August 1, 2012 10:38PM
Updated: September 3, 2012 1:20PM
House burglary: A burglar broke into a home in the first block of Lynch Street between noon and 7 p.m. on July 26, police reported this week. After apparently trying and failing to pry open the front door, the intruder pried open the back one, then stole a 32-inch plasma TV and about $150 in cash.
Loan fraud: An Elgin man told police he suspects that his ex-wife used his personal information to fraudulently record him as the co-signer on two large loans taken out in 2006. He said he became aware of this last month when the Sallie Mae college-loan company started sending him bills.
Too friendly: A woman told police that while she was shopping in the Reruns Two thrift shop at 1341 Manor Court Tuesday morning, a man followed her around the store. Then, while she was bending over to pick up some merchandise, he touched her leg. When she reacted with a loud exclamation, she said, the man left the store and drove away.
Goodbye to the chief: A farewell reception for retiring Police Chief James Montalbano will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the West Dundee VFW Hall, 117 S. First St., West Dundee. Friday will end Montalbano’s 38 years with the Sleepy Hollow Police Department, 23 of those as its chief.
Coin-operated chairs: Someone stole coins from coin-operated chairs at a business in the 11800 block of Factory Shops Boulevard on July 26, police reported Wednesday.
Soil gone: The crime involved not pot but potting soil, as someone who lives in the 10300 block of Aldridge Drive reported on July 24 that a bag of that soil had been stolen from in front of her home.