The following incidents and arrests were reported by the Downers Grove Police Department:
Burglary From Motor Vehicle
A Garmin GPS valued at $150 and a princess cut diamond engagement ring valued at $3,795 were among items stolen from an unlocked car in the 7400 block of Winwood sometime overnight on January 12.
Stereo remotes valued at $50 and approximately $3.00 in change were taken from the center console of an unlocked car parked in the 7400 block of Winwood sometime overnight on January 12.
The passenger side window of a car parked in the Ruby Tuesday parking lot on January 6 between 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. was broken out and a wallet containing $10 in cash was stolen.
The driver's side window of a car parked in the XSport Fitness lot on Finley was broken and a purse stolen on January 13 sometime between 7:30 p.m. and 9:20 p.m.. The value of the items stolen inside of the purse—which contained a wallet, sunglasses and other miscellany—was valued at $300.
Two cars were broken into in the parking of of Carlucci Restaurant on Butterfield sometime between 3 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. January 6. Both cars were of employees at work and various items taken from the two cars include a purse, $30 in cash, a Nintendo Gamecube, make-up and more.
Aric Vandermeir, 21 of 2110 Dartmoor Drive in Joliet, was charged with two counts of battery after allegedly kicking a security employee multiple times in the crotch at Rita's American Roadhouse on Butterfield on January 14 around 2:30 a.m.. Vandermeir wanted to get into Rita's around 2:30 a.m. to use the bathroom but Rita's policy prohibits new people entering after 2 a.m. so Vandermeir was turned away. Vandermeir then started to urinate on the patio by the front entrance and was escorted by security to the vehicle Vandermeir had gotten out of, which is when the battery occurred.
Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts
A Jaguar hood ornament valued at $100 was stolen from a car parked in the 2000 block of Prentiss Drive sometime between January 8 and January 13.
Theft Under $500
A wallet, iPhone, and other minor items were stolen from the inside of a hat at the YMCA on 59th Street on January 10 around 3:30 p.m.. The complainant said he put the items inside of a hat and hid the hat under the bleachers while playing basketball, but when he returned the items were gone.
A woman's credit cards were removed from her purse that was placed under her desk at work at Magnetrol in the 5300 block of Belmont sometime between January 10 and January 12.
Criminal Damage to Property
The window of a car parked in the Cheeseburger in Paradise parking lot was smashed on January 6 sometime between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. but nothing was taken from the vehicle.
A woman staying at the PADS location inside St. Marys on Wilson was approached by a male subject on January 14 who ultimately threatened to “bash” a chair over the victim's head before leaving. The threat came after the subjected attempted to start a conversation with the woman at a time of day when conversation wasn't permitted at the PADS site.
Retail Theft, Battery
A man carrying a messenger bag went into the Ulta store on 75th Street on January 13 and stole numerous mens' fragrances valued at $800. The man was observed on a video monitor putting the fragrances into his bag, and when confronted he took off out of the store, elbowing a woman on the way out to move her out of the way.
Nearly $10,000 in large, cumbersome equipment was stolen from Home Pride Service in the 5100 block of Belmont sometime between January 14 and January 15. The front door was broken into and among the items taken were air compressors, power washers, leaf blowers , floor cleaners and more.
Disorderly Conduct, Fighting in Public
Benson Sennstrom, 28 of 4941 Wilcox in Downers Grove, was charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly getting into a fight outside of Another Round on Main around 12:30 a.m. January 14.
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