Resident scares off intruder in St. Charles Township

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A St. Charles Township resident apparently scared off a burglar last week as he made his way through her house, according to a Kane County Sheriff’s Office report.

The woman, who lives in the 7N000 block of Hickory Lane, told police that, between 30-second pauses, someone rang her doorbell about eight times just before 10 a.m. Dec. 15.

Because she wasn’t expecting visitors, the resident stayed upstairs and ignored the bell, police said.

Moments later, she reportedly heard noises downstairs.

She looked out her window and saw a white car parked, running, in front of her house with a man in the driver’s seat, police said.

She then heard someone come up the stairs, but the person stopped, retreated and left the house after she called out, “Who’s there?” police reported.

The woman reportedly saw the intruder get in the car, which left toward Route 25.

She described the intruder as very slender with facial hair, though not yet a full beard. He wore a dark knit hat, dark waist-length jacket and blue skinny jeans.

The car was described as white with thin, light blue pin stripes on the hood. It had two doors and had damage on the front left corner and headlamp assembly area.

About $30 was reported stolen. It appeared a patio door was pried open by a tool, such as a screwdriver, police reported.