OMG PD: Super Stealer, Chump Change, War on X-Mas Lights
Here's a round-up of recent and bizarre police report items from the area.
Shan Robert Jezior, 39, of the 100 block of Wester Street, West Chicago, was charged at 6:51 p.m. Dec. 1 at the St. Charles Police Department with retail theft, and violation of a protection order. According to the report, Jezior tried to steal a 60-inch Sharp Aquos television valued at $1,078 from Walmart, 150 Smith Road. He fled when store employees asked him for a receipt and later was detained by police in West Chicago.
While St. Charles police were processing Jezior, Walmart officials called back to report someone who looked like Jezior had been seen on a store security video from Nov. 29 stealing a 51-inch Samsung high-definition television valued at $584. He admitted to the theft, police said, and was charged with a second count of retail theft.
Jezior was allowed to use the booking phone to call for bond and a ride home, but the officer first warned him not to call his wife because in doing so he would be violating an order of protection. When Jezior’s spouse showed up later to give him a ride, the officer asked her how she knew he needed a ride and she told him Jezior had called her. Jezior then was charged with violating a protection order. Jezior was released on his own recognizance on the retail theft charges out of DuPage County, but was taken to the Kane County Jail pending a court appearance on the protection order violation charge.
Someone cut the electrical cord to Christmas lights on Dec. 3 in the 2200 block of Gleneagles Drive, police said.
- Someone smashed 21 plastic lighted candy cane lawn ornaments in front of a home in the 1200 block of Herrington Road sometime around 10 p.m. Nov. 26, police reports said. The resident told police she heard a loud noise that sounded like it came from outside her residence. The ornaments were valued at $63.
- Someone cut a string of Christmas lights strung on an evergreen tree on the southwest side of a residence in the 1200 block of Shoop Drive sometime between 11 p.m. Nov. 28 and 5 p.m. Nov. 29, reports said. The estimated value of the lights is $15.
Someone took seven silver saint medallions valued at $49.99 each from Pax Vobiscum in the Berry House shops, 227 S. Third St., sometime between Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, Geneva police reports said. The medallions were kept in a locked display case.
They included Saint Camillus, Saint Catherine, two Saint Denis, a Saint David, Saint Jason and one other unknown medallion, according to reports. The total value of the medallions was estimated at $399.92.
Someone stole a cell phone left unattended near a sleeping pad belonging to a person who was spending the night at 550 N. Main St., the First Presbyterian Church – a DuPage PADS location. The incident was reported at 10:23 p.m. Nov. 29.
Someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway in the 700 block of Hillside Avenue and stole about $5 in change. The incident took place between 3 p.m. Nov. 25 and 6 a.m. Nov. 26, police said.
The walls under the Donovan Bridge downtown were spray painted, police said. An officer reported the incident at 8:05 a.m. Dec. 4 on the first block of East Wilson Street. A damage to city property report was completed.