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.
• Police responded on Oct. 17 to a report of criminal damage to a vehicle parked in front of a residence in the 400 block of Branbury in Elburn. The victim reported the car was parked about 3 a.m., and upon returning later the next day, an unknown white substance had been thrown on the car. A McDonald’s cup was found alongside the vehicle, and the victim suggested the material on the auto could be a milkshake.
• Police responded on Oct. 18 to a report of criminal damage to a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Reader St. in Elburn. The victim reported hearing a loud noise from the front of the house and the dogs started barking. The victim discovered the driver’s side window broken out. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle.
• On Oct. 21, Jewel/Osco at north Main Street reported to police an attempted theft. Reports show this incident appears related to a previous retail theft reported on Oct. 15 at the same location. Two black males with a shopping cart filled with merchandise, including baby formula and diapers, were being watched at checkout. The cart was left by the doors as the suspects left, leaving the area in a silver over black Dodge Caravan with tinted windows heading north on Route 47. The suspects match the description of that given in the previous report: two black males, aged 25 to 30 years old; one with a large build, about 200 pounds walking with a limp; and the other with a light complexion, hair in corn rows, about 170 pounds with a slim build.
• On Oct. 23, Thomas Shoaf, 22, of Batavia, was ticketed for following too closely, operating an uninsured vehicle and driving under the influence of alcohol. He posted bond and was released.