OK, a guy goes to work at the factory night shift — and maybe he wears earrings, a lot of guys do these days, and there's nothing wrong with that. Or maybe he's bought diamond earrings that he's planning to give them to his wife or significant other later that morning—a romantic notion for this scenario.
Anyway, he puts the diamond earrings in his pants pocket, puts the pants inside his locker. Maybe he forgets to lock the locker, maybe he's not in the habit of locking it at all, because after all, who would go into it and go through his pockets and take his diamond earrings?
That's one of three theft-under-$500, police-blotter mysteries reported to the Geneva Police Department in recent days. Here are the blotter items, accessorized with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle subheads.
The Case of the Missing Earrings
Someone took two diamond earrings front a man’s pants pocket inside an unsecured locker at On Cor Foods, 2088 Geneva Drive sometime between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Geneva police reports said. The earrings had a value of $400.
The Case of the Missing Recycling Bin
Someone took an Allied Waste recycling bin from the front of a residence in the 0-100 block of School Street sometime between 6 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., reports said. The 96-gallon container had an estimated value of $95.
The Case of the Meat Market Cargo Mat
Someone took a black Duraliner rubber cargo mat that had been hanging on a cement pole outside the back door of Josef’s Meats & Deli, 716 W. State St., sometime between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., reports said. The value of the mat was estimated at $100.
If you have information about this or any other crime in Geneva, please contact the Geneva Police Department at 630-232-4736.