BLACKBERRY TOWNSHIP – A resident near the Mill Creek Golf Club returned home last week to find her home had been burglarized, according to a Kane County Sheriff’s Office report.
The resident of the 39W300 block of East Curtis Square in Blackberry Township reportedly told police she returned home about 5 p.m. July 25 to find hallway and closet lights on and furniture drawers and bedroom doors open.
There also was evidence of forced entry to a patio door, police said.
Three rings and five watches were reported missing.
A K-9 unit picked up a scent off the back patio and tracked it east of the home, along the bush line behind a neighboring house and along the golf path and through the golf course of the nearby Mill Creek Golf Club, police said. The scent was reportedly lost around Bartelt and Keslinger roads.
During the search, a deputy saw where someone had lain in weeds and brush, police said.
A witness told police she saw two subjects near a house between 12:30 and 2 p.m. but thought they were golfers, so she didn’t pay much attention to them. She only remembered them because of their proximity to the residence, police said.