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Police Report Broken Windows, Stolen Wallet and Public Drinking

Items from Downers Grove Police reports from April 14-17

The following incidents and arrests were reported by the Downers Grove Police Department:

Thursday, April 14

11:50 a.m.: Three windows were broken at Children of Zion Day Care, 5850 Fairview Ave. between March 20 and April 14. Police said the windows appeared to be shot with a BB gun. Damage is estimated at $1,000.

Friday, April 15

2:56 p.m.: A wallet valued at $90 was taken from a backpack at McCollum Park, 6801 Main St., between 12:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The owner left the backpack next to the court while he was playing basketball. He told police he didn’t see anyone near it, but there were 20 to 30 people playing on the courts at that time. Police said the wallet contained $60 in cash, a driver’s license and social security card.

4:10 p.m.: Timothy J. Burns, 45, of Westmont was charged with drinking in public at the Fairview Train Station, 5099 Fairview Ave. An officer responding to complaints of drinking in public entered the depot and saw Burns holding an open beer. Police said Burns was apologetic and cooperative as he was taken to the station.He was later released on bond.

5:41 p.m.: Eight window panes were damaged on a shed/clubhouse in the 4400 block of Seeley Avenue between noon April 14 and noon April 15. Police said rocks were found inside of the clubhouse, which backs up to Pierce Downers School.

Sunday, April 17

2:22 a.m.: Araceli Y. Aguilar, 26, of Dekalb was charged with obstructing identification, speeding and driving with a revoked license after an officer on radar patrol clocked her traveling 65 mph in a 45 mph zone on Butterfield Road. Aguilar told police she did not have a license, gave the officer a false name the first time she was asked, and supplied another person’s work identification the second time she was asked. Aguilar said she was on the way to the police station and a check of her name revealed two warrants issued in Dekalb. Photos from the Dekalb Police Department verified Aguilar’s identity. She was transported to Dupage County Jail after she was unable to post bond on the warrants. 

6:54 a.m.: A mailbox and post valued at $35 were damaged in the 4200 block of Belle Aire Lane between 11 p.m. April 16 and 6:45 a.m. April 17. Police said it appeared a vehicle caused the damage. 

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