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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.

Arlington Heights

• Burglars stole $50 and legal documents out of the unlocked trunk on a 2005 Lexus LS430 in a business lot at 2015 S. Arlington Heights Road between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. April 30.

• Vandals scratched the rear lift gate from left to right on a 2007 Nissan Xterra SUV in a store lot at 440 E. Rand Road between 11:55 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. April 27.

8 Vandals scratched the driver's side from front to back on a 2007 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck on the 700 block of West Hackberry between midnight and 10:30 a.m. April 28.

8 Burglars entered an unlocked 2001 Lincoln LS on the 300 block of West Hackberry Drive around 10:45 p.m. April 27, but they ran away when the car alarm sounded and the owner saw them. Nothing appeared to be missing.

• A vandal shot a BB-gun pellet that dented the rear driver's-side door and chipped the paint on a 1999 Toyota Camry while it was traveling south on Dryden at Kensington around 10:55 p.m. April 26.

• Burglars rifled through an unlocked 2005 Honda Pilot in a driveway on the 1300 block of East Waverly between 9:15 p.m. April 27 and 10:30 p.m. April 28. Nothing appeared to be missing. On the same block burglars stole $20-$30 out of an unlocked 2007 Nissan Pathfinder and $20-$30 out of an unlocked 2002 Hyundai Sonata in another driveway between midnight and 6 a.m. April 28.

• Burglars stole a laptop computer, handbag, men's black mountain bike, and women's blue mountain bike out of a 2002 Toyota 4Runner in an apartment lot on the 4200 block of North Bloomington Avenue between 8:45 p.m. April 25 and 7:40 a.m. April 26. Value was estimated at $2,420.

• A woman grabbed the wallet out of a customer's partially unzipped purse in a shopping cart at the Salvation Army store, 250 W. Rand Road, around 3 p.m. April 27. The wallet contained $100, credit and debit cards and driver's license. According to reports, someone used a card in the wallet to purchase gas valued at $58 from an undisclosed gas station.

• Burglars entered a home on the 2600 block of North Brighton Place through an unlocked sliding glass door between 6 and 11:21 p.m. April 26 and stole a pillowcase, jewelry and three TVs. Some pieces of jewelry were dropped on a patio, reports added.

• Thieves stole a black 1999 Honda Civic Del Sol out of an apartment lot on the 2100 block of South Tonne Drive between noon and 1:30 p.m. April 23. Two days earlier, offenders set off the alarm on the owner's key fob around 2:30 a.m. by opening a driver's-side door. The offenders had pulled the door window away from the frame to reach the door lock. Nothing appeared to be missing at that time.

• Burglars stole a video game system valued at $300 out of an unlocked first-floor apartment on the 300 block of East Seegers Road around 7:30 a.m. April 23. The male resident was inside a bedroom when heard the front door close. When he went to investigate, he discovered the gaming console missing.

• Burglars stole an electric scooter out of an open attached garage on the 1600 block of South Fernandez, and a GPS and sunglasses out of a minivan in the garage between 8:30 and 11:30 p.m. April 21. Value was estimated at $950.

• Vandals broke the metal spring holding up a blue horse playground ride at Lake Arlington, 1400 E. Valley Lane, on an unknown date but discovered around 7:10 p.m. April 23.

• Vandals drew graffiti on an electrical box with a black marker at a vacant building at 1430 E. Davis St., between April 19 and 22. Vandals used a purple marker to draw graffiti on the same box in February and a red marker on the box in March.

• Vandals scratched a driver's-side door and hood on the 2005 Honda Pilot in a driveway on the 400 block of East Valley Lane between 9 p.m. April 23 and 6 a.m. April 24.

• Vandals tore the hydraulic door closer off the main entrance at an apartment building on the 400 block of South Cleveland between 1 and 2 p.m. April 22. According to reports, this has occurred four times in the past two weeks.

Des Plaines

• Thieves stole a gray and white 3-month-old female pit bull dog with black collar but no tags out of a locked backyard at a home on the 2100 block of South Ash Street between 1 and 2:30 p.m. April 26. Value was estimated at $300.

• A man stole $350 from a male customer at the Goodwill store, 1521 S. Lee St., around 3 p.m. April 25 by asking the victim if he wanted to purchase a used iPad and iPhone for $350. The victim agreed and drove the offender to his car in a corner of the parking lot. He gave the man the $350 and waited for him to get the items, but the man did not return.

• Burglars broke into a 2006 Mazda van between 8:45 and 9:05 p.m. April 25 in a store lot at 1155 E. Oakton St. and stole 36 silver collectible Star Wars coins, 15 carded items, and a Clash of the Titans figure. The owner had traveled from Missouri to a Chicago area Star Wars Convention. Value was estimated at $15,875.

