OMG PD: Rat Yourself Out, Man Gets Driveway Rage

Here's a round-up of recent, bizarre police report items from the area.

Patch file art.
Patch file art.


What Doesn’t Belong Here? You.

A female from North Aurora told Batavia police that she exited the downtown Walgreens on the 100 block of West Wilson Street between Aug. 5 and 12 to find a man sitting in her vehicle. When she confronted him, he apologized, stating he thought it was his car, then left the area on foot. The man was later identified and contacted. He indeed had a vehicle with a similar color and make as the female’s car.


Sparks Fly in Bed (Literally)

Someone reported a mattress that was set on fire at 11:53 p.m. July 28 on the 300 block of Elm, according to police.


Just Don't Use His Driveway, 'Mmkay?

A resident with a C-shaped driveway complained of people using it to turn around on the 200 block of Stonegate Road. At 8:45 p.m. Aug. 7, he chased after a vehicle into Westmont to the 200 block of East Traube. The officer located the vehicle and spoke with the parents. He asked if their kids commonly used the Clarendon Hills driveway in question as a turn around to stop. The Clarendon Hills resident admitted that tonight was the first time with that particular car. Police advised him to call in with vehicle info rather than pursue.

Beer Burglar

A resident said that someone entered his open garage door and took three cases of Busch Light. The incident occurred sometime between 10:30 a.m. Aug. 2 and 12:30 a.m. Aug. 3 on the first block of Hiawatha Drive, according to police. The man did not hear anything or have any idea who might have done it. The three beer cases were worth an estimated $40, police said.


Sing to the Cops — They Like That

Two St. Charles men face drug charges and had their cellphones confiscated after the driver of the car they were in made an ill-timed turn Aug. 13 in front of a squad car. He then told the officer they had been texting people to set up a cannabis purchase. Driver Ryan Scott Harloff, 28, of the 7N first block of Plymouth Court, failed to yield while making a left turn in front of a police car, prompting the officer to take evasive action.

Harloff immediately realized what he had done and pulled over to await the officer, who noticed a strong cannabis smell coming from the vehicle. The officer instructed Harloff and his passenger, Luke McConnell Cowart, 23, of the 1300 block of Oakland Circle, to get out of the car. Police found 10.9 grams of cannabis and a smoking pipe in the vehicle. Harloff was charged with failure to yield, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis between 10 and 30 grams. Cowart was charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both men were released on their own recognizance pending a Sept. 19 court appearance. The cellphones were kept as evidence.


Pink Floyd Grafitti Homage

The lyric “Just another brick in the wall” was found spray painted on a brick wall Aug. 13 on the 4000 block of Chinaberry Lane, police said.

Beets in a Bath Tub

Someone entered a home under construction Aug. 11 and poured a jar of beets into a bathtub enclosure on the 1200 block of Cardinal Lane, police said.

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carrie cong August 17, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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