CAMPTON HILLS – An Elgin man accused of breaking into a Campton Hills home to steal a woman's underpants has been charged with burglary, court records show.
Nestor A. Navarrete, 27, of the 300 block of Elm Street, Elgin, was being held Thursday in the Kane County jail on $10,000 bond. He would need to post $1,000 bail to be released; his next court date is scheduled for Oct. 5, records show. If convicted of burglary, Navarrete could face three to seven years in prison.
Campton Hills police said a 55-year-old woman was asleep in her house in the 6N300 block of Palomino Drive when she awoke at 3:46 a.m. to find a strange man in her bedroom. Apparently, the man entered the home through an unlocked side door, police said.
Family members chased the intruder out of the house and got the license number from his white Toyota Corolla, police said.
Elgin police aided Campton Hills officers by going to the man’s house, where officers found several pairs of the woman’s underpants on the ground outside Navarrete's car, police said.
Navarrete apparently knew the house from working with one of the residents at a retail store and had been in the home some years ago, police said.
Navarrete told police he went to the home intending to steal underpants from a clothes hamper, police said.