OMG PD: Free Ride to Jail, The Ol' Vomit Excuse
Here's a round-up of recent and bizarre police report items from the area.
Marc T. Okerblad, 21, of the 500 block of Harrison Street, Batavia, was charged at 2:20 a.m. Dec. 30 at 301 W. Main St., with disorderly conduct/public drunkenness, resisting a peace officer and violation of bail bond. Police who were downtown for bar closing said Okerblad approached an officer and demanded a ride home, and the officers informed him he should call a cab. He continued to press the issue in what police called a confrontational manner and would not back down after being told repeatedly to call a cab or someone for a ride home.
Police cited Okerblad with disorderly conduct/public drunkenness and said he initially refused to cooperate when asked for his identification, then refused to take the ticket and his identification once the citation was written. When officers handcuffed him, police said he resisted getting into a squad car. He was transported to the Kane County Jail on a charge of violating his bail bond related to a Dec. 7 incident in which he was charged with public intoxication and resisting a peace officer. He was being held pending a court appearance.
A man acted like he was going to throw up to get out of paying a $39 cab fare when the driver dropped him off at the Wheaton Center Apartments around 1 a.m. Dec. 15. The driver told police he picked the man up in Elmhurst and when they got to Wheaton, the passenger acted like he was going to vomit. The driver told him to do it outside and when the passenger left the car he ran into the parking garage without paying.
An unlocked vehicle was entered and burglarized while parked in a lot in the 500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, police said. A cell phone charger, sunglasses and about 50 cents were reportedly stolen sometime between 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Dec. 28.
Police said that an unknown person or persons ordered dinner at Lu’s Sushi and Chinese, 579 Roosevelt Road, and left without paying. The incident was reported at 7 p.m. Dec. 24.
Someone took a motorcycle from the parking lot at the rear of 304 W. State St. sometime between 10 p.m. Dec. 26 and 3 p.m. Dec. 27, Geneva police reports said.
According to reports, the owner said he got off work around 10 p.m. Dec. 26 and tried to start his motorcycle. It wouldn’t start, so he locked up the motorcycle and got a ride home from a friend. When he returned at 3 p.m. the next day, the motorcycle was missing.
He told police the motorcycle is titled in his name only, there is no outstanding debt and he is in possession of the only known set of keys.
The value of the motorcycle is estimated at $5,000.
- Geneva police arrested Aaron Feltgen, 31, of Geneva on charges of retail theft after an incident at about 9:45 p.m. Dec. 22 at Game Stop, 1492-N South Randall Road, reports said. According to the complaint in the 16th Circuit Court, Feltgen took a Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) with a value of more than $300. Feltgen has a court date of Jan. 8 at the Kane County Branch Court, 530 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.
- Someone took 11 pairs of footwear from DSW, 702 Commons Drive, sometime between 6:04 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Dec. 19, reports said. The items included several pairs of shoes and boots and had a retail value of $654.45.
Someone stole a 12-foot inflatable snowman as it sat in the front yard of a home in the 700 block of Meadow Lane sometime between 10 p.m. Dec. 20 and 6 a.m. Dec. 21, reports said. The decoration was valued at $200. Fresh footprints in the snow led up to and away from where the snowman sat, reports said.
Two mailboxes were damaged, a flag was stolen and a vehicle was damaged, all on the 400 block of Pickerel Court sometime overnight on Dec. 31, the Naperville Police Department said.
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