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updated: 11/28/2012 3:48 PM

Northwest suburban police blotter

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By Freida Gad

• Charges are not evidence of guilt. Under law, individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


• Joseph G. Dunfey, 21, of the 0-100 block of Church, Lake Zurich, was arrested around 5:10 p.m. Nov. 23 at Walmart, 1555 N. Rand Road, after he reportedly stole DVDs valued at $80. He took them out of a boxed set and hid them in his pants pocket, reports said.

• Thieves cut the lock on two men's lockers at World Gym, 1546 E. Dundee Road, between 6:30 and 8:32 p.m. Nov. 23 and took a cellphone valued at $400, driver's license, credit card and $120 out of the first locker and $320 out of the second.

• Burglars stole a 50-inch TV in its box, valued at $700, and autographed baseballs in display cases out of a garage at a home on the 800 block of West Willow Street between 10:20 p.m. Nov. 23 and 8 a.m. Nov. 24. They may have entered a car in the driveway and used the garage remote to open the overhead door. Burglars also stole two pairs of sunglasses valued at $300 out of an unlocked 2012 Lexus SUV inside the garage.

• Burglars broke into a 2005 Mercedes sedan at a home on the 300 block of North Chalary Court and stole a black winter coat valued at $200, and stole a cellphone valued at $200 and credit cards out of a 1999 Jeep Cherokee on the 300 block of Westminster Drive, both between 2 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Nov. 24.


• Steven A. Daniels, 31, of the 5200 block of West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Patricia A. Davis, 57, of the 2200 block of West Monroe Street, Chicago, John R. Tyler, 49, of the 5400 block of West Cortland, Chicago, and Ricardo C. Bulliox, 50, of the 2000 block of 12th Avenue, Maywood, were arrested around 7:50 p.m. Nov. 11 at Walmart, 850 S. Barrington Road, and charged with felony retail theft. Davis also was charged with resisting/obstructing a police officer. According to reports, they loaded TVs, electronics, clothes, blankets, bathroom items, and kitchen appliances into shopping carts and walked out without paying. A security agent watching on a monitor notified officers while the offenders were still in the store. Officers covered the front and rear of the building and arrested them as they left. Davis struggled during the arrest, reports added. Value was estimated at $3,211. Daniels was also charged with retail theft for reportedly taking merchandise from the same store on Nov. 10.

• Joel Perez, 19, of the 800 block of Dorman Drive, Streamwood, was arrested around 11:50 a.m. Nov. 9 at his home and charged with felony possession of marijuana (42 grams) and manufacture/delivery of marijuana.

• Amanda Arnold, 22, of the 100 block of North Day, Rockford, was arrested around 4:20 p.m. Nov. 12 at Walmart, 850 S. Barrington Road, and charged with felony retail theft after she reportedly took merchandise valued at $464. Her court date is Dec. 6.

• James J. Kaczmarek, 21, of the 2100 block of Greenwood Court, Streamwood, was arrested around 10:20 p.m. Nov. 12 on the 3000 block of Club Tree Drive and charged with possession of marijuana. His court date is Dec. 4.

• Thieves stole a jade Buddha, laptop computer, and a cellphone out of a home on the 0-100 block of Cardinal Court around 10:45 p.m. Nov. 10 during a party.


• The Wheeling Police Department made eight DUI arrests and five other significant arrests during the recent Thanksgiving holiday enforcement campaign. In addition, 51 safety belt citations were written. The Wheeling Police Department joined forces with other state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners in the crackdown campaign, featuring high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities including a media campaign and additional enforcement activity. Extra emphasis was given to late-night hours, as statistics show the highest number of motorists drink and drive and the fewest motorists buckle up during this time of day. The crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety grants.

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