Friday, January 4, 2013
Last of the ho-ho-holiday mischief? Here's what we hope is the final installment of the season's Christmastime crime.
Each year, while Santa's elves are making toys for good little girls and boys, elves of a different sort take time to make the season a little less bright. Here is what we hope is the last of the 2012 holiday season's Christmastime crime, from the files of the Geneva Police Department: Theft Under $300—Someone stole a 12-foot inflatable snowman as it sat in the front yard of a home in the 700 block of Meadow Lane sometime between 10 p.m. Dec. 20 and 6 a.m. Dec. 21, reports said. The decoration was valued at $200. Fresh footprints in the snow led up to and away from where the snowman sat, reports said. Click the "Keep Me Posted" button below this text.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Police Reports: It's not too bad so far this year, but retail thefts sometimes go along with the holidays.
You didn't think we'd get through the 2012 holiday season without at least one terrible overdone "'Tis the Season" headline, did you? Here's a roundup of of a couple recent retail thefts. Retail Theft—Someone took a Transparente brand, v-neck woman’s shirt from Sandra Webster, LTD, 209 W. State St., sometime between 3:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Geneva police reports said. According to reports, the proprietor noticed someone leave the store and walk west. When the proprietor went to the rack where the shopper had been, she noticed an empty hanger on the rack. The shirt was valued at $195. The offender is described as a white female, about 50 years old, 5-feet, 6-inches tall with an average build wearing a black sweater with a white shirt…
Friday, December 7, 2012
From broken urn gates to smashed candy cane decorations, for the holidays, you can't beat home sweet home.
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. …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Pumpkin remnants say goodbye to Thanksgiving, cut light cord says hello to Christmas crime.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Rick Nagel
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Pumpkin remnants of Thanksgiving crimes past and the first cut cord of the Christmas holiday season lit up the Geneva police blotter this week. Happy holidays! Criminal Damage to Property Under $300—Someone threw a pumpkin at a metal roadside mailbox sometime between 1:30 p.m. Nov. 20 ad 7 a.m. Nov. 21 in the 3200 block of Fieldstone Drive, denting the mailbox and almost knocking it off the post, Geneva police reports said. “It should be noted there were still pumpkin remnants on the street, along with the side of the mailbox,” reports said. The estimated value of the mailbox is $140. Criminal Damage to Property Under $300—Someone severed the electrical cord on a Christmas light display of a residence in the 1200 block of Lencioni Court …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Another cut cord on the Christmas lights.
We've had our share of holiday petty meanness this year. And here's hoping, as the new year approaches, that it's the last we find in Geneva police reports this season. In the latest Bad Santa event, someone cut a strand of white outdoor Christmas lights in the front yard of a residence in the 2600 block of Cedar Avenue sometime prior to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, reports said. The value of the lights was estimated at $8.99. Unless we missed one somewhere, this is the third cord-cutting reported to Geneva police this season. The first was sometime between Nov. 24 and 25, when someone cut the cords of holiday lights at a home in the 1400 block of Fargo Boulevard. Police later discovered that tires in the neighborhood had been slashed on the same …