Saturday, January 5, 2013
Geneva police reports: Here's the latest batch of spray painting found in the blotter.
There seems to be a little more graffiti of late, including some gang insignia along with the usual array of defacement. Here's the latest from Geneva police reports: Criminal Damage to Property—Someone spray painted a stop sign on the southeast corner of McKinley Avenue sometime prior to 9:05 a.m. Jan. 1, reports said. The spray paint read “CCS.” The cost of repairing the damage is unknown. Criminal Defacement of Property—Someone painted red graffiti on the east side of the building at 321 Stevens St. sometime between midnight Dec. 13 and 9 a.m. Dec. 14, reports said. The owners of the building, Havlicek Properties, said they would remove the graffiti. Criminal Defacement of Property—Someone spray painted the plastic roof of a playhouse …
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. …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Geneva police reports: Criminal damage to property reports include a damaged urn, blown-up mailbox and an uncouth remark spray painted on a high school wall.
The criminal damage to property in this week's Geneva police blotter involves an urn, a mailbox and an exterior wall of Geneva High School. Here's the trifecta: Criminal Damage to Property Over $500—Someone spray painted an anti-Geneva epithet on the exterior wall of the gymnasium just north of the doors, Geneva police reports said. School District 304 staff told police the paint probably will not come off entirely but they should be able to wash enough off to make it illegible, the report said. The wall might need resurfacing or replacement, which is why the damage was categorized as "more than $500." Criminal Damage to Property Under $300—Someone damaged a mailbox of a home in the 800 block of Third Avenue sometime around 5:15 a.m. Sept…
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Geneva Police Reports: Summertime, and the vandalism is juvenile.
Summer is always a time of fun, vacations and free time. It's also a time when we see an uptick in juvenile pranks and vandalism. Someone painted a penis and the word “mofo” on the left side of the exterior wall of a home in the 500 block of Westfield Course sometime between noon June 14 and 1:30 p.m. June 16, Geneva police reports said. The offender used green spray paint on the aluminum siding of the home. There was no estimate to the cost of repairing the damage. On June 10, someone painted the word "penis" on the back window of a Chevroleet Tahoe parked in the driveway of a home in the 800 block of Howell Drive sometime between 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. June 10, Geneva police reports said. The word was written in what appeared to be a …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Here's a roundup of vandalism and burglaries, courtesy of Geneva police reports.
Some grease-pencil vandalism, two car burglaries and a garage entry are among the collection in Geneva's police reports. One report includes the kind return of a missing purse. Vandalism—Someone wrote the word “penis” on the back window of a Chevroleet Tahoe parked in the driveway of a home in the 800 block of Howell Drive sometime between 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. June 10, Geneva police reports said. The word was written in what appeared to be a grease pencil, and the writing was removed without damage to the vehicle. Burglary—Someone took an iPod Nano along with a black auxiliary cord from a Kia Sportage parked and unattended in the driveway of a home in the 900 block of Harbor Town Court sometime between 7:30 p.m June 13 and 5 a.m. June …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
A person or persons breaks the Plexiglass window of a playhouse at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, one of several incidents at the church playground.
Someone broke a Plexiglass window of a playhouse at the Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, 227 East Side Drive, sometime between 6 p.m. May 28 and 8 a.m. May 29, reports said. The playhouse is located at the far eastern edge of the church property, and whoever did it damaged the window by forcing in the Plexiglass, breaking the material and damaging the frame, reports said. The church representatives told police that there have been several other incidents at the playground, such as taking items and putting them in the retention area. An almost-identical report regarding Plexiglass window damage to the church playhouse was filed in October 2010. Playground equipment at Faith Christian School, 1745 Kaneville Road, was damaged in August 2011. …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Criminal Damage to Property—One car painting you never want and a literal fender-bender in this week's police blotter.
Honestly, beige? Just not appropriate for a Ford F250. And if you're going to have a fender-bender, it's usually due to a collision with another vehicle, not because someone actually bends the fender. Here are two semi-unusual criminal damage reports collected from Geneva Police Department reports: Criminal Damage to Property Under $300—Someone poured beige paint on the hood of a Ford F250 parked in the 1000 block of Britta Lane sometime between 10 p.m. April 5 and 9 a.m. April 6, reports said. The truck was parked in the street directly in front of the residence, reports said. The damage estimate was unknown at the time the report was filed, but the category of the report was criminal damage "under $300." Criminal Damage Under $300—…
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Police reports: A vandal or vandals write an obscene remark and phone number in black marker at two locations near the river.
Someone vandalized the bulletin board along the bike path on the east side of the Fox River west of the city’s sewage treatment plant, 602 Crissey Ave., sometime prior to Saturday, Feb. 18, Geneva police reports said. The vandal wrote a name and an obscene remark in black marker. The incident appears related to another vandalism report, in which similar writing and phone number were written on the west wall of the State Street bridge at 1 E. State St., reports said. If you have information about this or any other crime in Geneva, please contact the Geneva Police Department at 630-232-4736.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Criminal Damage to Property, Under $300—Someone shoots yellow paint balls at house, breaks window.
Someone shot paint balls through a front-porch window in the 200 block of South First Street sometime around 7:22 p.m. Feb. 19, reports said. The resident told police she was in her bedroom directly above the front porch when she heard “multiple unknown projectiles” hitting her front porch. When she entered the front porch, she discovered four windows stained with yellow paint shot from a paintball gun. A single glass pane to the north of the front entrance was broken from a paintball, reports said. No damage estimate was available at the time of the report, but the category was criminal damage to property, under $300.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Police reports: Whoever cut the holiday lights also might have sliced some Lexus tires.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Rick Nagel
Saturday, December 10, 2011
On the same night that the unofficial first Scrooge of the season sliced the cords of some holiday lights of a house on Fargo Boulevard, someone sliced some tires on a car parked a few blocks away. Geneva police report that someone punctured the rear-side tire of a Lexus 400 parked in a driveway of the 1700 block of Fargo Boulevard sometime between 8 p.m. Nov. 25 and noon Nov. 26, reports said. The owner discovered that the flat tire likely was an act of vandalizism after he took the tire to the shop, where an employee showed him that slits had been cut in the tire’s sidewalls. The police report noted that this was the second report of criminal damage on Fargo the same night—the other being the cut electrical cord for holiday lights at a …