Feb. 25 police blotter
By Elburn Herald
on February 25, 2011
The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
• The owner of a building in the 100 block of Valley Drive reported that someone threw a milkshake at the glass door between the hours of 5:30 p.m. of Feb. 17 and 8:45 a.m. Feb. 18.
• Attempted fraud was reported when a resident of the 300 block of Dempsey Street received a cashier’s check for $3,980 and was told she had won a lottery in the UK for $250,000. Upon investigation it was revealed that this was a scam. The scam requires the victim to deposit the check and forward part back to the production manager for another entry fee. After the money is sent, the cashier’s check comes back, and the victim’s account is debited.
• The Sugar Grove Police Department on Feb. 21 served an ordinance citation to an employee of Gas Mart, 201 N. Route 47, for the unlawful sale of tobacco to a minor. The employee, Jacob Tarter of Aurora, sold a pack of cigarettes to a youth agent during a tobacco compliance check. An ordinance citation was also served to the retailer for the violation.
• A Sugar Grove resident on Feb. 17 reported a fraudulent charge of $63.99 on his Visa credit card. The resident also claims to have received a call from a collection agency advising the resident that he owes $86.39.
An investigation is pending.