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Posted on: October 29, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Riverside Police Make Second Arrest in String of July Burglaries

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Organizer behind multiple state burglary crime pattern arrested by Riverside Police.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018, Riverside detectives traveled to Winnebago County, Illinois, just outside Rockford, to interview the main suspect in a string of burglaries in Riverside. Darvis R. Dennis, 30, of the 1000 block of W. 14th Street in Chicago spoke to detectives and made some incriminating statements to put him in the area during the time of a burglary.

On Friday, October 26, 2018 Riverside Police arrested and charged Darvis R. Dennis, 30, of Chicago with burglary, felony theft and possession of stolen motor vehicle. Mr. Dennis still remains in custody in Winnebago County on unrelated burglary to motor vehicle charges that occurred in Machesney Park. Mr. Dennis was indicted for his crimes in Cook County at the Cook County Grand Jury.

In August Riverside Police arrested the counterpart in this burglary string, Izalis Morales, 19 of Chicago, she is currently being held in custody. Ms. Morals was charged with burglary and possession of stolen motor vehicle.

Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel stated, "Mr. Dennis was a clever; he recruited the female to assist in burglary by storing the property at a facility she rented under her name in Chicago. He would then have her sell most of the property directly from the storage unit or on the app Letgo. Riverside Police and South Barrington Police recovered over 250 pieces of stolen property from multiple suburban municipalities."

Mr. Dennis is responsible for burglaries in multiple suburban communities in Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties. He also committed burglaries in Wisconsin and Indiana. Riverside Police were able to recover stolen property from the Wisconsin and Indiana burglaries in storage when they executed the search warrant earlier this month.

Riverside Police have recovered stolen property from the following communities, South Barrington, Hinsdale, Joliet, Highland Park, New Lenox, Unincorporated Will County, Unincorporated Palos Park, Hammond, Indiana and Silver Lake, Wisconsin.

The public is reminded that a signed complaint is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants

in a criminal case are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law

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