Updated: January 7, 2013 7:21AM
Grinches strike: According to the latest police reports, holiday-time party-poopers stole Christmas decorations from a yard in the 10000 block of Thornton Way on Nov. 29; stole a package from the front stoop of a home in the 12200 block of Donahue Drive on Nov. 30; and damaged outdoor Christmas lights in the 12300 block of Scarlet Lane on Dec. 1.
Vehicles burglarized: Owners of parked vehicles reported that thieves stole electronic devices and tools from one in the 9000 block of Route 47 on Nov. 26 and stole a stereo from one in the 10700 block of Wolf Drive on Nov. 28, police said Wednesday.
No tobacco offenses: The first round of tobacco compliance checks for 2012-2013 was conducted on Nov. 26 in St. Charles without any violations being noted. Police said the checks were conducted by having 16-year-old male and female civilian special agents try to buy tobacco products at 33 businesses. The businesses also were inspected for required signage and for the presence of synthetic tobacco or bath salt products. No violations were noted. Police said this was the first of three inspections to be completed during the period. During the 2011-2012 period, 110 business inspections were conducted and four unlawful-sale charges were filed for a 96 percent citywide compliance rate.