Several teens are accused of beating a girl at York High School, 355 W. St. Charles Road, at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 6. The victim told police she was approached by three girls, ages 14, 16 and 17, while she was standing outside near the bus lanes at the school. The offenders asked her if she "thinks she's tough," police said. One of them punched the victim in the fact, then all three began punching and kicking her. When the victim's father arrived, the three offenders fled southbound on Berkley. They all were charged with battery and released to their parents.
Charlene F. Radecki, 59, 703 W. Liberty, Wheaton, was arrested and charged with public intoxication on the 200 block of North Michigan at 12:39 a.m. Dec. 13. She was released on I-bond.
Someone stole a semi-trailer that was parked at a business on the 300 block of West Lake Street between 6 p.m. Dec. 7 and 10 a.m. Dec. 8. The trailer was empty. Police have no offender information and there is no video surveillance outside the building. There have been multiple incidents of large vehicles stolen in recently, including these two last month.
A woman told police her wallet was stolen at Panera Bread in Bloomingdale between 6:53 and 7 p.m. Dec. 12, and she was notified by her credit card companies that fraudulent charges were made at gas stations in Elmhurst.
A Rugby 100 laser level and several components worth more than $2,500 were stolen from York and Industrial Drive between 3:30 p.m. Dec. 12 and 6 a.m. Dec. 13.
Tools worth $2,000 were stolen from an unlocked work van parked in a driveway on the 400 block of Alexander between 11 p.m. Dec. 12 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 13.
Three men passed $340 in counterfeit bills in three different transactions at Walgreen's, 160 N. Palmer Drive, between 1:56 and 2:01 p.m. Dec. 11, police said. Video surveillance was obtained. The bills all had the same serial number.
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