ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – Two young adults linked to eight vehicle burglaries in St. Charles Township each face four felony charges, according to a Kane County Sheriff's Office news release.
Christopher Mentenick, 24, of the 600 block of Peace Road, Sycamore, was charged with one count of burglary, a Class 2 felony, and three counts of unlawful possession of a credit card, a Class 4 felony.
Rebecca Olson, 19, of the 1100 block of Braintree Drive, Schaumburg, was charged with one count of using a forged credit card, a Class 3 felony, and three counts of unlawful possession of a stolen credit card, a Class 4 felony.
According to the release, eight vehicles were burglarized between Aug. 7 and Aug. 10 in the area of Falcons Trail in St. Charles Township. The offenders reportedly entered unlocked vehicles and stole small electronic items, credit cards and other items left inside the vehicles.
Aug. 13, Streamwood police told sheriff's detectives that they had arrested two people who possessed an iPad that was stolen in one of the burglaries, according to the release.
Sheriff's detectives reportedly interviewed the subjects, determined they were suspects and learned that some of the stolen credit cards were used to purchase items that were later pawned for cash.
Mentenick and Olson were taken to the Kane County Adult Justice Center. He remained in custody Tuesday while Olson had been released on bail, according to police.
Sheriff Pat Perez reminds citizens to never leave valuables in their cars and to lock their cars. Also, garage door openers shouldn't be left in cars when they are parked in the driveway, according to the release.