Geneva Police Arrest St. Charles Man for Scrap Metal Theft
The following information was supplied by the Geneva Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Geneva and Batavia police reports this week included one arrest for scrap-metal theft and one report of theft.
Scrap-metal thefts in general have been on the rise nationwide, in part because of a down economy and the relatively healthy prices for scrap. Thieves have become more daring, as well. In recent weeks, the area has seen reports of1,100 Pounds of Metal Product From Miner Enterprises, Catalytic Converters Stolen at 2 St. Charles Businesses and a well-known 9-foot horse-and-knight sculpture stolen from Randall Road.
ARREST for Attempted Theft Under $500—Geneva police arrested BenitezGiovanni, 33, of St. Charles on a charge of theft under $500 for attempting to attempted to take scrap metal March 9 from Preventive Maintenance, 2525Kaneville Court, Geneva, reports said. According to a complaint in the 16thJudicial Court, Benitez attempted to place scrap metal into the rear of his vehicle. Benitez was arrested around 11:41 a.m. March 9 and his 1990 F150 was towed to Duke and Lee’s Auto Service. He has a court date of April 23 at the Kane County Branch Court, 530 S. Randall Road.
Theft Over $500—Someone took homemade steel flatbed trailer ramps, blue in color, valued at $800 from drilling unlimited, 534 S. River St., sometime within two weeks of March 14, Batavia police reports said.
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- More Draining Grates Taken From the Rear of Randall Road Stores
- $2,000 Cost to Replace Copper Piping Taken From Batavia Enterprises
- $15K in Cooling Units, Agitator Taken From Silvestri Sweets
- Catalytic Converters Stolen at 2 St. Charles Businesses
- Possible Counterfeit $100 Bill Passed at Pizza Place
- Real Steel: Thieves Lift 1,100 Pounds of Metal Product From Miner Enterprises
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