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Blotter: Man Armed with Knife Arrested Near Mall

The following arrest information was supplied by the St. Charles Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Theft of electronics

Shayne Richard Carroll, 27, of 106 S. Blackhawk St., Shabbona, was arrested on Aug. 27 for retail theft, according to a report. Carroll was reportedly identified by a witness as someone involved in an alleged theft of electronics from Meijer, 855 S. Randall Rd. Carroll was arrested and later charged with one count of felony retail theft.

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False emergency

Rodney Lee Abraham, 53, of 610 State St. was arrested on Aug. 26 for disorderly conduct for allegedly calling 911 to report that his “drugs” were stolen, according to a police report. Emergency personnel from the were called to the 300 block of West Main Street on the report that someone had been robbed and needed medical help. An officer who came with them spoke with Abraham, who reportedly said that his neighbor had taken his drugs for the third time. A short time later, Abraham was arrested and cited for making a false request for an ambulance.

Armed violence

Joseph Anthony Sobota, 34, of 1617 Highland Ave., Lombard, was arrested on Aug. 2 for armed violence and retail theft, according to police reports. Police were called to Charlestowne Mall for a report of a man with a knife. When police arrived, an employee of one store told them that he had managed to get a knife away from the suspect, later identified as Sobota. The employee also told police that Sobota was suspected of stealing several shirts. An officer allegedly found a second, concealed knife when he searched Sobota, who was then arrested and charged with two felonies—armed violence and retail theft—and one count of misdemeanor retail theft.

Patch reports on law enforcement activity in our town, using information provided by official agencies. Persons charged with a crime, or issued a citation for violation of a local ordinance, are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you or a family member is charged with a crime or cited for a violation, and the charge or citation are subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify Nick Swedberg at St. Charles Patch and we will do follow-up reporting on the case. For questions, email nicks@patch.com.

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