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Crime & Courts

Burglary suspect faces new charge

39 year old Aurora man who was arrested after he was observed throwing a large rock through the front window of the NAPA Auto Parts Store in St. Charles.  Mark E. Swienton, of 1331 Monomoy Street, Aurora, was taken into custody at the scene by police officers who were conducting surveillance.
39 year old Aurora man who was arrested after he was observed throwing a large rock through the front window of the NAPA Auto Parts Store in St. Charles.  Mark E. Swienton, of 1331 Monomoy Street, Aurora, was taken into custody at the scene by police officers who were conducting surveillance.

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, on March 22, the same night authorities took him into custody during a burglary at an auto parts store in St. Charles, 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.

Bond for Swienton was set at $130,000 on the first burglary charge, and bond for the additional charge was set at $30,000, bringing the total to $160,000, police said. Burglary is a Class 2 felony.

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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