arrested four suspects last week in connection with the recent rash of residential burglaries throughout the village.
Police were called around 1:56 p.m. Friday to the 5500 block of Lyman Avenue, where two citizens reported multiple people attempting to gain entry to a residence. Police on patrol nearby quickly apprehended the individuals, according to Downers Grove Police Chief Robert A. Porter.
Michael A. Sauer, 24, of Worth, was charged with one count of felony residential burglary; Michael H. Peterson, 24, of Downers Grove, was arrested on a no bond felony arrest warrant; and Kamila Burczyc, 23, of Worth, was charged with felony residential burglary in connection to a burglary that occurred in another town, police said.
One other suspect was released without charges, according to a release. The other three individuals were transported to the DuPage County Jail.
Porter said the individuals are linked to several residential burglaries throughout Downers Grove, as well as a number of other communities. Additional charges are pending, as the investigation is ongoing, he said.
The Downers Grove Police Department issued a community alert on Aug. 31, cautioning residents about a across the village. Residents were urged to be aware of any person(s) that may appear at their door asking for someone that does not live there, asking for directions, or stating that they used to live at their residence.
"The main thing we want is for people to call if they notice any suspicious activity," Downers Grove Police Sgt. Harry Andler said earlier this month. "We're stepping up patrols to increase police presence, but we need the community to be on the lookout as well."
According to Porter, Friday's attempted burglary was reported by two citizens who saw the community alert last month. He thanked the Downers Grove community for their assistance on the case.
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