MP man arrested in connection with Kaneville burglary

By on May 25, 2010

KANEVILLE—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 Sheriff’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:

• 3 counts of unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle a class 2 felony

• 3 counts of unlawful defacement of a vehicle ID number, a class 2 felony

• 4 counts of theft, a class 3 felony

• 3 counts of theft, a class A misdemeanor

• 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 Sheriff’s Department is continuing its investigation into the rash of burglaries in Kaneville. Sheriff’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 Sheriff’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 state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Kane County Sheriff’s Detectives along with Detectives from the DeKalb County Sheriff’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 Sheriff’s Detective Ken Johnson at (630) 208-2028.