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posted: 3/19/2013 4:05 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.

Des Plaines

• Charles F. Vanna, 20, of the 1400 block of Cindy Lane, Des Plaines, was arrested around 11:55 p.m. March 15 during a traffic stop on the 1300 block of Lee Street and charged with city ordinances possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. His court date is April 4.

• Thieves stole a wallet out of a customer's purse at Jewel-Osco, 1500 Lee St., between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. March 15. Value was estimated at $70.

• Thieves stole a white 1992 Honda Civic sedan parked on the street on the 1800 block of Welwyn Avenue between 3 p.m. March 16 and 8:57 a.m. March 17.

• Thieves stole a laptop computer valued at $500 out of an unlocked conference room at Advocate Medical Group, 701 S. Lee St., between 6 p.m. March 12 and noon March 13.

• Burglars stole an in-dash stereo out of an unlocked 1992 Plymouth Acclaim on the 200 block of West Dover Drive between 9 p.m. March 17 and 5:40 a.m. March 18. Value was estimated at $100.

Mount Prospect

• Wesley S. Race, 51, of the 3100 block of South Kedvale Avenue, Chicago, and Patricia M. Race, 61, of the 3000 block of Kedvale Avenue, Chicago, were arrested around 2:45 p.m. March 12 at Dominick's, 1042 S. Elmhurst Road, and charged with retail theft after they reportedly took three boxes of a men's hair product valued at $163. Their court date is April 10.

• Burglars stole a GPS with cord and mount, value estimated at $400, out of a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup truck in a driveway on the 800 block of See Gwun Avenue between 9 p.m. March 11 and 5:30 a.m. March 12.


• Melissa E. Fields, 32, of the 2000 block of Essex Court, Streamwood, was arrested around 12:20 a.m. March 10 at her home and charged with village ordinance disorderly conduct after officers were called because a neighbor complained loud music prevented him from sleeping. The music was playing when officers arrived and they spoke with Fields, who was reportedly uncooperative. Her court date is April 2.

• A vandal reportedly hurled a rock that broke the outer pane of a double-pane window at a home on the 400 block of Westgate Terrace around 12:30 a.m. March 10.

• A scammer stole $139 from a Streamwood man after he received a phone call around 4:30 p.m. March 13. The caller claimed he was from Microsoft and was calling about a virus on his computer. Because the victim did have a virus problem, he believed the man when he said that for $20 he could purchase a virus protection plan. The victim agreed and gave the caller his debit card number, name, address and phone number. A few minutes later, the man received a call from a person claiming to be with Western Union asking if he had authorized charges of $139. He said he did not and the person said he would not put the charges through. However, when the victim contacted his bank, he was told the charges did go through, but they would take care of it. The man canceled his debit account and changed his phone number, reports added.

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