Three Aurora patrol officers working with one detective have secured a residential burglary charge through the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office on a 28-year-old Aurora man.
According to a Wednesday (Feb. 14, 2018) APD Facebook post, the officers responded to an alarm at around 7 a.m. Feb. 7 at a home in the 400 block of South Ohio Street. Upon arrival, the first officer noticed prints in the snow that were made by a shoe that left a distinct impression. He followed the prints that led to a smashed sliding glass door at the back of the house.
When the other two officers arrived, the three entered the home searching for suspects but did not find any.
Upon arrival of two brothers who live in the house, it was discovered that an electronic game system and its components worth about $750, were missing. During their preliminary investigation, a suspect’s name arose who lived in the same general area.
When the two officers went to the suspect’s home, they noted the same shoe print impressions in the snow as those left at the crime scene. They found the suspect, Christopher B. Mosher of the 900 block of Walter Avenue, at home.
When they checked for any active arrest warrants against Mosher, they discovered one out of the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and arrested him.
One of the officers then noticed a gaming system in Mosher’s living room, and when he checked the serial number, found it to be the same one taken on South Ohio. The components of the system, however, could not be located.
When turned over to a detective to be interviewed, the investigator was able to gain enough evidence to tie Mosher to the Ohio Street burglary.
“Good job by all,” Aurora Police Department spokesperson Dan Ferrelli said in the Facebook post.
The charge against Mosher is not proof of guilt. He is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial where it is the burden of the state to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
SOURCE: APD Facebook page