SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - A 15-year-old boy was arrested early Tuesday after five vehicles were stolen and 30 others burglarized in west suburban Naperville.
About 5 a.m., officers were investigating several stolen vehicles and vehicle burglaries in the Hobson West, West Highlands, Olympic Terrace and Maplebrook subdivisions, according to a statement from Naperville police.
While checking the area, officers found one of the stolen vehicles at Washington Street and Tamarack Drive, police said. The suspect inside the vehicle tried to run away, but was caught a few minutes later.
The suspect, a 15-year-old boy from the 1200 block of Euclid Avenue in Chicago, was charged with burglary, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, obstructing identification and resisting arrest, police said. His name was not released because he is a juvenile.
A total of five vehicles had been stolen, including the one recovered, police said. Thirty other vehicles had been burglarized, and a vehicle that had been reported stolen from Chicago was also found nearby.
The majority of the vehicles that were stolen and burglarized were unlocked, police said. The stolen vehicles all had the keys inside.
The stolen vehicles include a maroon 2007 Chevy Avalanche with license plate 1316613B; a silver 2007 Saturn Ion with license plate Jenni31; a gray 2007 Chrysler Sebring with license plate 7958939; and a black 2016 Audi A4 with license plate R721477.
Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call the investigations division at (630) 420-6666.
Naperville police advise all residents to lock their vehicles, not to leave keys in their vehicles and to not leave valuables inside their vehicles.