• A dozen designer dresses valued at $40,000 were reported stolen Sept. 23 from a house in the 6N200 block of Denker Road, St. Charles Township. According to reports, the dresses were taken during an open house hosted by a real estate agent. The dresses were from size 0 to 2.
• A resident of the 0-99 block of Winthrop New Road, Sugar Grove Township reported Sept. 28 that she was a victim of theft by deception of $8,000. According to reports, the woman reported she was deceived into sending the money in connection with an online job application. After she applied, a man in an online chatroom told her that she would receive a contract a check for $6,600 to buy equipment. She received checks for $6,600 three times and was told each time to send cashier’s checks for $2,300 back to him – which she did, reports stated. When the $6,600 checks bounced, she reported it to police.
• A resident of the 42W400 block of Jericho Road, Sugar Grove Township reported being the victim of deceptive practices. The resident tried to get a $2,500 loan from an online company and was told to get a $50 gift card to pay the processing fee. Then he was told it would cost an additional $900 in gift cards because his credit score was so low, reports stated. The loan officer called him back to say there was a glitch in the system and the gift cards did not go through – and sent him to get an additional $1,000 in gift cards – which he did, and also provided his bank account information, reports stated. The next day, Old Second Bank called to tell him his account was frozen and that it was more than $5,000 overdrawn.
• The concrete wall of an underpass that belongs to Mill Creek Golf Club was reported vandalized with graffiti Sept. 24. It will cost $50 to clean up the wall at North Mill Creek and Fabyan Parkway in Blackberry Township, reports stated.
• Indira Ontiveros, 20, of the 100 block of North May Street, Joliet, was charged Sept. 20 with theft of a $300 cell phone while at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles Township.
• More than $5,000 in belongings were reported stolen Sept. 22 from an apartment storage locker at Village Reserve at Mill Creek, 39W305 Herrington Blvd., Blackberry Township. Items taken include a sewing machine, a label-maker, three American Girl dolls, 50 sets of American Girl doll clothes and storage bins of Christmas decorations.