DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Wheaton Chief of Police William Murphy announced today that a man was charged with burglarizing a residence and business, as well as damaging a resident’s vehicle. Dequan S. Jones, 24 years old, of Chicago, appeared at a bond hearing on April 25, where bond was set in the amount of $30,000 with 10% to apply.
It is alleged that at approximately 4:00 p.m. on April 24, 2020, the Wheaton Police Department responded to the 200 block of N. President for a report of criminal damage to property. At approximately 6:00 p.m., officers responded to the area of the 700 block of Michigan for a residential burglary. While checking the area, a Wheaton Police Officer observed a possible in-progress burglary at a business within the College Avenue Train Depot, located at 303 N. President. An individual, identified as Dequan S. Jones, was arrested in connection to the burglary without incident.
The associated investigations into the three alleged crimes resulted in Dequan S. Jones being charged with the residential burglary of a home in the 700 block of Michigan; burglary, criminal damage to government-supported property at 303 N. President; and criminal damage to property in the 200 block of N. President. His next court date is scheduled for May 18, 2020.
Dequan S. Jones
24 years old
“I am extremely proud of the actions of our officers and detectives,” said Police Chief Murphy. “On a daily basis, our officers demonstrate the highest professional standards and are committed to keeping the residents of Wheaton safe.”
“I would like to commend the Wheaton Police Department for their work not only in this case, but for their ongoing efforts in protecting their residents,” Berlin said. “Considering the trying times in which we all find ourselves, the quick apprehension of a suspect in these alleged crimes highlights their commitment to public safety.”
Note: Members of the public are reminded that this press release contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.