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Article updated: 2/1/2014 10:11 AM

Northwest suburban police blotter

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By Freida Gad

Arlington Heights

• Thieves stole a wallet valued at $80 out of a purse around 5 p.m. Jan. 28 in a store, 250 W. Rand Road, and used a credit card in the wallet to make a purchase at a Shell gas station.

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• Thieves stole a wallet valued at $70 out of a purse between noon and 1:15 p.m. Jan. 28 in a restaurant at 806 W. Dundee Road, and used credit cards in the wallet to make purchases at the Apple Store in Deer Park, and at a Target and AT&T store.

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• Martin D. Nigliazzo, 41, of the 1800 block of East Hopi Lane, Mount Prospect, was arrested around 3:56 p.m. Jan. 20 and charged with local ordinance trespassing after a security agent saw him in Menards, 740 E. Rand Road. Nigliazzo was banned from the store after a retail theft arrest, reports said.

• Chris Pakoca, 53, of the 600 block of Murray Lane, Des Plaines, was arrested around 5:32 p.m. Jan. 16 at Menards, 740 E. Rand Road, and charged with retail theft, unlawful use of a weapon, and possession of a firearm and ammunition without a Firearm Owner's ID card. Reports said a security agent saw him take merchandise valued at $77, and an officer found a gun in a holster and live ammunition in a magazine on him.

• Vandals smashed the rear passenger's-side window between 2 p.m. Jan. 19 and 10:30 a.m. Jan. 20 on a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe on the 1300 block of South Busse Road.

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•Thieves stole a purse between 11:30 and 11:51 a.m. Jan. 17 out of a cart at Walmart, 1455 Lake-Cook Road.

•Stephanie Garcia, 21, of the 1200 block of Lincoln, North Chicago, was arrested around 2:17 p.m. Jan. 17 at Target, 1400 Lake-Cook Road, and charged with retail theft. Her court date is Jan. 23.

•Renters left a townhouse on the 500 block of Commanche Trail Jan. 8. The owner discovered damage to the front door, front window, closet doors, various walls and window treatments. Some window treatments were missing.

•A man entered the cafeteria around 9:24 a.m. Jan. 19 in a business at 20 S. Milwaukee Ave., grabbed a purse hanging on a customer's chair and ran to a vehicle in the parking lot. The victim followed him, reached through the driver's-side window, grabbed the steering wheel and demanded that he give back her purse, which he had placed on the front passenger's-side seat. He pushed her hands off the wheel and drove away.

• Charges are not evidence of guilt. Under law, individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. More blotter items are at dailyherald.com.

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