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Oswego Police Investigate Suspicious Incident

Nov 29, 2016 11:25AM ● Published by Steven Jack

Oswego Police are investigating a suspicious incident that occurred Monday in the Ashcroft subdivision.

According to Spokeswoman Cathy Nevara, a resident of Vista Drive reported to police that at about 3:25 p.m. Monday someone entered their home without permission. 

After ringing the home's doorbell and no one answering, a suspect described as a 5-foot 9-inch male dressed in dark clothing entered the home and left a short time later without taking anything. A resident was at home at the time, but did not make contact with the man.

"We are still investigating to determine what occurred here," Nevara said. 

As the holidays near and reports of break-ins and theft typically increase, Nevara reminded residents to ensure all windows, doors and vehicles are locked even during daytime hours. 

"Please do not hesitate to report any suspicious activity you observe by calling 911," Nevara said. "You can also call Kendall County Crime Stoppers at 630-553-5999 to anonymously report criminal activity. If your tip leads to an arrest, you get paid."

Nevara also offered more holiday safety tips for home, auto and shopping trips:

  • Make sure all windows and doors are shut and locked. Don’t forget garage doors.
  • Leave a few lights on so house does not seem empty, consider utilizing timers for radios or televisions.
  • Alert trusted friends and neighbors if you will be heading out of town for the holidays.
  • Keep bushes and trees trimmed to prevent hiding places and to make your home more visible.
  • Never leave your vehicle unlocked.
  • Don’t leave garage door opener out in plain sight. 
  • Park in well-lit areas. 
  • Store valuables out of sight. 
  • Never leave your purse or wallet unattended in a shopping cart.
  • Store purchases in the trunk of your car.
  • Consider adding signature confirmation for delivery packages.
  • Consider having packages delivered to your local mail facility for pick up.

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