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Crime & Courts

Homeless man charged in felony burglary to car

Douglas W. Komes
Douglas W. Komes

GENEVA – A homeless man with a long history of arrests for disorderly conduct, trespassing and other complaints was charged July 19 with felony burglary of a car, police records show.

Douglas W. Komes, 55, was charged by Geneva police after he was seen rummaging through a 2004 Ford Mustang while it was parked, unlocked, in the driveway. 

Komes was seen trying on a pair of shorts from the car and attempting to take an aluminum baseball bat that was on the passenger seat in the 1000 block of West State Street, according to police reports.

Komes also took a handful of change from the car when he left, according to reports.

Komes is being held on $50,000 bail in the Kane County Jail. He is to appear in court July 31. The felony charge carries a penalty of three to seven years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.

Komes has been arrested numerous times previously, including being charged with disorderly conduct on July 7, criminal trespass to property May 21, retail theft, criminal trespass and resisting arrest March 6, public intoxication Feb. 13 and Dec. 12, 2012, by St. Charles police.

Komes also was charged with criminal trespass to property May 20, retail theft May 31 and criminal trespass Jan. 7 by Geneva police.

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