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Kane County

• Someone threw a rock through the window at Foxview Grocery and Liquor, 6N559 Route 25 near St. Charles, at about 6:13 a.m. Monday and stole 10 to 15 cartons of mostly Marlboro cigarettes and 10 bottles of liquor, according to a sheriff's report.

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St. Charles

• Vincent T. Kasprzak Jr., 48, of the 2300 block of Elm Road in West Chicago, was charged with disorderly conduct Dec. 6 at the post office store at 615 E. Main St., according to a police report. A clerk told police he had loudly complained about how long he was waiting in line, shouted at her, and became upset when she told him he if he was unhappy he could take his business to FedEx. He was also upset when she asked him routine questions about what he was mailing. When she told him to leave the store, he initially refused, she said, and swore at her, using vulgar language about her sex and her ethnicity.

• Someone set a gas grill, an empty propane tank and a push lawn mower on fire in a rear storage area at Carroll Tower, 200 N. Second St., it was reported at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, police said.

• Someone stole a Salvation Army kettle, containing $300 to $400, in a bit of trickery pulled on a bell-ringer around 5 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Jewel-Osco store, 2073 Prairie St. A white man in his 40s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, told the bell-ringer that he was a there to switch out kettles, substituting an empty one for the filled one. The bell-ringer later became suspicious and called the Salvation Army Tri-City Corps office. Police suspect that a fired paid bell-ringer may have sent a friend to get an empty bucket at the office and then take the filled one. No charges have been filed.

• The attempted theft of $2,913 from a St. Charles woman was prevented Thursday by a store clerk who suspected the 82-year-old woman was being taken advantage of by a con artist. The woman told police she received a phone call saying her grandson had been arrested on drug charges and he needed her to wire $2,800 to a bail bondsman in Peru. The woman spoke on the phone to someone she thought was her grandson, then went to the Meijer store at 855 S. Randall Road to send the money. A service desk clerk tried to dissuade her, suspecting a scam, but the woman insisted. Later, after the woman became suspicious about the call and called police, police discovered that the clerk had delayed sending the money, suspecting fraud.

• Darrell M. Crooks Jr., 22, of the 1500 block of Light Road, Oswego, was charged with retail theft at 3:40 p.m. Thursday, according to a police report. He is accused of taking eight Blu-ray movie DVDs and a container of Gillette Fusion shaving cream from Meijer, 855 S. Randall Road.

• Gary A. Fecarotta Jr. of the 400 block of Pierce St., Elburn, was arrested at 12:26 a.m. Dec. 11 and charged with battery, according to a police report. He is accused of attacking a bartender at Alley 64, 212 W. Main St., grabbing the man by the neck, tearing his shirt. Fecarotta told police he didn't attack a bartender, but instead fought with a guy he thought was going to attack his brother.

• An I-PASS, three pairs of sunglasses and compact discs were stolen out of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of North Fifth Street between 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 11:50 a.m. Sunday, police said.

• Pamela A. Warrington, 49, of the 1900 block of Waverly Circle, was charged with violating an order of protection, at 110:53 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Keim Trail, according to a police report. She is accused of pounding on a glass door.

• An iPhone was stolen out of a book bag left on the floor in the girls' locker room floor while the owner attended physical education class at St. Charles East High School, 1020 Dunham Road, between 8:13 and 9:03 a.m. Dec. 5, police said.

• Carol Ann Stonecipher, 59, of the 1S0-100 block of Green Road in Elburn, was charged with retail theft at 12:35 p.m. Thursday at Meijer, 855 S. Randall Road. She is accused of stealing a bottle of Tim McGraw Southern Blend men's cologne, a bottle of Obsession Ladies cologne and a Bears Power decal.

• A Garmin Nuvi GPS device, a Cobra radar detector and a backpack were stolen out of a vehicle between 3 and 8 p.m. Thursday in a lot in the 500 block of Dunham Road.

Batavia

• Gregory G. Isbell, 43, of the 700 block of Franklin Street, was charged with violating an order of protection, at 1:52 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of North Harrison Street, according to a police report. The victim listed on the order told police she had invited Isbell over.

• Someone stole a standing air compressor, a Stihl 420 concrete cutoff saw and a Bosch hammer drill from Tabor Builders, 500 S. River St., it was reported Dec. 7, police said.

• Donna L. Smith, 43, of the 900 block of Manchester Court in South Elgin, was charged with retail theft Monday at Kohl's's, 251 N. Randall Road, according to a police report. She is accused of taking a Keurig coffee maker and Converse shoes off the shelves, then taking them to the customer service desk and falsely returning them for a credit to her account.

• A white mechanical deer Christmas decoration was stolen in the 600 block of Ekman Drive, it was reported at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, police said.

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