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Retail theft charge added to car burglary-related charge

Updated: March 2, 2013 11:36AM


Shoplifting, too: One of two men charged Monday in connection with the Jan. 15 burglary of a car in the Meijer store parking lot at 815 S. Randall Road also has been charged with shoplifting two bottles of liquor from inside the store the same night. Christopher Naumann, 26, of the 300 block of McClure Avenue, was charged with retail theft in addition to his previous charges of burglary and theft. Police said Naumann’s housemate, 26-year-old John Holsker, took a box of jewelry and several bags of clothing out of an unlocked parked car while Naumann was inside the store stealing the liquor bottles by hiding them inside his coat. Naumann later sold some of the jewelry to a coin store on Larkin Avenue in Elgin, police said. A judge set Naumann’s bail at $80,000 and Holsker’s at $10,000.

Burglary nets electronics: Burglars pushed a sliding glass door off its track to get into a home in the 1000 block of Borden Drive on the morning of Jan. 24, police said this week. The intruders ransacked a bedroom and stole $800 cash, various jewelry, an eMachine laptop computer, two Android tablet computers, two Xbox controllers, and various games, CDs and DVDs. Police said the intruders may have left fingerprints on three pop cans taken from the refrigerator.

Assaulted in hospital: Police were called to the psychiatric floor at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital on Friday morning after a patient reportedly became irate that he couldn’t watch TV in the unit’s activity room because a therapy session was going on there. According to reports, the patient attacked a 26-year-old man participating in the therapy session, hitting him in the head and neck, pushing and shoving him, and tearing his shirt. Police said the victim’s injuries required only minor treatment and the victim was unsure whether he wanted to press charges.


Traffic threat: A 19-year-old Gilberts man told Elgin police three strangers in a car pulled up next to his car at Big Timber and Tyrrell roads in Gilberts and challenged him to race them. When they followed him to his home, he said, he was afraid to get out of the car and began driving around the area trying to lose them. He said they pulled alongside his car again at Randall Road and Fox Lane, where one pointed a gun at him, another threw a cup of soft drink onto his car and they made gang signs before driving off. The incident occurred Jan. 24, police said Wednesday.

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