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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Friday, November 8, 2019

Bond Set at $100,000 for Chicagoan on Parole Charged with Multliple Elmhurst Residential Burglaries

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael Ruth announced today that bond has been set for a Chicago resident acused of burglarizing several Elmhurst residences. Deon Hampton, 28 (d.o.b. 2/16/1991) of 6749 S. Damen, appeared at a bond hearing this morning where Judge Jeffrey MacKay set bond at $100,000 with 10% to apply. Hampton is charged with Residential Burglary, a Class 1 Felony and is currently on parole for residential burglary out of Cook County. Because of his history however, Hampton is eligible for Class X sentencing which carriers a maximum penalty of up to thirty years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

            It is alleged that from November 5 through November 7, 2019, Hampton burglarized  multiple homes in Elmhurst. It is further alleged that on at least two occasions, Hampton stole items from the homes while the homeowners were either in the home or outside doing yard work. Through the course of their investigation, Elmhurst police officers identified Hampton as a suspect in the case. On November 7, officers located Hampton seated in a vehicle in Bensenville. Hampton was arrested at this time.  

            “The allegations that during a three-day span, Deon Hampton entered multiple residences, at least two of which were occupied at the time, and stole valuables, are unacceptable and will be met with the full force and effect of the law,” Berlin said. “In addition to allegedly stealing valuables from his victims, Deon Hampton’s actions also victimized the entire community, robbing residents of the feeling of safety and security that thier home provides. I would like to thank the Elmhurst Police Department for their outstanding work in quickly identifying and apprehending Deon Hampton as a suspect in theses burglaries. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Amanda Meindl and Alyssa Rabulinski for their  efforts as well.”

            “I would first and foremost like to thank the residents of Elmhurst for their assistance in this case, including providing to us private video surveillance,” Ruth said. “The apprehension of the suspect is a perfect example of the partnership that exists between the community and police working together to keep our neighborhoods safe. I would also like to thank the State’s Attorney’s Office for their legal guidance.”

            Hampton’s next court appearance is scheduled for November 25, 2019, for arraignment in front of Judge Mackay. An investigation into the matter continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Elmhurst Police Department at (630) 530-3050.

            Members of the public are reminded that these complaints contain only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.