OK, it's official. The first big Geneva "humbug" exclamation of the 2011 holiday season took place sometime between 9 a.m. Nov. 24 and noon Nov. 25.
That was when someone cut the electrical cord of a string of lights decorating the east-side front bushes of a home in the 1400 block of Fargo Boulevard, according to Geneva police reports.
But sadly, that was just the first "Scrooge" of the day.
The homeowner said he replaced the lights soon after he found the cut cord at around noon. At 5 p.m., he discovered that, for a second time, someone had cut the cord to a string of lights. This time, it was on the west-side bushes in front of the residence.
The cords were valued at $10.
If you have any information regarding this or other crimes in Geneva, please contact the Geneva Police Department at (630) 232-4736.