Crime & Courts

Downers Grove resident awakened by sounds of attempted break-in


DOWNERS GROVE – A Downers Grove resident was awakened in the early morning hours April 7 when he heard someone trying to break into his home, according to a Downers Grove Police Department report.

The owner of the home told police her son awoke at about 1 a.m. to the sound of someone attempting to open the rear sliding glass door of the house in the 4800 block of Pershing Avenue, the report stated.

He looked out the window and saw a man dressed in black, wearing a hoodie and something covering his face, pulling on the door handle, according to the report. The family's dog was barking because of the sound.

The son then heard a car parked in front of the house repeatedly sound its horn and thought it was a warning signal, the report stated.

Shortly after the horn was sounded, the offender ran along the south side of the house and got into the car, which drove south on Pershing Avenue, according to the report. The car backfired as it drove away.

Police canvassed the house but found no fingerprints or foot impressions, the report stated.