• Jose L. Mendez-Zamudio, 18, of the 500 block of Spring Street, Elgin, was charged with retail theft of less than $300, according to court documents. Mendez-Zamudio is accused of taking merchandise on Thursday from a big box store on the 1100 block of South Randall Road. His bail was set at $15,000, and his next court date is Feb. 1.
• A cellphone valued at $175, a pair of sunglasses and about $1 in change were taken sometime between 6 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 a.m. Sunday from a vehicle parked in a carport behind a residence on Lavoie Avenue, according to police reports.
• Rodrigo Jimenez, 18, of the 900 block of Berkley Street in Carpentersville, and Luis Tavares, 19, of the 100 block of Mayfield Avenue in Streamwood, were each charged with residential burglary in connection with a break-in at a home on the 1400 block of Plymouth Circle on Monday, according to a police report. Jimenez's bail was set Tuesday morning at $75,000, while Tavares's was set at $15,000. Tavares is due in court Feb. 6; Jimenez's next court appearance is Feb. 7. If found guilty of residential burglary, the pair could spend between four and 15 years in prison.