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Posted on: August 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Suspect Arrested for Attempted Criminal Trespass & Attempted Burglary

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At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Aug. 19, 2019, Wheaton Police Officers arrested Dillon Durrett after he allegedly attempted to forcibly enter a resident's home in the 2100 block of Fox Run. Durrett is alleged to have been attempting to enter the residence to commit a sexual assault. Durrett allegedly attempted to enter another resident's home in the 1500 block of Wiesbrook Road at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Aug. 18, 2019. 

He was charged with a count of attempted criminal trespass to residence for the incident on Aug. 18 and a count of attempted residential burglary for the incident occurring on Aug. 19. Durrett was transferred to the DuPage County Jail to await a bond hearing.  

DurrettDillon Durrett

19 years old

6’2,” 155 pounds

Black hair, Brown eyes

2161 W. Creekside Drive, Wheaton, IL 

"I would like to commend the officers and detectives that investigated these incidents," said Wheaton Chief of Police Bill Murphy. “They acted swiftly to ensure Mr. Durrett could not commit further crimes. We appreciate the assistance of DuPage County State's Attorney Bob Berlin's office in bringing the appropriate charges.”

“A person’s home is their sanctuary in which they have every right to feel safe and secure,” Berlin said. “It is alleged that under the cover of night, Mr. Durrett attempted to forcibly enter his victim’s home while she was sleeping. Thankfully, his alleged attempt was unsuccessful and he was taken into custody by the Wheaton Police Department a short time later. I would like to commend the Wheaton Police Department for their quick response and apprehension of the defendant in this case. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorney Sean Kinsella for his efforts on this case.” 

Durrett is currently being held at the DuPage County Jail on a $200,000 (10% to apply) bond. If Durrett posts bond, the judge has ordered home confinement with GPS monitoring and no contact with his alleged victims. Durrett will be allowed to travel to school, doctor's appointments, and court obligations. His next scheduled court date for arraignment is Sept. 9, 2019.

If anyone has any additional information regarding these incidents or other similar incidents, please contact Detective Lieutenant Bill Cooley at 630-260-2077.

Notice to Public: The public is reminded that a complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Constitutionally, 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.

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