Batavia Police: Man Impersonates Officer, Cited For DUI, Speeding and More (Updated)

The following arrest information was supplied by the Batavia Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Editor's note: This story was updated early Wednesday afternoon with a list of other crimes that occurred on the same day as this impersonation. The details are written out below the first entry.

A 49-year-old Melrose Park man was taken to jail recently after trying to pass himself off as one of the boys in blue.

Thomas S. Giacobbe, 49, 510 Andy Drive, Melrose Park, received a felony charge of false personation of a peace officer, according to a police report.

Giacobbe was arrested on the 2000 block of S. Kirk Road at 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 29.

He was also cited for the following, according to the report:

  • DUI
  • Improper lane usage
  • Speeding

Giacobbe was transported to the Kane County Jail, where he awaited morning bond call.

The report did not specify how Giacobbe tried to impersonate an officer.

No further information was available on this incident.

Here are some other incidents that Batavia officers responded to on Nov. 29, starting with the morning calls:

9:01 a.m.—Car Crash: Property Damage

A car crash was reported at West Fabyan Parkway and Bent Tree Lane (east of Fabyan and Randall Road intersection).

Further information was not available at the time of this report.

10:22 a.m.—Criminal Damage to Property

Property damage was reported at , 800 Cleveland Ave., on Batavia's east side.

Concrete walls on either side of the walkway across the property were spray painted. The damage occurred sometime within the last month, according to a police report.

The cost to repair the damages was unknown at the time of the report.

11:26 a.m.—Car Crash: Property Damage

A parked, unoccupied vehicle rolled backwards on 122 E. Wilson St.

No citations were issued.

12:35 p.m.—Disturbance

A disturbance was reported at the Association for Individual Development space at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St.

Two subjects were involved in the incident at the space, which is located in the basement of the church.

No injuries were reported.

One of the subjects advised if they remained calm they would be allowed to stay. The checked out the subject and a release was signed.

Further information about this incident was not available.

4:43 p.m.—Car Crash: Property Damage

Two vehicles were invovled in a car crash at Fabyan Parkway and Randall Road.

No citations were issued.

6:20 p.m.—Car Crash: Property Damage

A car crash was reported in the Holy Cross Church parking lot, 2300 Main St.

Further information on this incident was not available.

6:51 p.m.—Identity Theft

An incident of identity theft was reported on the city's east side.

A fraudulent charge of $718.40 was made, someone on the 600 block of Madison Street reported.

The person said his or her wallet was stolen a few months ago.

7:31 p.m.—Threats

Threats were reported on the 1100 block of South Raddant Road.

Further information was not available on this incident.

7:54 p.m.—Parking Complaint

A parking complaint was made at a business on the 300 block of North Randall Road.

Further information was not available on this incident.

10:43 p.m.—Retail Theft

An incident of theft was reported at a business on the 1900 block of West Fabyan Parkway, just east of the Randall Road intersection.

A wireless Xbox 360 MW3 controller was taken. The controller is valued at $60, according to the report.

Nov. 29 was the same day that Batavia Police reported to the incident where the semi hit a utility pole and caused other damage. To read today's update on that event, click .

Batavia Police also responded to a bomb threat on Nov. 29 at the Elderday Center for adult day care, 8 S. Lincoln St. To find out what happened, click .

Patch reports on law enforcement activity in our town, using information provided by the . Persons charged with a crime, or issued a citation for violation of a local ordinance, are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you or a family member are charged with a crime or cited for a violation, and the charge or citation is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify charles.menchaca@patch.com and we will do follow-up reporting on the case.

Thomas S. Giacobbe December 18, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Mr. Giacobbe was found NOT GUILTY of false personation of a peace officer , improper lane usage , and speeding. the only charge was a D.U.I. Mr. Giacobbe was an employee of the Cook County Sheriffs Ofiice for ! yr and has since resigned .
Jon Azavedo December 18, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Thank God it was only a DUI!! What, all the strip joints in Melrose Park close early?


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