Geneva police arrested Gregory T. Panzer, 59, of Geneva on charges of producing/possessing more than 50 marijuana plants, possession of cannabis greater than 30 and less than 500 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia around 10:25 a.m. Sept. 4 in his yard in the 200 block of Division Street, reports said.
The charges of producing or possessing cannabis plants and possession of cannabis in those amounts are felonies. The unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor.
While investigating a harassment complaint, a Geneva police officer was advised by one of the parties involved that a neighbor of his estranged girlfriend was growing cannabis in the back yard of his residence. Officers proceeded to the address of the former girlfriend in the 200 block of Division Street, and she invited officers to her back yard to see what her neighbor was growing, report said.
Police noted that the plants did, in fact, appear to be cannabis, and as they were walking back to their squad car, Panzer opened the door of his carport. An officer approached and asked him about the plants, and Panzer gave officers permission to enter the back yard to examine what the police report referred to as “the weeds.”
The plants were growing about 15 inches from the house, and upon inspection, “I could detect a very distinct, strong odor of cannabis emanating from the plants,” the officer wrote. For more details, see the full report.
A parks department employee at 9:02 a.m. Aug. 26 showed police two bags filled with full and empty Busch Light cans that were hidden under some bushes at Western and Hudson, as well as a box with empty beer cans with an address label from a specific place on Ridge. An officer spoke to the homeowner, who thinks her 17-year-old son was the one involved, according to police. The woman planned to bring her son down to the police station later that day so an officer could "have an informal chat with him," according to a report.
Police at 8:08 p.m. Aug. 19 spoke with five juveniles on scene waiting to make a complaint about a woman yelling at them from a balcony on the 5700 block of Holmes Avenue. The juveniles stated that the woman yells racial slurs at them as they ride by on the sidewalk, according to police. Police spoke with the woman, who said "she did not want hoodlums in the area and to put them in the van and take them away," according to a report. Police advised both parties to leave each other alone and that the sidewalk is a public way that can be used by the juveniles.
A cashier thought a man was buying alcohol for several teenagers in front of him in her checkout line, according to a police report. The incident occurred at 4:57 p.m. Sept. 2 on the 6200 block of Main Street.
The assistant manager walked over to the man and asked for a second ID. When he asked if there was a problem, the manager told him what they suspected about the alcohol."At this point the subject became angry calling (the manager) a '(expletive) b----,' " the police report said. "The subject began yelling and then grabbed a bag of bagels and threw it at a display of Styrofoam coolers, stating "This is (expletive) b-------!" For more details, see the full report.
A resident found a damaged big screen TV and six damaged satellite dishes in her backyard on the 4800 block of Highland Avenue. The items were dumped there sometime between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 21, according to a police report. A note on one of the satellite dishes read "Use them as scraps or Halloween costumes, whatever it is they're are [sic] free!" The resident said she didn't see anything unusual during the day and had not suspect information.
Your Thieving Days Are Over
Someone took seven bottles of bleach that were being delivered to the Interfaith Food Pantry, 100 Flinn St., according to a report filed at 10:11 a.. Aug. 30. A witness saw the bottles inside an offender’s vehicle, and the suspect returned the bottles to an officer. The officer advised the offender to no longer return to the food pantry or risk arrest.
Two male subjects were seen removing items from a house in foreclosure in the 700 block of Mather Lane, according to a Batavia police report field at 6:50 p.m. Aug. 23. Police contacted the mortgage company and found that the men, both from Aurora, had no authorization to remove any items. Police also contacted the owner, who said he had no issue with the property being removed, but the men were directed to return the items to the residence.
Someone wrote the words "F--- You" in blue chalk on a driveway on the 100 block of Foxborough Place. The incident occurred sometime between 5 p.m. and 5:25 p.m. Aug. 25, according to a report. The resident did not know who did it or why, but she planned to wash down her driveway to get rid of it.
A woman who wandered into traffic on West Main Street on Sept. 5 was hospitalized after police became concerned about her level of intoxication, the Kane County Chronicle reported. St. Charles police were called about 3:30 p.m. to the 1400 block of West Main on a report of an intoxicated person in the roadway, the Chronicle’s story said. Officers called for paramedics after they found the woman — she was taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva. Police told the newspaper that no charges were filed.
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