Juvenile Awaiting Charges Escapes By Crawling Out Window, Then Caught Again
A 17-year-old who had been awaiting vehicle-burglary charges escaped by crawling out a window in late December, but was quickly recaptured and now faces multiple felony charges.
According to an Elburn Police Department news release and media reports, police discovered during an interview on Dec. 20 that the 17-year-old was in possession of stolen credit cards.
Police said the juvenile was being held in non-secure custody while officers worked with the Kane County States Attorney’s Office to get felony charges approved.
The juvenile escaped from the Elburn Police Department around 6 p.m. Dec. 22, according to the release and a Kane County Chonicle report, by crawling out of a window while the officer was out of the room.
The juvenile was located and taken back into custody around 11 p.m. that same day.
The subject was later transferred to the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center on three felony charges: Burglary to Motor Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, and Escape.
The charges are not proof of guilt. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial at which it is the burden of the state to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
The circumstances leading up to the escape are the subject of an internal review and investigation, police said.
SOURCE: Elburn Police Department news release