Police Blotter: Con man uses ‘shortchange scam’ to steal $100, baseball cleats

These are incidents reported by the Naperville Police Department. Where charges have been filed, the report includes when and where the suspect was stopped or taken into custody and the nature of the charges.

Tuesday, April 15

Shoplifting: Kaitlyn L. Main, 30, Chicago; 9:40 a.m. at the Naperville police station, 1350 Aurora Ave.; surrendered on outstanding warrant for arrest for retail theft.

Theft: A 57-year-old man reported between 4 p.m. April 14 and 10 a.m., wiring for security camera stolen from outside home on 700 block of Woodlawn Avenue.

Theft: Sometime before 12:28 p.m., and most likely on April 1, first-generation iPod found missing from Camelot Schools LLC, 1220 Bond St.; no complaint signed at current time.

Failure to yield: About 4:48 p.m., unidentified motorist charged with failure to yield right of way, after vehicle struck another vehicle and sent it over curb and into side of city of Naperville electrical box at southeast corner of Ogden Avenue and Brainard Street; driver of vehicle that was struck was injured; report provided no further information.

No insurance: About 5:13 p.m., unidentified motorist charged with driving without insurance and failure to yield right of way while making left turn, after causing two-vehicle traffic crash at intersection of 95th Street and Cedar Glade Drive.

Vehicular trespassing: John O. Barron, 57, Chicago; 6:09 p.m. at Metra Railway Fourth Avenue commuter train depot, 105 E. Fourth Ave.; charged with criminal trespass to vehicle, disorderly conduct and violation of bail bond.

Wednesday, April 16

Driving under the influence: Glen A. S. Erickson, 51, Norridge; 3:58 a.m. near CarMax Naperville, 3320 Odyssey Court; charged with two counts DUI and one count illegal possession or transportation of liquor.

Theft: Between 10 p.m. April 14 and 7 a.m. today, shipping totes stolen from fenced-in area at rear of Walgreens, 612 Raymond Drive.

Property damage: About 7:20 a.m., police investigated report of unidentified male tearing down fence on 2500 block of Eldorado Lane; report provided no further information.

Suspended license: Paige N. McCord, 25, Oswego; 11:09 a.m. near Ogden Avenue and Raymond Drive; charged with driving with a suspended license, driving with an expired registration and two counts driving without insurance.

Property damage: A 47-year-old man reported sometime before 5:51 p.m., hit and run vehicle knocked down and ran over mailbox outside home on 5300 block of Coneflower Drive.

Excessive speeding: Dylan L. Shew, 17, Romeoville; 10:01 p.m. near Bailey and Plainfield-Naperville roads; charged with driving more than 35 mph over posted limit.

Vandalism: A 65-year-old man reported between Jan. 1 and 7:15 a.m. today, street gang graffiti painted on wall of underground garage on 1600 block of Coach Drive.

Theft: A 58-year-old Plainfield man reported between 4 and 4:30 p.m., wallet stolen from unsecured locker in men’s locker room at XSport Fitness, 2780 Fitness Drive; loss estimated at $100.

Theft: A 34-year-old man reported between 4 p.m. April 14 and 5 p.m. today, 20-inch girls’ mountain bicycle stolen from underneath tarp at rear of home on 0-99 block of Huffman Street; bike valued at $100.

Deceptive practice: About 6:10 p.m., customer illegally obtained $15 set of men’s baseball cleats and $100 after using “shortchange scam” on teenage clerk at Play It Again Sports, 931 W. 75th St.; con man described as white man in his early 40s, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 155 pounds, and having graying brown hair, mustache and beard.

Thursday, April 17

Driving under the influence: Kodi L. Eickelman, 22, Romeoville; 12:32 a.m. near English Rows Avenue and Route 59; charged with two counts DUI and one count speeding.

Aggravated assault: Miguel A. Diaz-Roman, 26, Aurora; 1:09 a.m. near Chicago Avenue and Ellsworth Street; charged with aggravated assault, battery and resisting a peace officer, after threatening security workers at Bar Louie, 22 E. Chicago Ave., with unspecified, sharp weapon.

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