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Stolen Plasma TV, Tarantino Box Set and More in Palatine Police Blotter

This edition of the Palatine police blotter includes information supplied by police on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Palatine Police Blotter entries from November 17-25. 

Burglary to Motor Vehicle

A victim reported sometime between Nov. 23 at 11 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 9:45 a.m., their 1999 Jeep Cherokee was broken into in the 300 block of Westminster Dr. Taken was a Chase credit card of unknown value, a Motorolla cell phone valued at $200. The victim told police the vehicle was locked and there were no signs of forced entry. 

A victim reported on Nov. 24 between 2 a.m. and 9:56 a.m. their 2005 Mercedes driver’s side rear window and the passenger side front window both were smashed, while parked in the 300 block of N. Chalary Ct. Taken was a black winter coat valued at $200.

Burglary to Residential Garage

A victim living in the 800 block of W. Willow St. reported their garage, and a car inside of it, were broken into sometime between Nov. 23 at 10:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 8 a.m. The unknown offender(s) removed a 50-inch Panasonic plasma TV in a box, valued at $700, in addition to an undisclosed number of autographed baseballs in plastic display cases, whose value is unknown. Two pairs of sunglasses also were taken from a 2012 Lexus SUV. The Ray Ban and Maui Jim sunglasses were valued at $300 each. It is unknown how the offender(s) gained access into the garage.

Retail Theft

Joseph G. Dunsey, 21, of the 0-100 block of Church St., Lake Zurich was charged with midemeanor theft on Nov. 23 at 4:53 p.m. after attempting to take DVD's from a Quentin Tarantino box set from WalMart, 1555 N. Rand Rd. Dunsey reportedly removed the DVD's from the box and put them in his pants pockets, then walked out of the store without paying. He was stopped by WalMart loss prevention. The value of the box set is $89.

Alexander L. Spender, 21, who claimed he was homeless, was charged with misdemeanor theft on Nov. 24 at 4:42 p.m. after attempting to take a pair of batting gloves and three halogen light bulbs from WalMart, 1555 N. Rand Rd. Spencer reportedly put the batting gloves in his coat pocket, and the light bulbs in the sleeves of his coat then walked out of teh store without paying. The value of the gloves and bulbs are $41. 

Theft Over $300

Victims reported that on Nov. 23 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:32 p.m., the contents of two lockers were stolen at World Gym, 1546 E. Dundee Rd. Taken from one locker was an iPhone 4 valued at $400, Illinois Driver’s license, credit cards, and $120 cash. Taken from the second locker was $320 in cash. Both victims reported the lockers had been locked, and the locks used were missing.

Driving Under the Influence

Todd J. Kane, 49, of the 400 block of W. Falkirk Pl. hit a parked car in the 200 block of N. Smith St. on Nov. 25 at 10:59 p.m. Kane was driving southbound in a parking lot when he hit the vehicle. He was charged with DUI, having a blood alcohol level of greater than .08, driving an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to report an accident to police. 

Thomas A. Ciepiela, 29, of the 0-100 block of E. Brookwood Ct., Arlington Heights was charged with DUI on Nov. 25 at 2:43 a.m. after driving above the speed limit while heading eastbound on Palatine Rd. in the 100 E. block. He also was charged with speeding. 

Jeffrey C. Flinn, of the 100 block of Hillcrest Dr., Barrington, was charged with DUI after travelling westbound on Northwest Hwy. at Dundee Rd. on Nov. 17 at 11:58 a.m. Flinn also was charged with changing lanes without signaling, and having a blood alcohol level of greater than .08. 

Jeffrey T. Hladik, 42, of the 200 block of E. Parallel St. was charged with DUI Nov. 21 at 10:55 p.m. after travelling eastbound on Palatine Rd. at Plum Grove Rd. and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Hlaik hit the car driving in front of him, and was additionally charged with having a blood alcohol level greater than .08 and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 

Kevin M. Rossi, 25, of the 400 block of N. Glenn Dr. was charged with DUI on Nov. 22 at 4:03 a.m. after heading northbound on Hicks Rd. from Northwest Highway. Rossi also was charged with having a blood alcohol level of greater than .08 and improper lane usage. 

The Palatine police blotter includes arrests and incidents reported by the Palatine Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. 

Craig Apelbaum November 29, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Lock them up. And throw away the key.

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