OMG PD: Criminal Halitosis, Catfight for the Ages, Buy a Hybrid
A round-up of recent and bizarre police report items from the area.
When confronted with hateful graffiti — in pink paint no less — one Geneva man didn’t wait for someone else to clean it up. A resident in the 200 block of North Lincoln Avenue found the image of a swastika painted in pink on the sidewalk.
The image was so offensive, the man went and found his sander and set to work trying to sand the image off the sidewalk, according to police reports. A nearby neighbor told police the incident took place sometime between 8 p.m. Sept. 2 and 10 p.m. Sept. 3.
The neighbor’s intentions were good, but the sander was making minimal progress so a condition report was filed to have the Geneva Public Works Department remove the paint.
The Shell station at 631 Roosevelt Road got stiffed at 6:52 p.m. on Sept. 6 when the driver of a vehicle decided to gas and dash, according to police reports.
The driver was not filling up a fuel-efficient vehicle, based on reports. The thief stole a reported $99.25 in gasoline from the station.
A resident who left the doors unlocked on a 1991 Toyota Corolla in the 1300 block of North Main got off easy when a thief decided to burglarize the vehicle.
According to police reports, someone entered the vehicle between 8 p.m. Sept. 6 and 5 p.m. Sept. 7. The owner of the vehicle said the interior light was left on and two packs of gum were stolen from the vehicle. No other items were reported missing.
A mattress and box spring were found to be on fire on the 900 block of North York at 11:51 p.m. Sept. 10, according to police reports. The Elmhurst Fire Department was called to the scene to extinguish the fire.
A man who police did not identify was issued a no-trespass order after he was seen at Jewel-Osco, 944 S. York Road, at 7:55 p.m. Sept. 10, according to reports.
An employee at the store told police the man had been found masturbating in the liquor department on four or five different occasions over the last several months. Police said he was not masturbating on Sept. 10, but employees did not want him back in the store.
Two Batavia women born four decades apart had a fight in the parking lot of a downtown restaurant on Aug. 31, according to police reports. A 70-year-old and a 28-year-old became involved in a verbal dispute, which quickly escalated.
Police said that after the 70-year-old was cut off at the drive-thru lane at 12:04 p.m. the dispute turned physical. The 70-year-old grabbed the 28-year-old, and then the younger woman struck the older woman in the neck.
The women were taken to the police department to file a report. A total of $20 that fell from the younger woman's purse was returned to her. An injury report was completed on the older woman, who refused medical attention. No complaints were signed in the incident.
A man could face charges for making threats to a bank in Virginia, police said. An officer responded to the 600 block of Madison Street at 10:02 a.m. Sept. 1 and met with a resident who called Capitol One Bank in Virginia and "threatened to shoot up one of their banks," according to a police report.
The man admitted to making threats but denied having any intention to follow through on them. Corporate Security will determine if charges will be filed, otherwise no charges were filed at the time of the report.