• An Elgin woman's poodle was killed by her neighbor's dogs at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Liberty Street, according to police reports. The woman let her dog out and later received the poodle, dead, from her neighbor, who said he heard his dogs barking and looked outside to see the poodle already dead, reports said. The poodle probably entered the neighbor's yard through a small hole in the fence; the neighbor owns five boxers and one Pomeranian, reports said.
• A Transformers backpack and a Mac laptop were stolen sometime between 8 and 9 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Symphony Way, according to police reports. The owner of the laptop suspects a man he was working with, reports said.
• An Elgin man reported theft and forgery after an Elgin liquor store owner tried to cash one of his checks for $787 Oct. 24 that he never filled out, according to police reports. The check was denied because of insufficient funds, reports said. The man told police his car was broken into previously but he didn't believe anything was stolen until this came up.
• Copper pipes were stolen from the basement of a vacant home sometime between Oct. 3 and Tuesday in the 1000 block of Meyer Street, according to police reports. The basement window was broken to gain entry, reports said.
• The two driver's side tires of a Honda Civic were cut sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday while it was parked in a lot in the 300 block of Waverly Drive, according to police reports.
• A spark from a cutting torch ignited a tank fire Monday afternoon in the 300 block of Industrial Drive, setting a 10,000-gallon empty tank that previously contained linseed oil, ablaze, authorities said. Although several tanks stood nearby, including one that contained propane, the fire was contained to the original tank and firefighters extinguished it in 20 minutes. Nobody was injured. Fire crews from Burlington, Pingree Grove, Huntley, Genoa and Marengo responded.
• An antique Marlin Firearms single shot .22 LR Ballard Model with a blue finish was stolen sometime between July 30 and Oct. 25 from Gat Guns, 14N915 Route 25, near West Dundee, according to sheriff reports.