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Local man sentenced for Aurora thefts

Published: Saturday, June 1, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – A DeKalb County man was sentenced to six years in prison Friday for burglarizing vehicles at a business on the north side of Aurora, according to a Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release. 

Jeoffrey A. Walter, 49, of the 0-99 block of North Harve Street, Plano, and 200 block of Ann Street, Somonauk, was found by Aurora police breaking into a locked truck with co-defendant Kevin Kosatka, 49, of West Chicago on July 27, 2010.

On April 23, Walter was convicted by a Kane County jury of burglary, a Class 2 felony punishable by 3 to 7 years in prison, and theft, a Class 3 felony that carries a sentence of 2 to 5 years in prison.

Kosatka pleaded guilty to attempted burglary in February 2011 and was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. 

Walter was eligible for extended-term sentencing because of his criminal history, which included two convictions in the 1980s, according to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Walter was given credit for serving 42 days in the Kane County Jail. 

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