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updated: 11/5/2012 5:31 PM

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• Casimer P. Ratay, 56, of Campton Hills, was charged with retail theft at 5:04 p.m. Saturday at Menards, 300 N. Randall Road, according to a police report. Police say he is accused of stealing a 9-volt battery, a USB memory stick, a Black and Decker five-piece screw extractor and a tire-pressure gauge.

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• An employee at a golf course near Sugar Grove reported that $1,727 in unauthorized credit card charges were made on a company credit card between Oct. 25 and Thursday, according to a sheriff's report. The victim believes the credit card number was copied after a purchase in West Chicago.

• Timothy A. Stark, 26, of the 200 block of Harrison Street, Geneva, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia at 3:07 a.m. Saturday in the 9N900 block of Tributary Lane near Elgin after authorities were called for a truck parked for 20 minutes with its lights pointing into a home, according to a sheriff's report. Stark told a deputy he smoked marijuana earlier that day and pulled over to sleep because he was tired.

• The Mill Creek subdivision sign at Fabyan Parkway and Mill Creek Drive near Geneva was vandalized between noon Friday and 3:15 p.m. Saturday by using spray paint, according to a sheriff's report.

• A red Manko GoKart, valued at $600, was stolen from a trailer in the 35W900 block of South Street near Elgin between 7 p.m. Saturday and 1:57 p.m. Sunday, according to a sheriff's report.

• An estimated $1,000 in damage was done to the second green at the Royal Hawk Golf Club, 5N748 Burr Road near St. Charles, after someone drove a vehicle on the course between 3 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday, according to a sheriff's report.

• Matthew Cluchey, 26, of the 2200 block of Aurora Drive, Pingree Grove, was charged with felony aggravated battery and reckless driving after an incident at 1:35 p.m. Thursday on McDonald Road, west of Dittman Road, near St. Charles, according to a sheriff's report. Cluchey is accused of running over the left foot of a Campton Township Highway Department flagger and then driving off. The worker was not seriously injured.

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