By Dee Longfellow

For The Elmhurst Independent

The City of Elmhurst released a statement provided by Elmhurst Police Chief Michael K. Ruth that police have been investigating several residential burglaries, which reportedly occurred in north Elmhurst on Wednesday, Jan. 3, between the hours of 7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

According to Chief Ruth on Wednesday evening, police responded to a residential burglar alarm in the 200 block of E. Elmhurst Ave. Officers at the scene reported there were pry marks on the door as well as fresh footprints in the snow. Further investigation revealed that two other homes in the area had been burglarized — one on the 200 block of N. Larch, another on the 200 block of N. Michigan – in the same time period.

Chief Ruth and the Elmhurst Police Department reminds residents to lock their doors at night, activate burglar alarms and use motion detector lighting, if possible. Anyone with any information about these incidents, or with a surveillance video of the areas mentioned above, is asked to call 630-530-3050 or send an email to:



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