Bartlett man charged with using 4th of July panel’s debit card
October 24, 2013 4:16PM
Updated: November 26, 2013 6:32AM
Felony theft: Thomas M. Schiferl, 32, of the 800 block Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bartlett, has been charged with a Class 3 felony count of theft, accused of withdrawing $4,475 on the Bartlett Fourth of July committee’s debit card. According to police, the charge stems from Schiferl allegedly withdrawing the money from various ATM locations in Bartlett, St. Charles, and South Elgin for his personal use between July 3 and Sept. 9, and without permission from the committee. Schiferl, who was a member of the committee but did not serve on its board, was arrested Monday, police said. The Bartlett Fourth of July committee discovered the theft after an internal audit of its financial records, Bartlett police said Thursday.
Pellet gun report leads to charges: A call to police about a man displaying a gun near Gifford Street High School, 46 S. Gifford St., turned out to be a man with a pellet gun, police said. Officers received an anonymous call at 11:32 a.m. Wednesday telling police a man had just left the area in a vehicle after displaying a weapon outside the school. Responding officers quickly located a vehicle matching the description. Miguel J. Zavala, 18, of the 1000 block of Morton Avenue, Elgin, was found with the pellet gun, police said. Officials noted he is not a student at Gifford Street High School, Elgin School District U46’s alternative high school. Zavala was charged with city ordinance violations of disorderly conduct — alarming and disturbing behavior, and possession of an air rifle. He was ordered to appear Nov. 20 in Elgin Branch Court.
Car, home windows broken: A residents on Peach Tree Lane told police that her car’s windshield and driver’s side window were broken out between Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon. The vehicle was parked in an apartment building lot. Also, a resident along Park Bluff Circle reported that her basement sliding glass door was broken out with a rock between 3 and 5 p.m. Wednesday. According to police reports, several cars around Elgin were damaged in the early morning hours Wednesday. Police said they did not know if the incidents were related. A full listing of all of the vehicles and other damage was not immediately available.