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Posted on: May 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Arrest for Attempted Residential Burglary

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At approximately 3:30 a.m. on May 9, 2020, Wheaton Police Officers responded to the area of the 100 block of Christina Circle for an individual allegedly attempting to burglarize a residence.

When officers arrived, it is alleged the individual fled from police officers. After a chase on foot, officers apprehended the individual. Jermaine Keith Devon Echoles, 33, of 1676 Valley Forge Court #E, Wheaton, was subsequently arrested and charged with attempted residential burglary (a Class 2 Felony), possession of burglary tools (a Class 4 Felony), and obstructing a peace officer (a Class A Misdemeanor). 

EcholesJermaine Keith Devon Echoles
33 years old
1676 Valley Forge Court #E

"Our patrol officers did an outstanding job apprehending Mr. Echoles," Wheaton Deputy Police Chief P.J. Youker said. "Wheaton’s residents should feel safe in their homes, and the Wheaton Police Department works around the clock to ensure this occurs." 

Echoles was transported to the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Jail, where he was held on a $35,000 bond, 10% to apply. On May 10, 2020, Echoles posted the requisite bail, and his next court date is June 8, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. in courtroom 4012.

"Even under these very trying circumstances under which we all find ourselves, law enforcement in DuPage County remains committed to their mission of public safety," DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said. "I commend the Wheaton Police Department for their quick response and apprehension of the defendant in this case."

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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