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Teen charged after Christmas morning anger fit

Updated: January 28, 2013 3:56PM


Upset about presents: An 18-year-old girl reportedly marred Christmas morning for other residents of a Larkin Home facility in the 100 block of Park Row in Elgin by having an angry fit. The youth home’s adult supervisor told police that Candy Jenkins became upset because she wasn’t allowed to open her Christmas presents when she wanted. So she allegedly poured soda pop over another girl’s head, took plates and dishes out of a cupboard and broke them, took food out of the refrigerator and destroyed it, broke a TV cable box and remote control, and broke a coffee pot. Jenkins was charged with criminal damage, battery and assault, and was taken to the city jail pending bond court.

Burglarized while asleep: Residents of a home in the 300 block of Purdue Lane told police a burglar entered while they were at home between 12:15 a.m. and 6 a.m. Dec. 19 and stole a laptop computer plus a wallet containing $100. Both items had been on the kitchen counter, they told police. According to reports released Wednesday, the burglar apparently entered through an unlocked garage door.

Vacation surprise: According to reports released by police Wednesday, a burglar broke into a home on Morton Avenue while its owners were on vacation. A neighbor said she found a window broken and the home’s front door open at about 7:45 a.m. Sunday. Police said it appeared that the intruder had searched through drawers but, with the occupants out of town, it was difficult for police to tell if anything had been stolen.

Electronics, jewelry taken: A burglar broke into a home in the 100 block of Hill Avenue between 9:30 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. on Dec. 18, according to reports released Wednesday by police. Reported stolen were a 32-inch high-definition TV, a Nintendo Wii game system with a Tony Hawk game in it, a cellphone, a Kodak digital camera and several pieces of gold jewelry.

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