St. Charles Police Blotter: Suspicious Incident, Retail Thefts

St. Charles police reports from Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.

MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2013

Suspicious Incident

A 38-year-old Geneva woman told St. Charles police she saw an eastbound van pull up to the curb on the northbound side of Indiana Avenue near South 7th Street, and two males jump out of the passenger side of the van. The woman told police she thought this was suspicious, and fearing that perhaps the two males intended to grab someone, turned around and went back to the intersection. She had seen a group of juveniles walking south, past that intersection. Police checked the area but could find no indications of a problem.

2 Charged in St. Charles, Elgin Liquor Thefts

Laurence Cordova Pena, 42, and Jennifer Ann McKiness, 33, both of the 200 block of North 15th Street, were arrested in the 500 block of Randall Road by St. Charles and Elgin police in connection with a series of thefts of liquor over the past two weeks in both cities, police said. They were charged by both St. Charles and Elgin police. In St. Charles, each was charged with one count of felony retail theft. They both were transported to the DuPage County Jail, where they were held pending a court appearance.

Battery: Insulting/Provoking Contact

Heather Lee Zeitler, 40, of the 900 block of Ash Street, was arrested at 3:26 p.m. at the , where she turned herself in on a warrant for battery. The warrant relates to an incident at 11:25 p.m. on Jan. 2 in which Zeitler is accused of throwing a drink into the face of a 50-year-old woman at the Wild Monk Bar, 51 S. 1st St. After her arrest, Zeitler posted $250 cash bond and was released pending a Feb. 28, 2013, court appearance.

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