North Aurora man in custody again for vehicle burglary
A North Aurora man is in custody for vehicle burglary for the third time in a little more than three months.
The incident began on Saturday at about 9:35 a.m. when officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Oak St. for a vehicle burglary. Officers learned that sometime after midnight, someone illegally entered an unlocked vehicle in the 600 block of Oak Street and stole two pairs of boots, approximately $10 in change, a utility knife, and a pack of cigarettes. Also stolen with the boots was the sales receipt from a store in Aurora, where the boots were recently purchased.
At about 3:18 p.m. 20 year old Misael Bautista, of the 500 block of Cherrywood Dr, North Aurora, entered a store in Aurora and attempted to return the boots with the receipt for cash. The burglary victim, who was the person who recently purchased the boots, works at the store and recognized them as well as her debit card number on the receipt. Employees called police and Bautista was taken into custody without incident.
The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the facts of the case and authorized one count of Burglary, a class 3 felony, and one count of Theft, a class A misdemeanor. His bond was set at $19,400, which he needs to post in order to be released. He is currently in custody at the Kane County Adult Justice Center.
Bautista was previously arrested by the North Aurora Police Department for a vehicle burglary on September 18th, 2019 in the 500 block of East Victoria Circle and again on December 1st when he was charged with burglary to three vehicles in the 500 and 600 blocks of Cherrywood Dr. as well as the 600 block of Birchwood Dr.
Anyone with information about this case may reach the Investigations Division at (630) 897-8705, extension 610. Anonymous tips may be left by calling (630) 897-8705 and choosing option 3. Or call Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000 and receive a reward for information leading to a felony arrest.
Criminal charges are merely accusations and Bautista is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The North Aurora Police Department reminds residents to do the #9pmRoutine to avoid becoming a victim of burglary:
- Remove valuables & garage opener from vehicles parked outside
- Lock your car doors
- Close your garage
- Lock your residence
- Turn on your outside lights