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Wood Dale Man Faces Felony Charges After Allegedly Stealing $462 Worth of Baby Formula

Elmhurst Police also report theft of DVDs, cigarettes, liquor and a car.

Retail Theft Arrests

William J. Flynn Jr., 27, 385 N. Wood Dale Road Apt. 5, Wood Dale, was arrested and charged with retail theft after he allegedly stole 16 containers of baby formula worth $462 from Dominick's, 215 S. Route 83, at 9:49 a.m. Jan. 17. He fled the store eastbound on St. Charles Road in a Nissan Altima and was stopped at St. Charles and York. Police also discovered he had a warrant for failure to appear on a retail theft charge. He was charged with a Class 3 Felony retail theft and taken to DuPage County Jail.

Andrzej Noga, 42, 234 Williamsburg Court, Romeoville, was arrested and charged with retail theft after Noga allegedly took a pack of Nicorette tablets worth $108 from Kmart, 265 S. Route 83, at 3:32 p.m. Jan. 11. Noga was released on I-bond.

Jennifer M. Morris, 30, 5429 W. 109th St., Chicago Ridge, was arrested and charged with retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia after a loss prevention officer allegedly saw her put 20 DVDs in her jacket pocket at Dominick's, 215 S. Route 83, at 6:06 p.m. Jan. 15. When police searched her gold Mitsubishi Galant, they reportedly found a glass smoking pipe and a Jewel-Osco bag containing new DVDs. Police said Morris admitted to stealing DVDs from Jewel-Osco at 6215 Main St. in Downers Grove. She was released on I-bond.

Car Stolen

A white Nissan Sentra was stolen from the 300 block of South West Avenue between 3:30 p.m. Jan. 15 and 8 a.m. Jan. 16. The tow company for the lot was contacted and denied towing the vehicle, and there was no broken glass in the area, police said.

Theft

Someone broke the rear vent window of a vehicle parked at 155 E. Brush Hill between 8 p.m. Jan. 9 and 8 p.m. Jan. 10. The victim said it looked like someone went through the vehicle, but nothing appeared to be missing, police said. Damage is estimated at $400.

The door lock was punched out on a vehicle parked in the red lot at 155 E. Brush Hill between 7 p.m. Jan. 9 and 7:30 a.m. Jan. 10. A carton of cigarettes worth $62.50 was taken, and damage to the vehicle is estimated at $400. Security video shows a light-colored conversion van with a dark stripe on the side pulling up next to the victim's vehicle.

A man about 40 years old with brown hair and a large build attempted to steal a bottle of vodka from Dominick's, 215 S. Route 83, at 3 p.m. Jan. 13. The suspect punched a loss prevention officer in the face as he attempted to stop him in the parking lot. The suspect left in an older white minivan. It was not the first time the suspect attempted to steal vodka from the store, police said. On Aug. 23, he was stopped in the parking lot and he returned the bottle, police said.

A suspect opened a checking account at Bank of America, 1000 S. York Road, on Jan. 11. The same day, the suspect attempted to deposit a fraudulent check for $4,215 through an ATM. An investigation is pending.

A Coach purse worth $150 was taken from a blue Honda CRV parked at Arena Sports Bar, 630 W. Lake St., between 10:55 a.m. and 1:19 p.m. Jan. 15. The purse contained a $150 Michael Kors wallet, a Victoria Secret gift card, debit and credit cards and $102. The drivers door window was shattered to gain entry.

Identity Theft

A resident of the 400 block of West St. Charles Road told police someone opened an account at Sprint using her personal information. More than $1,350 worth of cell phones were purchased. The identity theft occured a year ago, and it was reported Jan. 13.

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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