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Village of North Aurora
Thursday July 9th, 2015 :: 03:52 p.m. CDT


Mailboxes damaged by teens with bat

An alert resident in the Tanner Trails area and quick responding police officers combined for the apprehension & arrest of three Aurora teenagers on criminal damage to property charges.

On Sunday, July 5th at about 7:43 p.m., a resident of the 2900 block of Sterkel Rd. saw a red Hyundai Santa Fe sport utility vehicle going northbound on Western Dr. when the front seat passenger struck a mailbox with a baseball bat.  The offenders went eastbound Sterkel and sped off.  The resident quickly called 911 and provided dispatchers with a detailed description and direction of travel of the offenders.

Minutes later, a patrol officer responding to the incident observed the offending vehicle traveling eastbound on Tanner Rd. at Bennett Dr.  The officer followed the vehicle and stopped it at Deerpath Rd. & Oak St.

The driver and two passengers of the Hyundai were arrested and transported to the North Aurora Police Department.  The offenders vehicle was towed.  The charges were:

· 16 year old driver of Aurora charged with criminal damage to property, improper display of vehicle registration, and violation of the graduated license restrictions (more than 1 passenger under 20)

· 14 year old of Aurora charged with criminal damage to property

· 14 year old of Aurora charged with criminal damage to property

All three juveniles were released to their parents and pending disposition of the case.

As a result of the apprehension & preliminary investigation, we believe that there are 5-6 additional damaged mailboxes in the area.  If your mailbox was damaged on Sunday evening or if you witnessed any similar incidents, we ask that you call North Aurora Police detectives at (630) 897-8705, ext. 610.




Village of North Aurora
200 South Lincolnway Street
North Aurora, IL 60542

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Non-emergencies: 630-897-8705

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Western Drive & Sterkel Road
North Aurora, IL 60542

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