Saturday, December 1, 2012
A round-up of recent and bizarre police report items from the area.
You know those monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people from rock on the Chilean Polynesian island of Easter Island between the years 1250 and 1500? Yeah, those things. Well, a 4-foot-tall version of one was taken from the front of a Geneva home recently. We are not making this up. Someone stole the “Easter Island Head” sculpture from the front yard of a residence in the 2200 block of Pepper Valley Drive between 6 p.m. Nov. 16 and 7 a.m. Nov. 17, Geneva police reports state. The 4-foot cement statue had an estimated value of $100. Someone threw several eggs at a vehicle while it was parked unattended in the roadway in front of a residence in the 1100 block of Cheever Avenue about 9:55 p.m. Nov. 20, reports state. A witness …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
St. Charles police reports from Wednesday, Aug. 29, through Thursday, Aug. 30.
THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012 Cheryl Anne Vertheen, 48, of the 200 block of Illinois Street., was charged at 8:22 p.m. in the 2000 block of Prairie Street with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol content greater than .08, an improper lane use. Police said her blood-alcohol content registered .221 on a breath test. She posted $300 bond and was released pending a Sept. 20 court appearance. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012 Maricela Blancas Robles, 53, of the 100 block of Meadow Drive, Cortland, was charged at 3:22 p.m. with retail theft at Kohl’s, 3840 E. Main St. According to police reports, Robles took a pair of Sketchers Go Walk shoes valued at $54.99. She posted $150 bond and was released pending a Sept. 20 appearance in …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
St. Charles police reports, Aug. 21-26
SUNDAY, AUG. 26 The Hotel Baker, 100 W. Main St., reported a fight in progress that had moved outside at 12:15 a.m. According to the hotel staff, the fight began in the bar area. Some tables and chairs were knocked over but were not damaged. However, some glasses shattered on the floor when two individuals attacked a third person. Police could not locate a victim or the assailants. A 39-year-old resident of the 1600 block of south Tyler Road, reported at 12:49 a.m. that someone had burglarized his home. Three lockbox keys and $500 cash were reported missing, and damage to a computer was reported. A 40-year-old taxi driver from Batavia reported at 6:11 a.m. that a fare was unable to pay the $119 owed. According to police, the fare claimed …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
St. Charles police reports, Tuesday, Aug. 21
TUESDAY, AUG. 21, 2012 Alejandro Ruiz, 32, of the 100 block of North 15th Street, was charged at 3:23 p.m. at South 13th and Walnut streets with no valid driver’s license, operating an uninsured vehicle and obstructing identification. He also was arrested on an unspecified Kane County warrant. He was transported to the Kane County Jail to await prosecution. Kellie Ruth Shaw, 31, of the 700 block of Crossing Way, was arrested at 5:28 a.m. at 510 Dunham Road on a Sangamon County warrant for failure to appear in court, retail theft. She posted $425 bond and was released pending a Sept. 20 appearance in court. Police Blotter information is provided by the St. Charles Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies. Charges are not …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
St. Charles police reports Aug. 15-20
MONDAY, AUG. 20 A 24-year-old Plainfield resident reported at 2:23 p.m. the theft of his bicycle from a bike rack at 1 Illinois St. The red and black custom-painted Schwinn had been parked in the rack since July 30. SUNDAY, AUG. 19 SATURDAY, AUG. 18 Shane R. Nichols, 26, of the 100800 block of West Howard, Beach Park, was arrested at 5:37 a.m. at 525 S. Randall Rd. on a LaSalle County warrant for failure to appear on a driving while license suspended charged, and on a Lake County warrant for attempting to resist. He was unable to post bond and was transported to the Kane County Jail. A 29-year-old resident of the 1200 block of Wing Avenue reported at 10:43 a.m. the theft of $219.85 via two electronic withdrawals from her savings account in…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
St. Charles police reports, Aug. 8-15
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15 Timothy Levi Schnetzler, 31, of Salisbury, Mo., was charged at 1:14 a.m. with criminal damage to a television, two lamps, a wall picture and a phone in a room at Fairfield Inn, 2096 Bricher Rd. Damage was estimated in excess of $720. Schnetzler was transported to Kane County Jail to await a court hearing. TUESDAY, AUG. 14 A 49-year-old Winfield woman reported at 8:40 p.m. that her Ford Escape was burglarized while it was parked at 1050 Dunham Rd. A purse containing a Chase Visa card was reported missing. Jonathan Paul Nickles, 26, of the 500 block of south 16th Street, was charged with driving with license suspended at 3:35 p.m. at 100 S. 7th St. He posted bond and was issued a court date and released. NPL, 382 W. …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
St. Charles police reports from Monday, Aug. 6, through Thursday, Aug. 9.
THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2012 Lindsay Erin Welch, 35, of Wayne, was charged with DUI, DUI with a blood-alcohol content greater than .08 and improper lane use at 1:52 a.m. at 99 S. 5th Ave. According to police, her blood-alcohol content was .23, early three times the legal limit. She was released with an unspecified court date after posting her driver’s license and $100 bond. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2012 Police in Wall Township, N.J., contacted St. Charles police to report one of their residents, Caroline A. Weinerman, 24, was the victim of identity theft after she received a call from a St. Charles physician’s office to confirm an appointment she had not made for Aug. 8. St. Charles police investigated and found there had been a mixup when an …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Police said St. Charles man told them the Lord told him to blow up the businesses.
Police in Athens, Tenn., have arrested a St. Charles man after fireworks exploded in a doughnut shop and a grocery store there, the Chicago Tribune reported. William Busche, 30, of St. Charles, was arrested by police after they saw him set off more fireworks outside a convenience store. Police said Busche told him the Lord told him to blow up the businesses. For more details, go to the Chicago Tribune.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
St. Charles police reports from Monday, Aug. 6, through Tuesday, Aug. 7.
TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2012 Quentin L. Smith, 22, of 36W268 McKay Drive, was charged at 1:39 a.m. at 400 W. Main St., with driving under the influence, DUI with a blood-alcohol content greater than .08, illegal transportation of alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia and improper lane use. He was released after posting $100 bond and his driver’s license. Chelsey B. Vandeveer, 25, of the 100 block of Walnut Drive, was arrested at 9:38 a.m. at South Randall and Bricher roads on a DuPage County warrant for failure to appear in court. She was transported to the Police Department where she was transferred to the custody of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office. A 76-year-old Joan Court resident reported at 11:43 a.m. that someone scratched the …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
St. Charles police reports, July 31-Aug. 5
SUNDAY, AUG. 5 An Ohio man reported at 6:34 a.m. that someone had damaged the rear window and the driver-side rear window of his vehicle while was it was parked overnight on the 100 block of south 3rd Street. A resident of the 3800 block of King James Court reported at 9:27 a.m. her unlocked vehicle had been burglarized while it was parked in the driveway of her home. The contents were rifled but no items were reported missing. Gilbert Rangel, 40, of the 100 block of north 3rd Street, Geneva, was charged at 12:40 p.m. at State and north Second streets with driving on a suspended/revoked license and expired vehicle registration. He posted $200 and was released with an order to appear in court Sept. 13. Christopher W. Corby, 45, of the 400 …