Palatine Police Blotter: Restaurant Burglarized, Mail Boxes Damaged, Purse Stolen

The Palatine Police Department's arrest blotter through Jan. 3.

Village of Palatine Police Department
Village of Palatine Police Department
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Palatine Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.

Commercial Burglary

  • Someone forced entry into the Fortune Kookie restaurant at 570 N. Smith St. between 11:15 p.m. on Dec. 30 and 10:10 a.m. on Dec. 31. Unknown offender(s) took $1,500 cash and a pair of gold earrings from the counter area. The offenders entered the exterior door by unknown means, and then forced entry by smashing the interior glass door with a metal shovel found in the lobby area. The doorknob on the rear door was also damaged but remained secured, according to police.

Criminal Damage to Property

  • Four mail boxes were damaged by unknown means between 11:50 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 12:06 a.m. on Jan. 1 in the 1300 north block of Larkspur Lane. Three of the four mailboxes were separated from the post during the incident.

Criminal Damage to Vehicle

  • Someone smahsed the rear hatch window of a 2004 Ford SUV between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 3 in a parking lot near Caputo’s at 2070 N. Rand Rd. Nothing was taken or disturbed inside the vehicle.
  • Someone used a wooden handle to smash both driver side windows and a rear window of a 2007 Nissan sedan between 10 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 5:515 a.m. on Jan. 1 in the 1700 north block White Sands Bay.


  • Between 10 p.m. on Dec. 31 and midnight on Jan. 1, a customer of Durty Nellies, 180 N. Smith St., left her black leather purse in the restroom. When she went to retrieve the purse, it was gone. The purse contained $90 cash, credit cards, driver's license and a black Samsung cell phone valued at $600.

Information regarding any crime can be reported by calling 911, or reported anonymously through the Palatine-Inverness Crime Stoppers tip line at (847) 590-7867.


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