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Crime & Courts

Burglary suspect faces new charge in St. Charles

Mark E. Swienton
Mark E. Swienton

ST. CHARLES – The 49-year-old Aurora resident accused of breaking into businesses throughout the Fox Valley has been charged with another count of burglary in St. Charles, the St. Charles Police Department said Thursday.

Mark E. Swienton is accused of breaking into Valley Springs Auto, 3255 W. Main St., St. Charles, before authorities took him into custody during a burglary at NAPA Auto Parts on March 22, police said.

A cash drawer and money were reported stolen from Valley Springs Auto.

Swienton was being held Thursday at the Kane County Correctional Center.

Bail for Swienton was set at $130,000 on the first burglary charge, and bail for the additional charge was set at $30,000, bringing the total to $160,000, police said.

Police said Swienton is on parole for burglary through the Illinois Department of Corrections, which has a parole hold on him.

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