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Suspect Caught with Burglary Tools, Man Pleasures Himself in Jewel Liquor Department

Also, ice cream man tries to capitalize on after-school traffic.

Tools of the Trade

Joseph Lamar, 44, 7413 S. Woodward, Woodridge, was arrested and charged with felony attempted burglary and possession of burglary tools after police patroling the Extended Stay America parking lot, 550 W. Grand Ave., saw him crouching down next to a construction van at 3:02 a.m. Sept. 7. Lamar tried to run away when he saw police, but he was apprehended and taken to DuPage County Jail.

And, Please, Don't Come Back

A man who police did not identify was issued a no-trespass order after he was seen at Jewel-Osco, 944 S. York Road, at 7:55 p.m. Sept. 10. An employee at the store told police the man had been found masturbating in the liquor department on four or five different occasions over the last several months. Police said he was not masterbating on Sept. 10, but employees did not want him back in the store.

Disorderly Conduct

Mark S. Fay, 48, 485 W. Alexander Blvd., Elmhurst, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after police say he was found laying on the sidewalk at Alexander and West at 12:27 a.m. Sept. 9. He was taken to the hospital due to his "high level of intoxication," police said.

Kids Don't Have to Run Too Far

Murad M. Ananzeh, 35, 2244 County Club Drive, Woodridge, was cited for operating a food truck within 500 feet of a school after he was seen in his ice cream truck at 320 Huntington Lane, near Sandburg Middle School, at 3:18 p.m. Sept. 7. He was released at the scene on I-bond.

Kids Approached

A young male and his two friends were walking northbound on Fair Avenue, approaching Church Street at 3:15 p.m. Sept. 7 when a Hispanic man in his mid-20s, wearing sunglasses, a red shirt, brown pants and a blue Cubs hat rode up on a red bicycle and said, "Hey Henry, Do you want to sleep over?" The suspect said nothing else and continued riding northbound on Fair.

Gunpowder Donated?

The DuPage County Hazardous Device Unit responded to Goodwill, 675 W. North Ave., at 4:03 p.m. Sept. 9 after employees suspected nine canvas bags that had been donated contained gun powder. The bags were labeled, but police did not reveal what was written on the bags. It was discovered that the bags, which were shipped from a Goodwill Center in Grafton, Wisc., had been emptied out, refilled with sand and sewn shut.

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