Golf Ball Invasion
A woman said she has found golf balls on her west-side property for the past several months. She told police at 5:36 p.m. Oct. 1 that she saw a neighbor hitting golf balls and found several balls blocking her gutter.
Robert Wilson, 53, apparently really wanted some size 13 wrestling shoes—because he ended up paying a pretty high price after he was caught by Geneva police.
Police arrested Wilson of Aurora on charges of retail theft and unlawful possession of a theft-detection device at 2:01 p.m. following a theft from the Sports Authority, 1777 S. Randall Road, reports said.
Geneva police responded to a report from Tri-Com dispatch that a witness was following a male offender leaving the scene in a maroon Chevrolet Caprice. TriCom advised that the subject, later identified as Wilson, had taken a pair of Nike gym shoes, concealed them under his leather jacket and exited the store without paying.
No Lock? No Problem for Burglars
- A purse containing an undisclosed amount of cash and credit cards was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway, police said. The theft took place between 1 and 6 p.m. Oct. 9 in the 100 block of Milton Avenue.
- A resident in the 400 block of Raintree Court reported an unlocked vehicle was burglarized between 6 p.m. Oct. 8 and 10:15 a.m. Oct. 9, police said. The resident reported a GPS and a backpack containing an iPad were stolen.
Speedy Bong Hit
Two people were caught smoking a bong on Oct. 14 after speeding up and down the street in the 1300 block of Ada Lane, police said.
Someone was found interchanging tags on wrenches and removing screws from boxes and placing the wrenches and screws in their pocket at Mendards, in the 700 block of Fort Hill Drive, police said. On Oct. 14 the person passed by the register without paying for the wrench. But when the person approached the entrance and saw security approaching, he or she immediately went back in to the store. The person wandered aimlessly for a considerable period before being stopped by security and finally left the store.
Dine and Dash
Someone walked out of a business on Oct. 14 without paying for a food bill along with taking the food in the 1800 block of South Washington Street, police said.
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