More charges for suspects in St. Charles car burglaries
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Nine more felony burglary charges have been filed against a South Elgin man and a Schaumburg woman who were arrested earlier this month and charged with breaking into cars in the St. Charles area, according to Kane County court records.
Christopher C. Mentenick, 24, of the 600 block of Fieldcrest Drive, and Rebecca A. Olson, 19, of the 1100 block of South Braintree Drive, now face felony charges of forgery and possession of stolen ID cards.
The pair were arrested in Streamwood earlier this month and police discovered an iPad that had been stolen from a car near St. Charles, authorities said.
Eight car burglaries took place between Aug. 7 and 10 in the area of Falcons Trail. Authorities say the pair used stolen credit cards to buy items and then pawned them.
The burglaries occurred within a three-tenths square-mile area west of Randall Road in the Fisher Farms and Westhaven subdivisions between Aug. 7 and 8, according to a Geneva police report.
Items stolen from vehicles included loose change, credit cards, personal checks, an iPod and cologne, the report said.
The sites of burglaries were; the 0-99 and 200 blocks of Westhaven Circle; 200 block of Daniels Way; 2900 and 3300 blocks of Husking Peg Lane; and 2200 block of Hillcrest Road, the report said.
The burglary charges carry possible penalties of anywhere from probation to seven years in prison.
Mentenick was being held at the Kane County jail on $50,000 bail, and his next court date is Sept. 12.
Olson is free on bond and due in court Sept. 6.
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