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By Freida Gad
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Des Plaines

• Amy S. Oppasser, 20, of the 200 block of Batavia Lane, Hoffman Estates, was arrested around 11:40 p.m. Dec. 29 on the 1900 block of Mannheim Road and charged with traffic violations and consumption of alcohol by a minor. Her court date is Jan. 23. The charges against Oppasser were later dropped.

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• Federico E. Sanchez, 22, of the 9200 block of Senate Drive, Des Plaines, was arrested around 3 p.m. Dec. 29 on the 1700 block of Ballard Road and charged with local ordinance possession of marijuana and traffic violations. His court date is Jan. 28.

• Vandals smashed a driver's-side window on a Honda Pilot on the 1700 block of Van Buren Avenue around 3:55 p.m. Dec. 29, smashed the rear window on a 1998 Plymouth Voyager on the 1600 block of South White Street between 6 p.m. Dec. 29 and 7:40 a.m. Dec. 30, and smashed the front driver's-side window on a 2005 Honda Civic on the 800 block of South Webster Lane between 5 and 11 p.m. Dec. 30. Damage was estimated at $1,000.

• Burglars broke into a 2001 Ford Econoline van in a driveway on the 900 block of South Second Avenue between 4 p.m. Dec. 27 and noon Dec. 28 and stole a circular saw and metal toolbox with plumbing tools. Value was estimated at $400.

• Thieves stole four tires and wheels from a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier in a lot on the 700 block of West Algonquin Road between 5 p.m. Dec. 29 and 10 a.m. Dec. 30. Value was estimated at $1,000.

• Burglars stole a portable generator valued at $1,200 out of an open garage on the 500 block of Courtesy Lane between 1 and 7 a.m. Dec. 28.

• Two female shoplifters apparently stole over-the-counter cold medications, whitening strips and razors from Dominick's, 1555 S. Lee St., between 6 and 6:06 p.m. Dec. 29. Value was estimated at $1,797.

• Vandals smashed the rear window and sunroof and scratched the body of a 1999 BMW 540 at a home on the 2100 block of South Douglas Avenue between 4 p.m. Dec. 31 and 1 p.m. Jan. 1. Damage was estimated at $5,000.

• Vandals shot BB-gun pellets that shattered six windows at Chippewa School, 123 N. Eighth Ave., between Dec. 31 and Jan. 2. Damage was estimated at $1,800.

• Several vehicles were damaged overnight Dec. 31-Jan. 1: BB-gun pellets shattered a window on a 1996 Oldsmobile and on a 1993 Ford pickup truck at two homes on the 1600 block of Stockton Avenue; BB-gun pellets shattered a window on a home on the 1900 block of South Birch Street, shattered a window on a 2001 Chrysler minivan at another home on the 1900 block of South Birch Street; shattered a window on a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck on the 1700 block of East Lincoln Avenue; window on a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier and 2001 Dodge Caravan, both on the 1600 block of Locust Street. Damage was estimated at $1,700.

• Vandals wrote gang graffiti on two office buildings at 1792 and 1784 E. Oakton St. and on an apartment building on the 1700 block of East Oakton Street overnight Dec. 30-31. Damage was estimated at $500.

• Vandals wrote gang graffiti on six mobile homes on the 800 block of East Oakton Street overnight Dec. 30-Jan. 1.

• Thieves stole a white 1997 GMC Safari van out of an apartment lot on the 2000 block of Pine Street between 7 p.m. Jan. 1 and 1:45 a.m. Jan. 2.

• Burglars stole a radar detector valued at $200 out of an unlocked 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer in a driveway on the 0-100 block of West Walnut Avenue between 3 p.m. Dec. 29 and 5 p.m. Dec. 30.

• Vandals shattered one window at AT&T Communications, 767 S. Pearson St., Dec. 29 and two 10-foot by 5-foot tinted windows between 5:55 and 6:05 p.m. Dec. 31. Damage was estimated at $3,000.

• Burglars broke into a 2012 Ford Escape in a lot at 648 Metropolitan Way between 3:30 p.m. Dec. 30 and 8 a.m. Dec. 31 and stole a GPS unit. Loss was estimated at $350.

• Burglars stole two digital cameras out of a 2008 Acura SUV and 2003 Cadillac Escalade SUV in a driveway on the 0-100 block of North Warrington Road between 8 p.m. Jan. 1 and 8 a.m. Jan. 2. Value was estimated at $180.

• Burglars stole a snowblower valued at $670 out of an open garage on the 1400 block of South Fifth Avenue between 10:30 p.m. Jan. 1 and 6 a.m. Jan. 2.

• Vandals wrote gang graffiti on a park district building at 198 Fremont Ave. between noon Jan. 1 and 2 p.m. Jan. 2. Damage was estimated at $200.

Mount Prospect

• Immanuel Joshua A. Evangelista, 21, of the 1500 block of Heather Court, Wheeling, was arrested around 10:15 p.m. Dec. 28 at Carsons, 1024 Center Drive, and charged with two counts of theft after employee Evangelista took $50 out of his cash drawer on Dec. 12 and $100 on Dec. 24, according to police reports. His court date is Jan. 17.

• Julio C. Puente, 19, of the 2300 block of Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows, was arrested around 12:25 a.m. Dec. 25 on the 1600 block of South Busse Road and charged with felony burglary to motor vehicle, obstructing/resisting a peace officer, and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor after an officer saw him inside a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu in an apartment lot on the 1700 block of Forest Cove Drive. Puente ran from the car. The officer chased him to a restaurant parking lot on Busse Road. His court date is Jan. 17. According to reports, Puente moved a DVD player and GPS unit around inside the car but did not take them when he fled.

• Hector M. Lara, 28, of the 900 block of Locust Drive, Sleepy Hollow, was arrested around 1:15 a.m. Dec. 28 on the 1400 block of Cottonwood Lane and charged with village ordinance possession of marijuana.

• Burglars broke into a 2007 Toyota Corolla in a country club lot at 700 W. Rand Road between 5:45 p.m. Dec. 31 and 12:35 a.m. Jan. 1 and stole a purse, cosmetics bag, sweater, iPhone charger and headphones, money, and three gift cards. Loss was estimated at $1,089.

• A man driving a white conversion van left the Citgo gas station, 1020 E. Central Road, around 1:10 p.m. Jan. 1 without paying the $84 charge for gas.

• Burglars stole a brown leather diaper bag valued at $300 out of an unlocked 2003 Toyota Matrix in a driveway on the 1700 block of Carib Lane around 2 a.m. Dec. 27.

• Thieves stole a wallet out of a customer's purse in Black Finn restaurant, 157 Randhurst Village Drive, between 11:30 p.m. Dec. 26 and 12:30 a.m. Dec. 27 after the victim hung her purse on the back of her chair. Value was estimated at $80.

Wheeling

• Wheeling police wrote 54 safety belt citations during the holiday traffic enforcement period. Law enforcement agencies throughout the state participated in the effort to get unbuckled drivers off Illinois roadways.

• Charges are not evidence of guilt. Under law, individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. More blotter items are at dailyherald.com.

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