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Purse Stolen From Apartment on Fellows Court, Man Makes Off with City Centre Penguin

Also, gas stolen from cemetery, and watch stolen from dorm room, which was covered in protein powder.

Burglary

A purse was stolen from an apartment on the 100 block of Fellows Court between 9:30 and 10 p.m. Nov. 17. Police said someone entered the apartment through an open kitchen door and took the purse from a coffee table in the living room. A neighbor notified the victim that her purse had been found in the parking lot. Police did not say what was in the purse, but nothing was reported missing.

Theft Arrests

Dedrionne Woodson, 24, 1650 S. Mannheim Apt. 1, Westchester, was arrested and charged with retail for allegedly taking $52.77 worth of clothing and other items from Kohl's, 303 S. Route 83, at 1:17 p.m. Nov. 16. She was arrested in the area of Elmhurst Terrace Apartments. She was released on I-bond.

Charles Vail, 23, 1441 Wolf Road, Berkley, was cited for theft after he allegedly removed a penguin statue from the Christmas display at City Centre at 12:34 a.m. Nov. 18. He was released at the scene on I-bond and the penguin returned to the display.

Theft

Someone stole gasoline from a secured pumping station at Arlington Cemetery, 501 W. Lake St., between 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 7 a.m. Nov. 16. The cable lock to the pump was cut and one-eighth of the gas was missing. Loss is estimated at $120.

Someone pulled the door lock off a van parked on the 300 block of North Route 83 between 9 p.m. Nov. 17 and 8:10 a.m. Nov. 18, causing $250 in damage. Nothing was reported missing from the van.

The service manager at Elmhurst Toyota Scion, 440 W. Lake St., told police someone removed the spare tire and cover off of a blue Toyota Rav 4 parked on the west side of the parking lot at 8:34 a.m. Nov. 11. A suspect in a red and gray pickup truck was seen taking the tire and cover.

A resident of the 700 block of North Kenilworth told police he suspects one of his friends applied for a credit card in his name after he received a credit card offer in the mail. He opened the offer but had no intention of filling it out. He later received a credit card bill with charges from a video game store and a cigarette store for $424.76. The report was filed at 11:32 a.m. Nov. 20.

A new hire at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare failed to deposit $400 in cash along with check deposits for the office. The police report was filed at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 20.

Someone stole a brown wallet from the purse of a shopper at Jewel, 153 Schiller, between 11 and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 20. The victim contacted her credit card company and found that $1,951.33 already had been charged on her credit cards. The wallet also contained her drivers license, checkbook and $25 in cash.

A student at Elmhurst College said someone stole a gold Michael Corrs watch worth $250 from her dorm room at Stenger Hall, 190 S. Prospect, between 7:55 and 9:45 a.m. Nov. 20. When she came home, she noticed the watch was missing and protein powder was spread all over her room and possessions. She said her roommate was sleeping in the dorm the whole time and did not hear anything. In a previous incident, the victim's laptop had been stolen from her dorm room.

An employee of Home Medical Express, 650 W. Grand Ave., failed to return his company-issued gas cards, and he used them for unauthorized purchases in the amount of $292.29. The police report was filed at noon Nov. 20.

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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