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Naperville Now 2-5-18

Several Forced Burglaries in Naperville

Naperville Police say they have responded to eight forced-entry burglaries in Naperville since the beginning of the year. Police say the burglars are typically taking jewelry or cash. The incidents have been scattered throughout town, and it is not currently known if the same person or group committed the crimes. Police are reminding residents to stay vigilant and keep doors and windows locked and keep homes well lit both inside and outside.

Arguments Conclude in Amor Trial

The retrial of the man accused of murdering his mother-in-law in 1995 concluded on Friday. William Amor was convicted of the murder and arson in 1997, but his conviction was vacated in April after 20 years, as advances in fire science indicated that the method of setting the fire he gave in his previous confession was impossible. During closing statements prosecutors argued that lying about how the fire was started does not invalidate Amor’s confessions, but defense attorneys say coercive police questioning led to a false confession. Judge Liam Brennan plans to give his ruling on the case February 21.

Corey’s Super Goal Party

More than 300 people came out to Corey’s Super Goal Party at Bobak’s Signature Events in Woodridge this weekend. The event was a kickoff party to raise money for the Corey’s Goal foundation. The foundation’s mission is to raise awareness of the constitutional rights of minors in school and was created by Corey Walgren’s parents after the Naperville North student lost his life by suicide in 2017.

High School Wrestling

It was a big weekend for the high school wrestling teams! Naperville Central hosted a regional on Saturday with North, Metea Valley, and Waubonsie Valley all in attendance. Kyle Guttosch for the host school came out big for the 113-weight class over Wheaton Warrenville South’s David Dorr. He would get the takedown and secure the winning pin in just one minute and thirty-five seconds. Metea Valley’s Mekhi White would face off against Jackson Punzel of Central for the 182-pound championship. After a tough few minutes, Punzel would take White down to the mat and get the pin securing his sectional seat over the Mustang.

And Neuqua Valley traveled to Joliet Central for their regional match. They would place second as a team thanks to two big contenders on the mats. Denis Murphy in the 126-pound championship would get aggressive and get the take down over his West opponent, Eric Davis-Smith and win his sectional placing. At 170 pounds, Wildcat Jacob Boumans would flip the script over his rival and get the take down, letting him walk away as champion as well. Sectionals will be next weekend at Hinsdale Central.

High School Swimming

The DuPage Valley Conference swim meet happened on Saturday, as well! Congratulations to Neuqua Valley as they secured the DVC plaque thanks in large part to their four by four team, who pulled out the victory by just a few seconds pushing them in to first place.



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