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Saturday, January 27, 2018
Bond Set for Two Men Charged in Elmhurst Burglaries
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael Ruth announced today that charges have been filed against two men suspected in a series of car burglaries and burglaries to unattached garages. Fernando Galvan, 20 (d.o.b.1/8/1998) of 5113 W 23rd Street, Cicero and Tyler Almaguer, 22 (d.o.b. 7/2/1995) of 2155 N. Melvina, Chicago, have each been charged with one count of Burglary and one count of Burglary to a Motor Vehicle, both a Felony charge. Galvan and Almaguer appeared in Bond Court this morning where Judge Alex McGimpsey set bond at $20,000 with 10% to apply for Galvan and $30,000 with 10% to apply for Almaguer. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
Today’s charges stem from allegations that on January 25, 2108, the two men traveled to Elmhurst to burglarize cars. It is alleged that once the pair arrived in Elmhurst they stole items from several unlocked cars. It is further alleged that the duo also entered several unattached garages and stole items from the garages including a smoker, ammunition and hunting gear. An investigation led by the Elmhurst Police Department led to Galvan and Almaguer who were taken into custody yesterday.
“We have seen a rash lately of individuals traveling into DuPage County to commit crimes,” Berlin said. “Make no mistake, the quick identification and apprehension of the defendants in this case sends the message to anyone even considering this type of behavior that if you do, you will be caught, you will be charged and you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The Elmhurst Police Department did an outstanding job on this case and for that I commend them. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorney Matthew Dambach for his work in preparing a strong case against these two defendants.”
The next court date for both men is scheduled for February 26, 2018, in front of Judge John Kinsella.
Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendants’ guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.