Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays
'Cause no matter how far away you roam
If you want to be happy in a million ways
For the holidays you can't beat home, sweet home
Someone should have told Perry Como or The Carpenters that the song wasn't referring to theft or criminal damage to property. Here's a roundup of holiday-related crimes from the Geneva police blotter.
Theft Under $500—Someone took a steel decorative urn gate and 2-foot-tall copper lantern from 610 Home, 610 South First St., sometime between 7 p.m. Nov. 25 and 8 a.m. Nov. 26, Geneva police reports said. The items were located outside and displayed near the entrance to the store. The estimated value of the urn gate is $100, and the lantern is valued at $85.
Criminal Damage to Property Under $300—Someone smashed 21 plastic lighted candy cane lawn ornaments in front of a home in the 1200 block of Herrington Road sometime around 10 p.m. Nov. 26, police reports said. The resident told police she heard a loud noise that sounded like it came from outside her residence. The ornaments were valued at $63.
Criminal Damage to Property—Someone cut a string of Christmas lights strung on an evergreen tree on the southwest side of a residence in the 1200 block of Shoop Drive sometime between 11 p.m. Nov. 28 and 5 p.m. Nov. 29, reports said. The estimated value of the lights is $15.
If you have information about this or any other crime in Geneva, please contact the Geneva Police Department at 630-232-4736.
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