At approximately 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020, the Wheaton Police Department responded to the 100 block of East Elm Street for an in-progress residential burglary. Upon their arrival on scene, officers took two subjects into custody.
Daniel J. Duchon, 58, of Lemont was later charged with residential burglary and criminal damage to property. Daniel P. Cape, 29, of Channahon was later charged with residential burglary. Bond was set at $20,000 for each subject, with 10% to apply for each.
“I am extremely proud of the men and women involved in this incident," said Wheaton Police Chief Bill Murphy. "From the immediate response of the patrol officers to apprehend these individuals to the investigative actions that occurred after custody, this is a great example of the commitment and dedication to keeping our residents safe.”
"I commend the Wheaton Police Department for their outstanding work on this case," said DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin. "The quick apprehension of these two defendants demonstrates the Department’s ongoing commitment to the safety of Wheaton residents."
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.