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updated: 10/23/2013 3:49 PM

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• William J. Taber, 42, who is homeless, was charged with criminal trespass to land after being given notice to leave at 8:38 a.m. Oct. 17 at First Baptist Church, 2300 South St., according to a police report. Police said Taber visits churches seeking food. The police report indicated he was agitated and refused to leave the lobby until he had finished some orange juice he had been given. Police ordered him to leave and he did. He then began to argue with police officers, challenged them to fight him, and began walking up the driveway back to the church, according to the report.

• Three purses were burglarized while sitting on an open shelf between 12:30 and 3 a.m. Oct. 12 in the cafeteria at Peabody Engineering, 1800 Averill Road. A black T-Mobile cellphone in a blue case, a Boost Mobile cellphone in a white case, a Sears charge card, two debit cards, a house key and $145 were taken out of the purses, according to a police report.

• A JVC KD-R330 stereo faceplate and a set of red Skull Candy earbuds were stolen out of a vehicle between 9 p.m. Oct. 13 and 9:30 a.m. Oct. 14 on the 600 block of Highbury Lane, police said.

• An iPad Mini, two charging cords, a memory card, a wallet containing $250 and a debit card were stolen out of a vehicle between 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10 and 7:50 a.m. Oct. 11 on the 1200 block of Koster Court, police said.

• An iPad 2 and a black Otterbox case were stolen off the front seat of a vehicle between 8 and 8:15 p.m. Oct. 11 on the 1400 block of East State Street, police said.

• A 3-by-4-foot oil painting was stolen between Sept. 23 and Oct. 10 from the employee lunchroom at the Geneva school district headquarters, 227 N. Fourth St., according to a police report. The painting was valued at $800.

Kane County

• Car parts, farm equipment and several rolls of copper pipe were stolen between July 29 and Sunday from a barn on the 50W200 block of Peterson Road near Maple Park, according to a sheriff's report.

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