Retail Theft Arrests
Araceli Arredondo, 48, 1217 N. Lind, Berkeley, was arrested and charged with retail theft after allegedly stealing $132.62 worth of items from Kohl's, 303 S. Route 83, at 5:06 p.m. Aug. 10. Arredondo was released on bond.
Azher Fatima, 38, 933 W. North Ave., Villa Park, was arrested and charged with retail theft after allegedly taking jewelry worth $50.80 from Kohl's, 303 S. Route 83, at 3:14 p.m. Aug. 14. Fatima was released on bond.
Shaunequa Matthews, 21, 420 E. Jefferson St., Bensenville, was arrested and charged with forgery after police were contacted by the Westchester Police Department regarding fraudulent checking account activity at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Police said Matthews deposited a stolen check for $12,500 into another suspect's TCF Bank account with his permission on Aug. 13. Matthew was taken to DuPage County Jail, and the other suspect was released pending further investigation.
A bicycle worth $100 was stolen from the Schiller parking deck, Schiller and Palmer streets, at 9:30 p.m. July 25.
A black Diamondback Pro bicycle worth $300 was stolen from a garage on the 300 block of Hawthorne between 10 a.m. and noon July 29.
Car keys and a wallet were stolen from a home on the 600 block of Bryan between 8 p.m. July 26 and 6:54 p.m. July 27. The victim told police his roommate had a party while the victim was not home, and the items were removed from the top of a dresser. The victim said $934.88 was removed from his BMO Harris bank account.
A bicycle was stolen from the northwest side of Kitchen Eatery, 601 W. St. Charles Road, at 12:21 p.m. Aug. 1. Surveillance video shows an unknown black male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black boots ride away on the bike.
A mini iPad was stolen from a booth at Smashburger, 538 W. St. Charles Road, between 2 and 3:15 p.m. Aug. 1. The manager said he saw a caucasian "skinny" blonde woman and a skinny man in a Sox hat take the device about 10 minutes after the victim had left.
A woman told police she set her purse down outside at Fitz's Spare Keys, 119 N. York St., between 1:30 and 2 a.m. Aug. 4, and when she left she noticed her wallet was no longer in her purse. The wallet contained debit cards and a drivers license.
An unknown man and woman loaded shopping carts with "high-end" merchandise at Jewel, 944 S. York, then left the store without paying at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 7. Another man was waiting outside next to a small, dark car and loaded the merchandise into the trunk. Loss is estimated at $200.
Steel faucets, installation hardware, electrical outlets, switches and a roll of copper tubing were taken from a home under construction on the 200 block of East Vallette between 8 p.m. Aug. 7 and 6:45 a.m. Aug. 8.
A brown suede fanny pack was taken from a portable toilet at Pioneer Park, South Mitchell and Prairie Path Lane, at about 11 a.m. Aug. 8. It contained car keys, a firearm owners identification card and a cell phone.
A Samurai Carpet Extractor carpet cleaner was taken from Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, 155 Brush Hill, was taken between 11 p.m. Aug. 7 and 7 p.m. Aug. 8.
Six sewer grates were reported stolen from Garden Parkway at 10 a.m. Aug. 9.
Two employees of XSport Fitness, 633 W. North Ave., reportedly came into the business overnight while intoxicated and took several dietary supplements from the business without paying. A desk clerk observed the employees stealing the supplements and did not stop them. The incident was reported at 3:33 p.m. Aug. 11. An investigation is pending.
A white iPad 4 with a black leather case was left in the women's bathroom at Chipotle, 139 N. York, between 9 and 10 p.m. Aug. 10. When the victim went back to look for it, it was gone. Loss is estimated at $700.
Someone removed a large amount of Prilosec and Crest Whitener strips from the shelves at Mariano's, 678 N. York Road, at 10:32 a.m. Aug. 14. The suspect seen on store surveillance video was recognized as a suspect from a retail theft at the Hoffman Estate's Mariano's June 27. The suspect is a white man about 25 years old, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 220 pounds, with brown hair, a beard and mustache, and wearing a tan baseball cap, green T-shirt, gray shorts, white socks and black athletic shoes. Police said he filled a cart and places some items into a green plastic bag, pushed the cart close to the east exit doors, removed the bag and walked out. He entered a newer model pickup truck with rear tinted windows and a toolbox on the bed. Total loss is $414.89.
Credit Card Fraud
A resident of the 500 block of Howard told police someone had used his debit card in multiple locations around the Chicago area between July 27 and 28. Loss is about $850.
Someone opened a Menard's Capitol credit card online using the name, social security number and phone number of a resident on the 700 block of Washington Street. The suspect used the account to make $5,300 in purchases. The victim also discovered a Walmart credit card also was opened in his name and activated on Aug. 4, but no purchases were made.
Someone opened a Sears credit account using the personal information of a resident of the 600 block of West Babcock on July 18.
Someone made two fraudulent charges totaling nearly $3,000 to the credit account of a resident of the 200 block of North Illinois Street between Aug. 5 and 7.
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