Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com and all Shaw Media Illinois content from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
Premium

OREGON Chana man potentially facing multiple burglary charges

Franklin Houston
Franklin Houston

OREGON – A man arrested last week and charged with burglarizing a home in Chana could be facing similar charges for incidents in Oregon.

Franklin T. Houston Jr., 21, of Chana, arrested Wednesday by Ogle County Sheriff's detectives and charged with residential burglary, also is a suspect in several residential and car burglaries in Oregon, Police Chief Darin DeHaan said in a news release this afternoon.

Houston is in Ogle County Jail on $50,000 bond. His initial appearance is Aug. 18. Residential burglary is punishable by 4 to 15 years in prison.

Police began getting reports of burglaries to homes and vehicles in the 500 and 600 blocks of South Second and Third streets on Aug. 18. “The suspect was entering unlocked homes in the early morning hours and taking items,” the release said.

Ogle County Sheriff’s deputies responded to similar incidents in Chana on Sept. 3. “We provided them with information on our suspect as well as details of his method of operation,” DeHaan said in the release.

“Further information was developed to show probable cause that Houston was the offender in the Oregon residential burglaries.”

Houston lived in Oregon around the time those incidents occurred and moved to Chana a short time later, DeHaan said Monday.

Further charges are pending with the state's attorney.

Loading more