Two men face felony charges after officers caught them with electronics stolen from vehicles in west suburban Aurora early Sunday, police said.
Diego E. Jimenez, 19; and Javier Ucles Jr., 18, are charged with three counts each of motor vehicle burglary for the break-ins that happened about 2 a.m. near Florida and Hammond avenues, according to Aurora police.
Officers responding to a call of “suspicious activity” found Jimenez and Ucles with a car stereo, and a purse with cash and other items inside, police said.
The officers traced the items back to a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Florida, and then found other stolen items in a yard near Ucles’ home in the 500 block of Florida, police said.
Among the other items were a camera and photography equipment worth about $3,000, police said. The camera had photos of a young boy’s birthday party, and the officers were able to track the owner by looking at other saved photos, police said.
Ucles was ordered held on a $21,000 bond at a Monday hearing, according to the Kane County sheriff’s office. Bond information was not immediately available for Jimenez, who lives in the 300 block of Michigan Avenue in Aurora, police said.