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Elmhurst Police Report Stolen Tools, Cash, Credit Cards, Computer and More

Property damage also reported recently.

Retail Theft Arrests

Madison McNabb, 18, 802 S. Addison, Bensenville, and a 17-year-old girl were arrested and charged with retail theft after they reportedly removed several items of clothing from Kohl's, 303 S. Route 83, at 8:53 p.m. Feb. 14. They were released on bond.

Guadalupe Ocampo, 23, 2815 N. Gary, Melrose Park, was arrested and charged with retail theft after she reportedly left Kohl's, 303 S. Route 83, with two pairs of shoes she did not pay for at 8:15 p.m. Feb. 15. She was released on bond.

Elmhurst police assisted Villa Park police by arresting Matthew L. McCrory, 26, 621 67th St., Downers Grove, after he reportedly stole a computer from Walmart, 900 S. Route 83, Villa Park. Police stopped his silver Chrysler 300 at 2:17 p.m. Feb. 17, and the stolen computer was inside, police said. He was turned over to Villa Park police.

Commercial Burglary

An employee of International Contractors Inc., 977 S. Route 83, told police someone entered an unlocked storage shed between 11:56 p.m. Feb. 15 and 12:13 a.m. Feb. 16 and removed a Black and Decker cordless trimmer/hedger worth $50. A fence also had been damaged near the north end of the lot, behind a building on the 500 block of West Van Buren. The burglary was captured on surveillance video. Police also reported a Craftsman tool box with various tools worth $200 was stolen from a trailer parked in the ICI storage yard between 4 p.m. Feb. 14 and 2 p.m. Feb. 17. The rear trailer door was found open.

Theft

Someone removed $40 from an unlocked locker at Elmhurst YMCA, 211 W. First St., at 7:01 p.m. Feb. 18.

Someone took five credit cards from a purse at Panera, 108 W. North Ave., between 12:45 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19. The offender then used the cards to make purchases at Target in Villa Park and Kohl's in Elmhurst. The suspect was seen getting into a red minivan after the Target purchase.

A woman who became executor of her father's estate on after he passed away reported a number of items are missing from his home on South Benton Avenue, including several rings and a coin collection worth about $1,350.

Someone took a viola that was left outside of a classroom on the 100 block of West Butterfield between 3 and 4 p.m. Feb. 13. Loss is estimated at $750.

A Dell Notebook worth $550, a checkbook, and a briefcase worth $300 were taken from a GMC parked on a driveway on the 400 block of West Vallette between 10:40 p.m. Feb. 20 and 8 a.m. Feb. 21. The thief entered the unlocked service garage door and another vehicle, but did not take anything.

Identity Theft

In and Out Maintenance, 188 Industrial Drive, received a credit card in the mail from Home Depot and a bill from Verizon Wireless on Feb. 12. Both accounts were opened fraudulently.

Property Damage

Someone slit four tires on a vehicle parked at 525 S. Spring Road between 10 p.m. Feb. 17 and 6:12 a.m. Feb. 18. The vehicle belongs to an employee of 7 Eleven, who told police he suspects a customer, a skinny man with blonde hair and a goatee, who was upset with him because he thought the employee stole money from him months ago.

Someone cut a fence at Site Recovery Inc. between 12:01 a.m. Jan. 28 and 10:01 a.m. Feb. 18. Police saw about 6 to 7 feet of fencing laying around, and an employee of a neighboring business said it had been there for three weeks. Damage is estimated at $300.

Someone spray-painted the word "Trix" in white paint under the underpass at St. Charles Road and Route 83 between 7 a.m. Feb. 8 and 3 p.m. Feb. 15.

Patch reports on law enforcement activity using information provided by official agencies. 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 contact karenc@patch.com and we will do follow-up reporting on the case.

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