a storage unit may have been revealed in surveillance video, according to Kane County Sheriff’s reports.

The lock and latch on a storage unit in the 7N500 block of Route 25 in St. Charles Township were cut and taken were an orange Husqvarna 14-inch concrete gas cut off saw, a yellow Bosch electric jackhammer and a yellow DeWalt electric rotary hammer, reports stated.

The owner told deputies that the last time he was at the site was Dec. 27 and did not return until Jan. 3 because of the holidays, reports stated.

Two other storage boxes on the same property were also reported broken into. One had nothing was taken and the owner of the other one is out of the country, reports stated.

The owner of one of the offices on the property provided video surveillance to deputies.

Video showed a gray Honda Civic-type vehicle arriving at 11:45 p.m. Jan. 2, parking by the storage box, turning its headlights off and then a flashlight is seen, reports stated.

Surveillance video shows that the gray vehicle left at 11:55 p.m., but no footage showed anyone going into the storage boxes, reports stated.

The owner said he would gather surveillance video from six cameras over that week and turn it over to deputies for review, reports stated.

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