Saturday, May 18, 2013
Here's a round-up of recent, bizarre police report items from the area.
NAPERVILLE A woman who moved out of an apartment in the 200 block of East Bailey Road two months ago returned to the apartment May 15 and asked the property manager if she could get her belongings. She was told by the property manager that the apartment was cleaned out and she was not allowed to enter, police said. A resident then saw the woman scale the balconies to get to her old apartment on the third floor, but she was not able to gain entry, police said. CLARENDON HILLS An apartment tenant on the 200 block of North Richmond Avenue wrote in magic marker on his door that "any trespassers will be shot," according to a police report. The person reporting said neighbors are scared about this. An officer at 4:33 p.m. May 7 spoke with the …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
A Batavia resident tells police he sold a $14,000 wedding ring set over the Internet, and never received the payment.
Batavia police are investigating a case in which $14,000 in wedding rings were sold over the Internet and payment was never made. Police reports said a resident of the 500 block of South Harrison Street was fleeced out of a payment when the purchaser used a fraudulent PayPal account. Batavia Detective Sgt. Shawn Mazza said the case is still under investigation, but the victim apparently posted an Internet ad to sell a wedding-ring set. An unknown respondent agreed to pay the $14,000 "The rings were sent to the offender, and the offender never paid for the rings," Mazza said. He said Batavia police officers are working with PayPal to try to discover the identity and whereabouts of the offender. PayPal says, if you think you have experienced…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Geneva Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Geneva police arrested two adults on charges of burglary and theft after an usual incident at Tilly's in the Geneva Commons. Michelle Grocesley, 21, of Aurora and David McCrary, 19, of Aurora each were arrested on charges of burglary and theft under $500 after an incident at around 2 p.m. Jan. 25 at the "surf, skate, motocross and lifestyle clothing, shoes and accessories" store at 514 Commons Drive. According to the Police Department synopsis sheet, a group of five people entered Tilly’s at around 1:50 p.m. One of the group, Grocesley, asked an employee if she could use the restroom but was told the restrooms were not available for public use. Other members of the group caused a distraction, and Grocesley entered a back room. The store …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
St. Charles police reports include vehicle burglary and theft charges that involve Geneva residents or may be of interest because of the proximity to Geneva.
Here is a roundup of recent St. Charles thefts and burglaries that may be of interest to Geneva residents. FRIDAY, JAN. 18, 2013 Gregory P. Meehan, 25, of the 300 block of Colonial Circle, Geneva, was charged at 10:21 p.m. Jan. 18 at Meijer, 855 S. Randall Road, with retail theft. According to police, Meehan attempted to leave Meijer with 40 miscellaneous grocery items valued at $223.31. Initially, he complied with a loss-prevention officer at the store, but then left. He was running east in the parking lot east of Randall Road when police located and arrested him. He was released on his own recognizance pending a Feb. 21, 2013, court appearance. THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2013 Lucas Anthony McCoy, 24, of the 100 block of North 15th Street, was …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Here's a roundup of Geneva cimes and misdemeanors.
Some klept classical compact discs, a lifted Lexus license plate and a missing mailbox are among the alliterations found in this week's Geneva police blotter. Vehicle Burglary—Someone took five classical music compact discs from the garage of a residence in the 500 block of South Street sometime between midnight and 8 a.m. Dec. 22, reports said. The CDs were valued at $50. According to reports, someone entered the detached garage through the unlocked side entrance door and took the discs from an unlocked vehicle. Vehicle Burglary—Someone took five compact discs, a pair of sunglasses and about $10 in change from a second vehicle, this one in the driveway of the same home in the 500 block of South Street between the same time period on Dec…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Two unusual thefts are reported in December's blotter from the Geneva Police Department.
Theft reports in Geneva can range from the serious to the bizarre and often include a little of both. Such is the case with this recent collection from the Geneva Police Department. Theft Under $500—Someone stole a parking sign from the parking lot spot reserved for the All Chocolate Kitchen in parking lot located in the 200 block of James Street sometime between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 12 The reserved parking stalls are on the southwest corner of the parking lot. One sign was removed from a metal post, which read “Chef Roby Parking Only.” Theft Over $300—Someone took two “Gailbreath” PM6FS 400-volt air compressors from the Geneva Commons management office, 602 Commons Drive, sometime between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Dec. 10, reports said. …
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. …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Police reports: Roundup includes car burglaries, a garage burglary and firewood from Good Templar Park.
The "someone took" police reports for the first half of the month of October include golf clubs taken from a garage, firewood from a campground and a wallet and GPS from various vehicles in Geneva. Want to keep up on crime and public safety? Sign up to Geneva Patch breaking news alerts and "Like" the Geneva Patch Facebook page. Here's the roundup: Burglary—Someone took two sets of golf clubs and golf bags from a residence in the 2000 block of Eldorado Drive sometime between 11 p.m. Oct. 15 and 5 a.m. Oct. 16, reports said. The equipment and bags had an estimated value of $1,200, reports said. Theft—Someone took a face cord of firewood from a campground at Good Templar Park sometime between Sept. 30 and Oct. 17, reports said. The firewood…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Geneva police reports: Someone steals inventory equipment from a locked trunk. There are no signs of break-in and the interior-cab latch does not work.
On such premises novels are sometimes built. This one is the curious case of the inventory equipment stolen from inside a locked trunk, combining the mystery of how the break-in occurred as well as the challenge of unraveling the motive for stealing inventory-specific electronics. Here are the facts, taken from the Geneva Police Department blotter. Theft from Locked Trunk—An employee of RGIS Inventory Specialists told police that someone took several electronic inventorying tools from the locked trunk of her Chrysler convertible sometime between 1:15 a.m. and 5:25 p.m. Sept. 20, Geneva police reports said. The victim said she loaded the items—a wireless transmitter, battery charging station, batteries, printer, four RM machines and three …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Geneva police blotter: Shattered car windows and Mickey and Minnie stolen. What's this world coming to?
- POLICE & FIRE
- Rick Nagel
Monday, September 24, 2012
It's chaos, really, when people go around taking Disney-themed lawn ornaments and shattering car windows. Here are three reports from the Geneva Police Department files. Theft Under $500—Someone took a bronze Mickey and Minnie Mouse lawn ornament from a home in the 2100 block of Fargo Boulevard sometime between 2 p.m. Sept. 8 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Geneva police reports said. The lawn ornaments were about 1-foot tall, with an estimated value of $100. Criminal Damage to Property Over $300—Someone broke the rear window of a Chevrolet Trail Blazer parked in the driveway of a home in the 3200 block of Larrabee Drive sometime between 10 p.m. Sept. 11 and 5:15 a.m. Sept. 12, Geneva police reports said. The complainant told police that he and …