• Charges are not evidence of guilt. Under law, individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
• Vandals scratched the left side and rear storage compartment on a 2013 CanAm motorcycle around 10 a.m. May 23 in a bank lot at 43 W. Golf Road.
• Thieves stole an envelope containing $500-$600 around 9:30 a.m. May 21 from a counter at Lowe’s, 990 W. Algonquin Road.
• Thieves stole 150-200 plastic delivery tote bins between 6 p.m. May 21 and 8 a.m. May 22 out of a locked storage area near Walgreens, 3 E. Golf Road.
• Between May 9 and May 26, Bartlett police participated in the federally funded DUI and seat belt enforcement campaigns. Police conducted an additional 36.25 hours of specialized traffic enforcement to target intoxicated drivers, resulting in four DUI arrests, one DUI and driving while license suspended arrest, one arrest for no valid driver’s license, one for driving while license suspended and one for possession of cannabis. Police also issued 24 warning or traffic citations for speeding violations, four citations for insurance violations, and 11 warning or traffic citations for other moving or non-moving violations. Police also conducted an additional 20 hours targeting seat belt violations, arresting one motorist for no valid driver’s license, one motorist for driving while license suspended, and issuing 26 traffic citations for seat belt violations.
• A former employee for a business at 1300 Jefferson St. did not return her 2000 Dodge Durango when she was terminated on March 14, according to police reports. She has not responded to several attempts to get her to return the vehicle.
• Thieves dug up and stole six green shrubs between 8 p.m. May 16 and 6 a.m. May 17 from a parking lot island at 1290 E. Miner St. Value was estimated at $150.
• Thieves stole a white purse containing a cellphone, cash and cards around 9 a.m. May 18 after the owner left it under a counter in a church at 1800 S. Lee St. Value was estimated at $92.
• Thieves stole the spare tire between May 1 and 15 from a Ford in a driveway on the 2500 block of Iris Lane. Value was estimated at $400.
• Burglars stole a cellphone between 11 p.m. May 17 and 12:06 a.m. May 18 out of an unlocked vehicle in an apartment lot on the 100 block of West Dover Drive. Value was estimated at $300.
Elk Grove Village
• Between May 9 and May 26, Elk Grove Village police participated in a federally funded traffic enforcement campaign, with 166.5 hours dedicated to the effort. Police stopped 475 vehicles and issued 515 seat belt citations, three child restraint, 13 improper use of an electronic control device (cellphone use), 21 other moving violations, 40 equipment, registration or drivers license violations and three uninsured motor vehicle citations. Eight drug-related charges were filed for possession of cannabis or possession of drug paraphernalia.
• Thieves stole the catalytic converter between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. May 15 from a 2002 Buick Rendezvous at the golf course, 333 Plum Grove Road. Value was estimated at $500.
• Burglars stole several tools out of an unlocked 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup truck and a purse out of an unlocked 2011 Chrysler 200 between 11:30 p.m. May 16 and 7 a.m. May 17 in the same driveway on the 200 block of Fern Drive. Value was estimated at $865.
• Thieves removed a window from a Dodge Sprinter van and pulled the driver’s-side and passenger’s-side door locks on a Ford E350 van between 6 p.m. May 16 and 9:30 a.m. May 18 at One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, 945 Tonne Road. Nothing appeared to be missing. Damage was estimated at $450.
• Thieves cut off the side mirrors, cut the support bands holding the gas tank and took the stars to enter a 2005 Mack truck belonging to Midway Transport USA, 2200 Estes Ave. Loss was estimated at $410.
• Thieves stole a laptop computer around noon May 19 from Stange Industrial, 494 Bonne Lane. Value was estimated at $1,000.
• Thieves stole a garbage compactor between May 15 and 19 from the side of a building at 150 Gaylord St. Value was estimated at $5,000.
• Thieves stole money between May 14 and 20 out of a purse in a resident’s closet at Manor Care, 1920 Nerge Road. Value was estimated at $400.
• Kimberly N. Armstrong, 39, of the 5500 block of West Iowa, Chicago, was arrested May 6 at the police department and charged with continuing financial crimes enterprise and unlawful financial exploitation of the elderly. Police reports said she admitted stealing six blank checks from an 88-year-old man on the 0-100 block of South Owen while a caregiver with We Care Health Services, forging the man’s signature and cashing them in October and November in the amount of $1,424.
• Brendon P. Schmidt, 29, of the 100 block of Elm Street, Prospect Heights, was arrested around 11:27 a.m. May 7 and charged with criminal damage to property. According to police reports, witnesses said he punched or cut an inflatable rat being used by pickets in a labor dispute in a parking lot at 211 Rand Road. Damage was estimated at $500. His court date is June 5.
• A Mount Prospect couple in their 70s lost $2,550 May 12 after they received a phone call from a man claiming to be their grandson. He told them he had been arrested on charges of DUI and was in the Cook County Jail. He said he needed money for bail and that a public defender would call. A man instructed them to send $1,275 by Western Union to a person in the Dominican Republic. Then a woman called, saying she was the lawyer’s secretary. Their grandson, she said, had hit a woman six months pregnant. Another $1,275 would get reckless endangerment charges dropped. Again, they sent money. Later they phoned their grandson, who was at an U.S. Air Force base in Arizona.
• Thieves stole a boys’ brown and white bicycle between 1:30 and 6:25 p.m. May 10 out of an open garage on the 1800 block of North Aralia Drive. Value was estimated at $200.
• Thieves broke into a men’s locker room locker between 5 and 7:05 p.m. May 20 at LA Fitness in Mount Prospect Plaza, Rand and Central roads, and stole a cellphone, wallet, and jeans. Value was estimated at $1,243.
• Vandals drove a golf cart into a fence and left it submerged in a pond between 4:30 and 5 a.m. May 22 at the Old Orchard Golf Course, 700 W. Rand Road. Damage was estimated at $3,250.
• Thieves stole four flower baskets and a metal flower stand between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. May 22 out of a yard at a home on the 1700 block of Rusty. Value was estimated at $120.
• Between May 9 and May 26, Palatine police participated in a federally funded traffic enforcement campaign, resulting in 52 tickets for seat belt violations, 12 speeding tickets, two DUI arrests, four no insurance tickets, two open alcohol tickets, 42 use of a communication device tickets, and 16 other violation tickets.
• Burglars broke into a 1991 Honda between 10 p.m. May 14 and 6 a.m. May 15 on the 800 block of East Capri Drive and stole tools, toolbox and small vacuum.
• Thieves stole a baby stroller valued at $600 between 6 p.m. May 15 and 6 p.m. May 16 out of a foyer on the 2700 block of North Bayside Drive.
• Burglars stole a purse between 9 and 11 p.m. May 19 out of an unlocked 2011 Chevrolet Aveo in a restaurant lot, 698 N. Milwaukee Ave.
• Two women in Prospect Heights were scammed out of $400 May 16 when they sent money to a man selling two concert tickets for Spring Awakening in Chicago through Craigslist. They wanted to use PayPal to sent the money, but the seller refused. Instead, he told them to purchase Green Dot Money Packs, send him the account numbers on the cards, and he would send the tickets. They did as he requested, but they never received the tickets. A phone for the seller has been turned off.
• Thieves stole a package containing books valued at $45 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 1 after the package was delivered to the doorstep at a condominium on the 900 block of East Old Willow Road.
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