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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Bond Set at $250,000 for Waukegan Man Charged in Naperville Residential Burglary

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Naperville Chief of Police Robert Marshall announced today that bond has been set for a Waukegan man accused of breaking into a Naperville home and stealing multiple items including a wallet and more than $1,100 in cash. Julius Martin, 36 (d.o.b. 5/15/1983) of 420 Metropolitan Avenue, appeared at a Bond Hearing this morning where Judge Brian Telander set bond at $250,000 with 10% to apply.  Martin has been charged with one count of Residential Burglary, Class 1 Felony

On September 3, 2019, Naperville Police officers responded to a call of a residential burglary on Cortez Court. Through the course of their investigation into the burglary, authorities identified Martin as a suspect. It is alleged that at some point in time between 8:30 p.m. September 2 and 7 a.m. September 3, Martin entered his victim’s home and stole the items. Additionally, through the course of their investigation, authorities identified Martin as a possible suspect in several other burglaries in the Chicagoland area. 

“It is alleged Mr. Martin illegally entered a Naperville home and stole a large sum of money, a wallet and other items,” Berlin said. “This type of personal invasion will not be tolerated in DuPage County and will be met with the full force of the law. I would like to thank the Naperville Police Department for their outstanding work in identifying Mr. Martin as a suspect in this case as well as the other agencies that provided assistance through the course of the investigation. This was indeed a multi-jurisdictional effort that led to the charges against Mr. Martin. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Helen Kapas and Bethany Jackson for their efforts in preparing a strong case against this defendant.”

“The successful apprehension of the suspect in this case can be attributed to the cooperative efforts of the Naperville Police Department. The outstanding police work conducted by our evidence technicians and detectives played a crucial role in leading us to the identity of the offender,” Marshall said. “I commend all those involved in this case for their efforts in keeping our neighborhoods and our homes safe. I would also like to thank the State’s Attorney’s Office for their legal guidance.”

Martin’s next court appearance is scheduled for November 4, 2019, for arraignment in front of Judge Telander. 
Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.