For Immediate Release – Burglary to Motor Vehicle Arrest
March 1, 2017
Authority: Chief Michael Ruth
Elmhurst Police report the arrest of the offender in a case of Burglary to Motor Vehicle that occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 28, 2017. At 1:49 a.m. Elmhurst Police responded to a 911 call from a resident who observed a suspicious male subject pulling on car door handles in the vicinity of Berkley and Elm Park Avenues. Upon arrival, an officer located a vehicle on the 100 block of S. Berkley that appeared to have been entered and its contents disturbed. Upon speaking to the owner of the vehicle, it was verified a burglary to the vehicle had occurred.
Elmhurst patrol officers conducted a search of the area with the assistance of a police canine unit. During the search the offender was spotted and fled from officers on foot. After approximately an hour the offender was located walking along the Canadian National Railroad tracks near West Avenue and taken into custody.
Elmhurst detectives have recovered several items of burglary and theft proceeds that have not yet been associated with any reported vehicle burglaries. Residents are encouraged to contact the Elmhurst Police Department to document any burglaries or thefts which may have been previously unreported. As always, residents are strongly encouraged to remove valuables from their parked cars and keep their unattended vehicles locked to prevent theft.
The offender in this incident has been identified as Demetrius C. Orr, age 18, of the 100 block of N. Cornell Avenue, Villa Park, IL. Orr was charged with Burglary to Motor Vehicle and transported to the DuPage County Jail for a bond hearing.