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posted: 3/20/2010 12:01 AM

Fox Valley police blotter

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St. Charles

• Luis J. Alanis, 20, of the 2000 block of Oak Street was charged Sunday with retail theft, according to a police report. Police received a report of a man fleeing the Meijer store, 855 S. Randall Road, with concealed bottles of alcohol and a store security officer pursuing on foot. Police found Alanis hiding in bushes outside a nearby automotive repair shop. Alanis was in possession of two bottles of unopened vodka. Store security identified Alanis as the man who fled Meijer with alcohol he had not paid for.

• Galyna Yakubiv, 52, of the 100 block of Bar Harbour in Schaumburg, was charged March 8 with trespassing, according to a police report. Store security at Von Maur, 3810 E. Main St., observed Yakubiv enter the store after previously being advised she was banned from the store because of a previous report of retail theft.

• Meghan Taylor Reynolds, 18, of the 300 block of South Maple Street in Itasca, was charged Tuesday with retail theft, according to a police report. Store security at Von Maur, 3810 E. Main St., observed Reynolds enter a dressing room with various items then proceed to a checkout and pay for a black, hooded sweatshirt. Security inventoried the items remaining in the dressing room and found a pair of black "Sinful" sweatpants missing from the items Reynolds took into the dressing room with her. Security then stopped Reynolds and found the pants in her purse. The pants had a total value of $54.

• Scott Daniel Francis, 20, of the 1300 block of Hawkins Court, was charged Wednesday with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor, according to a police report. Police found Francis stumbling outside a tavern on the 200 block of East Main Street. Police advised Francis to take a cab and go home and then observed Francis get into a cab. However, while inside another tavern, police observed Francis stumbling once again. Police then stopped Francis and obtained an ID from him that indicated Francis would not be 21 until July 5. Francis then told police he had not been drinking. He was then placed under arrest. Francis admitted to police that he gained entry to local taverns by having a friend enter through the door. The friend would then meet Francis in back of the tavern and hand him his ID. Francis would then use the friend's ID to enter the bar. Francis then admitted to police that he'd consumed about six or seven beers.

Kane County

• A vehicle windshield valued at $500 was reported damaged Sunday by a portable basketball post that was knocked over on the 41W600 block of South Bowgren Circle in the unincorporated Elburn area, according to a police report.

• A 1997 Ford Expedition valued at $5,000 was reported stolen Wednesday from the 10N800 block Hawthorne Street in the unincorporated Elgin area, according to police reports.

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