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Residential Burglary Update

Friday, December 12, 2014 Downers Grove Police Chief Robert A. Porter announced today that Kelcie M. Mortell, 20 (dob 02/22/94) of 2835 Gabriella Street, Downers Grove, IL, has been arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct; Filing a False Police Report.

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at approximately 2:38 p.m., Downers Grove Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress at 2835 Gabriella Street. Ms. Mortell said she heard a man trying to pry open her front door. Ms. Mortell locked herself in a bathroom and called the police. She told police the man was in her apartment. Downers Grove Police arrived and established a perimeter around the building. The FIAT Swat team responded to conduct a thorough search of the apartment building, but the man was not located. During a follow up interview on December 11, 2014, it was discovered by police that Ms. Mortell had fabricated the story.

The DuPage County States Attorney approved one count of Disorderly Conduct; Filing a False Police Report. Bail was set at $2,000 (10% applies), and Ms. Mortell was able to post the required bond. A court date was set for December 22, 2014.

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.