• Miguel J. Zavala, 17, of the 300 block of Sedgewick Court, Carpentersville, was charged with two counts burglary in connection with two Elgin burglaries that occurred April 21 and 27, according to a police reports. Zavala and one other person broke into Neighborhood Liquors in the 800 block of Walnut Avenue on April 21 and made off with $367.28 in liquor. Police said six days later Zavala -- and two others -- burglarized Pop's Pantry in the 1100 block of North McLean Boulevard. Police say Zavala and two other men escaped with 240 packs of tobacco products and miscellaneous items. Zavala's bail was set Monday at $50,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court May 23. If convicted of the Class 2 felony, Zavala could spend between three and seven years in prison.
• A 16-year-old boy from Algonquin was arrested at the Walmart in the 1400 block of South Randall Road May 6 and charged with retail theft, police said. He was referred to the Tri County Area Peer Jury and later released to his parents, police said.
• Patrick R. Huebner, 19, of the 100 block of Austin Avenue, Carpentersville, was arrested at the Algonquin Walmart Wednesday and charged with retail theft, according to a police report. He was released after posting $150 and is scheduled to appear in court on June 12 in McHenry County, police said.
• John Giesing, 74, of the 700 block of Coventry Lane, Crystal Lake, was charged over the weekend with solicitation of a sexual act, after police said he offered to pay a 16-year-old boy to perform a sexual act. According to a news release, the boy said he was walking in the 700 block of Coventry Lane at 5:30 p.m. Saturday when Giesing, sitting in a silver sport utility vehicle, pulled over, motioned for him to approach the SUV and offered him money to engage in a sex act. The boy refused and the man drove away, police said. Giesing later admitted the crime to police and he was arrested, according to a police report. Giesing was being held on $150,000 bail. His next court date is Thursday.