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.
• Janet M. Haas, 20, of St. Charles was charged on Oct. 29 for driving under the influence of alcohol, unlawful consumption by a minor, and unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor. Haas was stopped by police for driving without a rear license plate light, for which she was also charged. Her passenger, Georgia L. Porter, of the 1000 block of Liberty Street, was charged with unlawful consumption by a minor. Both women had a blood alcohol exceeding the lawful limit of .08. Police also found an unopened can of beer after searching the trunk of the vehicle. Both posted bond and were released.
• A theft of $160 dollars in quarters was reported Oct. 29 from the coin operated machine at Elburn Car Wash, 120 W. Nebraska St. Reports indicate that sometime during the weekend, the change machine was emptied by someone, possibly by using a hook to pull wires out through the change slot to short it out for access.