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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.

Des Plaines

• Vincent A. Incaprera, 49, of the 1100 block of Kane Street, South Elgin, was arrested around 11:55 p.m. July 25 behind a business at 1633 Birchwood Ave. and charged with theft. Reports said a police officer saw him removing 93 railroad spikes and 26 railroad plates belonging to the Canadian National Railroad. Value was estimated at $1,765. Incaprera's court date is Sept. 3.

• Burglars between 7 a.m. July 27 and 8 a.m. July 28 opened a window on the east side of Cumberland Elementary School, 700 E. Golf Road, and stole four desktop computers valued at $4,000 out of the library. The offenders had used an extension cord to prop open a northeast side entry door. A witness saw four individuals walking toward the school around 1:55 a.m. July 28 but was unable to describe them.

• Burglars broke a basement door window between July 25 and 26 and stole cash, gold necklace and gold earrings out of a home on the 1600 block of Howard Avenue. Loss was estimated at $2,800.

• Thieves stole a black 1991 Cadillac El Dorado between 6 p.m. July 15 and noon July 16 out of a lot at S&S Auto Repair, 1101 S. Elmhurst Road. Two other vehicles had been reported stolen from the lot two months earlier, reports said.

• Burglars stole a Illinois Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device, a camera, and two calculators between noon July 30 and 11:50 a.m. July 31 out of a 2012 Hyundai Sonata in a lot on the 1300 block of Perry Street. Value was estimated at $1,125.

• A Des Plaines resident was scammed out of $750 July 21 after he received a call from a man claiming to represent DISH Network. He told the victim he could offer a deal for a one-year advanced payment on a Green Dot card for $750 from Walmart. The offender called the man back and was able to get the card's pin number. DISH Network said no such employee existed.

• Myesha A. Atwood, 20, of the 3900 block of South Lake Park, Chicago, was arrested around 7:10 p.m. July 31 at Kmart, 1155 E. Oakton St., and charged with retail theft. Reports said a security agent saw her take 13 women's and children's clothing items and an A/C charger. Value was estimated at $153. Her court date is Aug. 26.

• Thieves stole the lock and men's red mountain bike between 3:30 and 7:45 p.m. July 24 attached to a pole outside Kmart, 1155 E. Oakton St. Value was estimated at $100.

• Thieves stole $37 and five checkbooks valued at $30 between 7 p.m. July 28 and 2 p.m. July 29 out of a resident's room at Asbury Court nursing home, 1750 S. Elmhurst Road.

• Thieves stole a men's unlocked gray BMX bike valued at $200 around 7:45 p.m. July 25 leaning against a fence at Iroquois Pool, 1836 E. Touhy Ave.

• Thieves stole a woman's wallet, valued at $60, July 20 out of her bag in Scott Nolan Center Hospital, 555 Wilson Lane, and used a bank card to make charges valued at $820.

• Burglars stole a GPS valued at $150 between 6 p.m. July 25 and 9 a.m. July 26 out of an unlocked 2009 Pontiac G6 in a driveway on the 100 block of North Cornell Avenue.

Mount Prospect

• Youshia Benyamin, 60, of the 6700 block of North California, Chicago, was arrested around 3:35 p.m. July 19 at Menards, 740 E. Rand Road, and charged with felony retail theft. Reports said a security agent saw him hide six router bits valued at $327 in his jeans waistband. His court date is Aug. 8.

• Police reminded residents to lock their doors, even when they are home after receiving reports of suspicious subjects attempting to gain entry into homes by checking for unlocked doors.

• Thieves stole a combination lock, wallet and cellphone between 8:30 and 9:15 a.m. July 25 from a men's locker at LA Fitness, 225 W. Rand Road. Value was estimated at $359.

• Vandals shattered the rear windshield between 8 p.m. July 27 and 1 a.m. July 28 on a 2011 Honda Accord on the 200 block of West Evergreen Avenue. Damage was estimated at $300.

• Vandals spray painted graffiti between July 27 and 29 on three exterior doors at Lincoln Middle School, 700 W. Lincoln St. Damage was estimated at $300.

• A vandal hurled a rock between 4:30 p.m. July 29 and 7:30 a.m. July 30 that shattered the rear passenger's-side window on a 2010 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck in an apartment lot on the 2000 block of West Algonquin Road. Damage was estimated at $500.

Rolling Meadows

• Nicholas Adam-Scott Longoria, 24, of the 700 block of Evalia, Terrell, Texas, and Samantha Flanzbaum, 20, of the 4200 block of Wilson Avenue, Rolling Meadows, were arrested around 12:30 a.m. July 19 in a hotel lot on the 1800 block of Winnetka Circle. Longoria was charged with possession of marijuana after officers found 25 grams of the drug in his backpack. Flanzbaum was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after officers found a glass drug pipe in her car. A court date is Aug. 8.

• Michelle A. Bouse, 40, of the 1700 block of Thornapple Lane, Algonquin, was arrested around 5:30 p.m. July 17 on Route 53 and charged with illegal transportation of open alcohol, DUI and traffic violation. Her court date is Aug. 30.

• Sean M. Montgomery, 19, of the 3100 block of South Brookview, Palatine, was arrested around 12:30 p.m. July 16 on the 5100 block of Sunset Drive and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and a traffic violation.

• Stephanie A. Marra, 20, and Melissa A. Marra, 23, both of the 300 block of Longacres, Palatine, were arrested around 3:40 p.m. July 12 at Walmart, 1460 Golf Road, and charged with retail theft. Reports said a security agent saw them take cosmetic items valued at $298. Their court date is Aug. 15.

• Debra A. Renner, 41, of the 500 block of West Cedar, Arlington Heights, was arrested around 6 p.m. July 12 at Walmart, 1460 Golf Road, and charged with retail theft. Reports said a security agent saw her take jewelry and clothing; value was estimated at $82. Her court date is Aug. 15.

• Luis Iglesias, 21, of the 2300 block of Algonquin Parkway, Rolling Meadows, was arrested around 10:15 p.m. July 14 on the 2200 block of Algonquin Road and charged with battery. Reports said he pushed a 43-year-old Rolling Meadows man to the ground and kicked him in the head. The victim was treated at Northwest Community Hospital for cuts, scrapes and bruises. Iglesias's court date is Aug. 8.

• Vandals cut a swing seat in half between July 19 and 22 in the Kimball Hill School playground, 2905 Meadow Drive. Damage was estimated at $50.

• A man wearing a gray soccer jersey entered a home around 11:25 a.m. July 18 on the 4700 block of Fairfax Avenue. When the homeowner saw him in the living room, the man told the resident he was looking for his dog. The man left in a waiting gold SUV, heading north on Plum Grove Road.

• Burglars reached through an unlocked wing window around 8:05 a.m. July 16, unlocked a door and stole a digital camera, tackle box, backpack, and electric razor out of a 1995 Ford F150 pickup truck on the 3200 block of Campbell Street. Value was estimated at $530.

• Thieves stole $129 out of a purse around 4:50 p.m. July 16 after the owner left it in a shopping cart in a store lot at 1460 Golf Road. The purse was found but the money was missing.

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