• Burglars stole a designer watch valued at $7,000 and a laptop computer out of an unlocked 2008 Cadillac STS in an apartment lot on the 800 block of South Lee Street between 11 p.m. April 30 and noon May 1.

• A man driving a red pickup truck took two 2-drawer file cabinets belonging to RCM Headsets, 1829 E. Oakton St., around 9:35 a.m. April 27. The owner had placed the cabinets behind the store but not near the alley or trash bin while he cleaned up from the recent flood. According to a security video, the offender drove through the alley, saw the file cabinets, loaded them into his truck and drove away. Value was estimated at $300.

• Two men fled from a garage on the 2100 block of South Douglas Avenue around 3:50 p.m. April 26 after a neighbor arriving at his home heard a loud noise. He honked his car horn and the men ran south on Douglas and west on Jarvis Avenue. The offenders forced a padlock that had been put on the garage door after an earlier burglary, reports said. Nothing appeared to be missing this time.

• Thieves broke the lock and stole several electronic items out of a storage area in a backroom at Kmart, 1155 E. Oakton St., between noon April 27 and 6:15 a.m. April 28. The offenders removed the items and hid the empty boxes behind shelving units, reports said. A value estimate was not available. The locked door to the backroom was not forced, reports added.

• A man and woman may have stolen $700 and a personal check for $200 out of a customer's purse on the floor at her feet in LongHorn Steakhouse, 1470 Touhy Ave., around 7:55 p.m. April 30. They were sitting behind her and fled when she questioned them, reports said.

• Burglars pried the hinges and door jam on the front door at Chemton Industries, 162 Touhy Court, between 5:45 p.m. April 30 and 9:50 a.m. May 1 but did not get inside. Damage was estimated at $200.

• Thieves stole a cellphone valued at $200 after the owner dropped it in the YMCA parking lot, 300 Northwest Hwy., around 9:30 p.m. April 25. He tracked the phone to 25 E. Northwest Hwy., but could not find it.

•Thieves stole a white 1999 Ford F350 pickup truck out of a business lot at 400 E. Touhy Ave. between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 26.

• Burglars stole $40 out of a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe in a driveway on the 1500 block of East Henry Avenue between 8 p.m. April 26 and 6 a.m. April 27.

• Vandals carved illegible graffiti into an exterior southside window at TrueTech Automotive, 410 E. Northwest Hwy., and used a yellow paint pen to write graffiti on a nearby trash bin between 5 p.m. April 22 and 9 a.m. April 23. Damage was estimated at $200. During the same time, vandals used blue paint to spray gang graffiti on a shed behind a home on the 1600 block of White Street. Damage was estimated at $50.

• Vandals used white paint to spray gang graffiti on a brick wall at a business, 1763 Oakton St., between 5 p.m. April 16 and 9 a.m. April 17. Damage was estimated at $50.

• Vandals used yellow spray paint to write graffiti on a newspaper stand, parking pay box, bike racks, directional overhead sign, and platform sign and black and purple markers on an electric box at the Cumberland Metra depot, 485 Northwest Hwy., overnight April 23-24. Damage was estimated at $150.

Mount Prospect

• Fidencio Chapol, 35, of the 1100 block of East Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, was arrested around 5:10 p.m. April 25 in an apartment lot on the 1700 block of Forest Cove Drive and charged with felony burglary and resisting a peace officer. Reports said he climbed into a 2011 Toyota Rav4 and was rifling through the center console and glove box and was wearing the victim's sunglasses. She saw him from her balcony window. Officers were called and arrested Chapol who was still sitting in the Toyota because the owner ran to her car, held the door closed and wouldn't let him out, reports said. His court date is May 16.

• Michael Maniacek, 22, last known address on the 1000 block of South Wilson Avenue, Des Plaines, was charged with felony burglary and criminal damage to property April 12. According to reports, Maniacek, who had just been released from Cook County Jail for a burglary conviction, broke into FA Skate Shop, 133 W. Prospect Ave., between midnight and 6 a.m. Feb. 12 and stole two skate boards. Loss was estimated at $1,400. He cut his hand on glass when he broke a store window with a rock, reports said. He threw one of the skateboards on the snow outside a nearby home and took the second board with him. He took a train to Joliet, where he was arrested on charges of stealing purses on Feb. 16, reports added. Mount Prospect officers interviewed him in the Will County Jail on March 11. DNA tests were done on the blood found on the discarded skateboard, and on April 12 he was charged. His court date is May 3.

