Wednesday, April 24th at 5:37 p.m.
University police responded to a report by a student who had personal property taken from the Rice Center locker room. BenU police coordinated with the cellphone that was stolen to track, since the phone had been left on. It was found located at Walgreens on Maple, where the credit card was also used to purchase gift cards. Images were captured of him and his vehicle, and it turned out to be the same individual responsible for numerous park district thefts, including North Central College, Lisle park district, and Downers Grove park district. Forensic software was used to enhance the surveillance camera to get the license plate number and the individual. The individual was led to have an extensive criminal history, and warrants are pending for his arrest.
Friday, April 26th at 10:35 p.m.
University police responded to a call at the sports complex for a possible sexual assault. There were three Wheaton female athletes that were at the north end of the field in the sports complex. Suddenly, out of the woods came an older male, who lunged toward the girls. The description was an older male, which was spotted running in the Neuzil parking lot running towards a car. One officer chased the man, while another followed in the police car. When the man reached the car and was approached by the officer, he began driving away. The police car forced the other car onto the grass, but the man fled down Maple, where he was later caught on Maple and 53rd. After an investigation, this turned out to be an exposure, rather than a sexual assault. Investigation also revealed the man had 12 prior sexual related charges in Cook, Kankakee, and Will counties. He is in the DuPage county jail with a $10,000 bond.