Man breaks into home, sexually assaults homeowner in Oswego, police release footage of suspect

ByMaher Kawash and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, March 21, 2024
Man breaks into home, assaults homeowner in Oswego
Oswego police said a man broke into a home on South Adams Street on Saturday night, and sexually assaulted the woman who lives there.

OSWEGO, Ill. (WLS) -- Suburban police released photos of a man wanted for breaking into a home invasion sexually assaulting a woman.

The crime happened on Saturday at about 10:16 p.m. near the 300 block of South Adams Street in Oswego, police said.

A woman reported an unknown man broke into her home and sexually assaulted her.

By the time police got to the house, the suspect had already left.

Oswego police released photos from surveillance video that captured the offender inside of the house.

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The suspect is described to have a medium build, dark hair with a full beard, and was wearing long shorts, a jacket, and a baseball cap.

Police also released new video of a red-colored sedan that the suspect may have been driving.

Oswego police have released a new video of the suspect's vehicle, wanted for a home invasion and sexual assault.

There was a lot of concern Wednesday from people who live on the block near downtown Oswego where the crimes occurred.

"What was so shocking about it was it's at random... unknown," neighbor Joyce Peltz said. "Often times there's some kind of relationship. and not that any crime ever gives you comfort. but this is just a stranger coming into our community."

Homeowners say it makes them uncomfortable knowing this suspect still has not been arrested.

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"Very scary.. just because living right next to the situation... I have a four year old," neighbor Tamara Smith said. "Just making sure my house is always secure... never second guessing anything."

Oswego police said detectives are still processing evidence and following leads as they warn residents to make sure all their doors are locked while staying aware of surroundings.

Safety is a concern for Roland Saka, who said he's lived in Oswego for 15 years without any issues, and he is now raising a daughter there. He said he's often felt safe enough to not even lock his doors, but now that won't be the case.

"I don't lock my house," Saka said. "I never locked my house at night, because I always believe in God... that God will protect us and watch over us. We do have a lot of cameras here. I'm gonna lock my door... I'm gonna lock my door and maybe even look for a dog."

Anyone with information is to contact Detective Burgwald at 630-330-3435 or

To leave an anonymous tip call Kendall County Crime Stoppers at 630-553-5999.