Someone Breaks Into Stanton Building Offices, Takes $2 in Change

Police reports: Three suites on the second floor of 514 W. State St. are broken into, but the only thing that appears taken is about $2 in change.

reported a burglary to three suites at 514 West State Street sometime between 3 p.m. June 15 and 8 a.m. June 18, Geneva police reports said.

According to reports, an employee told police she discovered that windows were broken in three suites on the second floor, and the building appeared to have been burglarized. There were no signs of forced entry to any of the building’s exterior doors, but the front door of the building entrance was unlocked when police arrived at 8:09 a.m. June 18, reports said.

In the first suite, the window of the hallway door was shattered, but a laptop on a desk was undisturbed. Inside the suite, a hole had been punctured in the glass of a door to an inner office, but nothing appeared disturbed in the office, reports said.

In the second suite, at the southwest corner of the building, the door’s window was broken.

A door window also was broken on the third suite, on the northeast corner of the second floor,  which is shared by three tenants, each with an office. All three of those offices had papers strewn on the floor, and numerous credit cards were “scattered about the floor” of one office, reports said.

The tenants advised that the only items that appeared to be missing were about $2 in loose change left in desk drawers. A metal bookend was missing from a common area, and police found a piece of the bookend "across from the suite," reports said. The estimate to repair the damage and cleanup was $2,300.

Evidence technicians were called to process the scene, reports said.

The burglary happened prior to Swedish Days in a building that has had some notoriety of late, due to a by its owner, Joe Stanton. According to the proposal, the former Pure Oil gas station building, presently the home of the Pure Gardener, would be renovated into a bank drive-through, and the 514 W. State building would become the future home of St. Charles Bank & Trust. 


If you have information about this or any other crime in Geneva, please contact the Geneva Police Department at 630-232-4736.

stix slavinski June 28, 2012 at 03:29 AM
hmmmmmm, is there possibly more here than meets the eye?
Gil Dizon July 09, 2012 at 05:40 PM
As an affected tenant in the building, it is my opinion that this was a random case of vandalism. The person or persons responsible for this crime were not professionals and were merely looking for cash. However, I beg to differ as to the description in the article that "nothing appeared disturbed in the office." Files and private items were scattered throughout the office.


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