Teen Nabbed in St. Charles, Geneva Retail Thefts

The following information was supplied by the Geneva Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Geneva police arrest an 18-year-old on Friday, Sept. 14, on charges of retail theft from Ace Hardware Store. Later that day, he's arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. And a week later, he's arrested in St. Charles for retail theft again.

Here are the blotter items:

Geneva police arrested Zachery Duncan, 18, of Hickory Hills on charges of retail theft after an incident at around 2:12 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Geneva Ace Hardware, 617 W. State St., Geneva. According to the complaint in the 16th Judicial Court, Duncan took a Resolve 12-piece outdoor multi-tool from the store. The multi-tool had a total value of less than $300, reports said.  

Then, around  3:39 p.m. Sept. 14, Geneva police arrested Duncan on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia in the 500 block of Edison Street, reports said. According to the complaint in the 16th Judicial Court, Duncan possessed three metal and ceramic smoking pipes. 

For those two charges, Duncan has a court date of Oct. 2 at the Kane County Branch Court, 530 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.

Meanwhile, St. Charles police reports this week say Duncan, 18, of the 9400 block of Commons Drive, Hickory Hills, was charged with retail theft at 5:18 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Meijer, 855 S. Randall Road. According to the report, Duncan took a Daisy Air Pellet Rifle and pellets, a bottle of Louisiana Hot Sauce, two cans of Hormel chili, an energy drink and a package of Funyons, with a combined value of $61.84. He was transported to the Kane County Jail to await a court appearance.


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