• Manuel D. Pasillas, 40, of the 1200 block of Boxwood Drive, Mount Prospect, was arrested around 4:45 p.m. April 29 behind Jewel-Osco, 333 E. Euclid Ave., and charged with retail theft after he reportedly took sunglass, straw hat and two cases of beer; value was estimated at $70. A Cook County Sheriff's deputy saw Pasillas leave through an entrance door and followed him. He stopped him on the 400 block of Euclid Avenue, where Mount Prospect officers arrested him. His court date is May 13.

• Tasneem Khan, 64, of the 1300 block of Nutmeg Court, Mount Prospect, was arrested around 6:15 p.m. April 29 at Kohl's, 1500 S. Elmhurst Road, and charged with retail theft after she reportedly took a silver ring and three pairs of earrings. Value was estimated at $120. Her court date is May 23.

• Martin Y. Shamuel, 34, of the 8200 block of Knox Avenue, Skokie, was arrested around 1:15 a.m. April 28 and charged with local ordinance fighting in a liquor establishment at Crystal Palace Banquet Hall, 1070 S. Elmhurst Road. He drove away, but an officer stopped his car and he was also charged with DUI and child endangerment.

• Gage K. Septrick, 19, of the 1000 block of South Hunt Club Drive was arrested around 12:40 a.m. April 23 inside Walgreens, 1028 S. Elmhurst Road, and charged with local ordinance unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.

• Burglars broke into a 2002 Nissan Altima in an apartment lot on the 1800 block of Palm Court between noon April 28 and 6:40 a.m. April 29 and stole the in-dash radio/CD player, amplifier, and two subwoofer speakers. Loss was estimated at $1,400.

• Burglars broke into a 1999 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck on the 1700 block of Chariot and stole a car stereo, speakers and amplifier between 9 p.m. April 28 and 7:30 a.m. April 29. Loss was estimated at $1,150. Burglars also broke into a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer on the same block during the same time and stole the in-dash stereo. Loss was estimated at $700.

• Burglars stole a gym bag with a box of latex gloves, cotton work gloves, digital caliper, metal working air gun, safety glasses and loose change out of an unlocked 1993 Toyota Corolla on the 1400 block of South Busse Road between 12:10 and 5:05 a.m. April 30. Value was estimated at $294. The CD player faceplate was removed but left on the floor, reports said.

• Vandals scratched almost the entire hood on a 2005 Toyota Camry in a hotel lot at 2200 S. Elmhurst Road between April 13 and 20. Damage was estimated over $500.

• Thieves stole a cellphone after the female owner placed it on a chair next to her in the Community Connections Center, 1711 W. Algonquin Road, around 6 p.m. April 23. Value was estimated at $100.

Prospect Heights

• A Prospect Heights man was tricked out of nearly $620 between April 23 and 25 after he applied for a loan through a payday loan website. A man called him on April 23 after he submitted an application and was told they needed more information and a $120 application fee. The victim put the money on a prepaid Green Dot Card and made the payment. He received another call two hours later and was told to submit an additional $299 in order for the IRS to release his money. He made that payment but did not receive the loan, reports said. He called back the on April 24 and was told his bank account information was incorrect and he would have to pay another fee of $199 to get it corrected. He made that payment but still did not receive the loan. A search of the loan website indicates that a down payment is not required.

• Joshua L. Valentin, 21, of the 2200 block of Post Road, Northbrook, was arrested around 2:55 a.m. April 26 after a traffic stop on the 1000 block of Milwaukee Avenue and charged with local ordinance possession of drug paraphernalia. Arthur Norwood, 26, of the 300 block Ninth Street, Wheeling, a passenger, was charged with local ordinance possession of marijuana.

• Burglars pried the front door at a home on the 700 block of Sussex Corner Lane between noon April 25 and 9 a.m. April 26 but apparently did not get inside.

• Burglars ransacked a 2005 Ford Focus in a condominium lot on the 600 block of East Old Willow Road between 2 p.m. April 14 and 7 a.m. April 15. Nothing appeared to be missing. According to reports, a second car belonging to the family was ransacked when parked in the same location.

• Thieves stole master keys out of the general mailbox in two condominiums on the 800 block of Winesap and 800 block of Blossom between April 13 and 15. There have been several burglaries reported recently, including burglaries in the Blossom building, reports said.

• Vandals scratched both driver's-side doors on a 2011 Scion in a condominium lot on the 800 block of East Old Willow Road between 11:50 p.m. April 20 and 10:20 a.m. April 21.

• Vandals slashed the rear driver's-side tire on a 2004 Volkswagen R32, the rear passenger's-side tire on a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, and the front and rear driver's-side tires on a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country van during a birthday party at a home on the 100 block of South Parkway between midnight and 12:56 a.m. April 21.

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