KANEVILLEâ€”A Maple Park man was arrested after police found him in possession of a vehicle stolen in a burglary, one of 13 burglaries that took place April 30 in Kaneville.
Kane County Sheriffâ€™s detectives executed a search warrant on May 7 at 49W972 Peterson Road, Maple Park, where Dennis P. Walsh resided. They arrested Walsh on May 21 at his home, and he was charged with the following offenses:
â€¢ 3 counts of unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle a class 2 felony
â€¢ 3 counts of unlawful defacement of a vehicle ID number, a class 2 felony
â€¢ 4 counts of theft, a class 3 felony
â€¢ 3 counts of theft, a class A misdemeanor
â€¢ 1 count of criminal damage to property, a class A misdemeanor
Walsh is being held at the Kane County Adult Justice Center with a $75,000 bond.
The Sheriffâ€™s Department is continuing its investigation into the rash of burglaries in Kaneville. Sheriffâ€™s detectives have been assisted in the investigation by all areas of the agency including patrol, special operation unit, community policing, school resource officers and a county crime analyst. Members of the Sheriffâ€™s Citizens police academy also assisted with providing information in this case.
The charges against Walsh are not a proof of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the stateâ€™s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Kane County Sheriffâ€™s Detectives along with Detectives from the DeKalb County Sheriffâ€™s Office and members of the Kane County Auto Theft Task Force are continuing the investigation. Anyone with information relating to this incident is encouraged to call Kane County Sheriffâ€™s Detective Ken Johnson at (630) 208-2028.