POLICE BLOTTER: Sculpture Stolen from Library

Downers Grove police reports, April 18 through April 29.


Sculpture Walks

Someone walked off with a wooden sculpture at the Downers Grove Public Library sometime before 9:50 a.m. April 29. A library employee told police that 4-by-7-foot sculpture was hanging in a storage area while the library undergoes renovation. The storage area is sometimes kept unlocked and is accessible various employees, construction workers and the night time cleaning crew. The sculpture, valued at $9,500, weighs about 50 pounds but could be carried by one person, the employee told police.


Hose Theft

Someone broke into a work trailer in the 2700 block of Wisconsin sometime before 9:37 a.m.  The owner, who uses the trailer to store equipment,  said he last parked it a few weeks ago. Police said that someone used a blunt object to break the lock stealing products the owner uses for work demonstrations.

The thief grabbed a power unit and two 30-foot-long hoses totaling $7,000.


Fighting At the Train Station

Police returned to the Main Street Depot at 1000 Burlington Avenue where an earlier incident of fighting had been reported around 9:19 p.m. April 18.

Calvin D. Hill, 46, of Glendale Heights, and Anthony J. Hart, age unknown, of Carol Stream, were charged with disorderly conduct.

According to the caller, who had left the station before police arrived, he heard loud arguing and saw Hill allegedly grabbing Hart’s neck, bringing him to the ground. Both men were wrestling on a closed section on the platform but the caller did not see any punches thrown, police said.

Both men denied fighting when police arrived, according to the report.

Based on the earlier incident and caller’s “unbiased complaint,” Hart and Hill were charged with disorderly conduct and released on I bonds. A court date is pending.

Purse Used to Hide Stolen Merchandise

A 27-year-old Lombard woman was picked up on retail theft after she had stuffed her purse with clothing, jewelry and makeup during a retail theft, reports said.

Police responded to a reported retail theft at Kohl’s Department Store at 2920 Finley Road around 2:25 p.m.

According to the report, two loss prevention officers observed a woman later identified as Jennifer L. Scherbauer walk through the store, filling her purse with merchandise. She was confronted outside the store with stolen items.

Loss prevention officers tallied the merchandise found in Scherbauer’s purse at $431.98, police said.

Scherbauer was taken into custody and charged with retail theft. Her next court appearance is May 28.

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Eric Estrada May 08, 2014 at 10:58 AM
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Raggedyann May 08, 2014 at 11:15 AM
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Eric Estrada May 08, 2014 at 11:37 AM
Get a life, tool.
Raggedyann May 08, 2014 at 01:39 PM
Thats what I thought.


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