OMG PD: Lovers' Quarrel, Exploding Porta-Potty and More
Here a roundup of this week's more interesting police blotter news.
Couple Has a Bit of a Tiff
Love and marriage may go together like a horse and carriage, except for one unmarried St. Charles couple. A man and a woman got into an argument about marriage and children. According to the St. Charles police report, the man said he told his girlfriend July 7 that he was tired of arguing about the subject and was going to bed. Moments later he was struck across the face by a blunt object, according to the report. Although the man said he did not wish to press charges, the woman was taken into custody on domestic battery charges and transported to Kane County Judicial Center for a bond call.
Son's Pot Smoking Sends Mom Screaming
A LaGrange woman ran inside and outside her East Avenue home screaming and yelling, she told police July 8, because she caught her son smoking marijuana. She told her son that the friends are no longer allowed in their home and told police she will handle the discipline of her son.
What a classy way to celebrate the 4th
Nothing says ”Let’s celebrate our country’s Independence Day” like using fireworks to blow up a porta-potty. Western Springs’ police say that an “illegal firework device” was used to “intentionally destroy” a portable bathroom at a residential construction site on the 4000 block of Lawn Avenue around 10:45 p.m. July 4. No one was hurt, nothing else was damaged and no one witnessed the explosion, according to police.
Woman Takes Construction Tractor for a Spin
Amanda Temen, 23, from Lowell, Indiana, was charged with one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass to a vehicle when a John Deere backhoe/loader was driven from a construction site at Downers Grove North High around 7:45 p.m. July 3. A witness saw a man and woman approach the fence, pull it away and move a barricade to gain entry to the lot. The male left in a car while the woman drove the backhoe eastbound on Ogden before being stopped by police near Westmont. Temen said she was hired to move the truck, but the truck's owners said it should not have been moved from the site.
Don't Ring That Bell, Quasimodo
If you're soliciting in Geneva, it's probably a good idea to follow the rules. A man from Tennessee found that out the hard way July 5 when he ringed the doorbell of a home with a "no solicitors" sign.
Chocolate is Supposed to Cure All Woes
Elmhurst police were called to Faith Christian Reformed Church, 1070 S. Prospect Ave., after church personnel discovered a burglary at 8:30 a.m. July 10. Police said a glass window was broken to gain entry, and several rooms had been disturbed. A chocolate cake had been removed from the refrigerator, and a bite was taken out of it. Also, the words "I'm depressed" and "Emo" were written on a white board. Police have no suspects.
Cabbie Tricks Passenger, Drives Off
Hey, wait a minute. Don’t drive off. But apparently that is what a cabbie did July 8 in Wheaton. A man reported a stolen cell phone and sunglasses after he told police a cab driver tricked him into going into a convenience store to ask directions around 7:30 a.m. According to the police report, the man hailed the cab in the 600 block of Roosevelt Road and gave the driver his phone to use as a navigator. The driver stopped in the store's parking lot and told the man to ask the clerk if they were in Wheaton. The man complied and when he returned, the cab driver was gone, police said. The phone is worth $500 and the sunglasses, $250.