SATURDAY, AUG. 31
$1,000 Taken From Michael Kors Wallet
A woman reported that her white leather Michael Kors wallet became lost while loading her purchases from a store. The incident occurred sometime between 8 p.m. and 8:10 p.m. on the 1200 block of 75th Street, according to a police report. The woman got her son to help her search the store for her wallet. He cancelled all of her credit cards and froze her checking account, the report said.
On Sept. 1, the store manager contacted the woman and told her the wallet had been found. All of its contents were still inside, except for $1,000 cash, according to police.
Man Found With Crushed Pills After Retail Theft
A 32-year-old Lisle man is headed to court after being found with drugs during a retail theft arrest, according to police.
Robert L. Baumgartner was charged with one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and one count of retail theft, according to a Downers Grove police report. He was arrested at 6:50 p.m. Aug. 31 at a store on the 3300 block of Finley Road.
While recovering stolen property from a vehicle loaned to him by his ex-girlfriend, police found 20 individually wrapped tin foil packages of a white powdery substance wrapped in red tape.
"Baumgartner stated that these were ground up Percocet pills which he had gotten 'from a friend,' " the police report said.
Four officers responded to a call for a retail theft at the store. They were told that the suspect, later identified as Baumgartner, was removing items from their packaging with a knife and concealing the items on his person. The first two officers to arrive placed him in custody. They recovered a $129.99 gaming mouse, a $39.99 PSV video game stolen from the store and a $1 bill with a white powdery substance on it.
A loss prevention employee also said that Baumgartner, of the 5900 block of Oakwood Drive, stole two other video games when he was in the store earlier that day, according to the police report. Baumgartner is accused of using a razor and a magnet to open the packages and take out the merchandise.
After police recovered the other merchandise and found the tin foil packs, Baumgartner was taken to the Downers Grove Police Department for booking procedures. He was charged and taken to the DuPage County Jail, where he was later released.
Baumgartner's case is due back in court on Sept. 23, according to DuPage County records.
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