Between Aug. 7 and Aug. 10, 2013, Kane County sheriff’s deputies responded to eight separate calls of vehicle burglaries in the area of Falcons Trail. The burglaries involved persons entering unlocked vehicles and stealing small electronic items, credit cards and other small items left inside the
passenger compartment of the vehicles, sheriff's officials said.
Sheriff’s detectives began to investigate these burglaries, and Aug. 13, detectives were notified by Streamwood police that they had arrested two people who had in their possession an iPad that was stolen in one of the vehicle burglaries. Sheriff’s detectives interviewed the two subjects and determined that they were the suspects in the vehicle burglaries.
Detectives also learned that some of the stolen credit cards were used to purchases items which were later pawned for cash. Both subjects were transported to the Kane County Adult Justice Center and
charged with the following offences:
Christopher Mentenick, 24, of Sycamore:
- One count of burglary a class 2 felony
- Three counts of unlawful possession of a credit card class 4 felonies
Rebecca Olson, 19, of Schaumburg:
- One count use of a forged credit card a class 3 felony
- Three counts of unlawful possession of a stolen credit card class 4 felonies
Sheriff Pat Perez reminds people to never leave valuables in their cars and to make sure you lock your car doors. It is also a good idea to not leave garage door openers in your cars when they are parked in your driveway.
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