OMG PD: Drano Bomb, Gas Gobbler, Secret Scrapper

Here's a round-up of recent and bizarre police report items from the area.


Boom Goes The Drano

Someone placed a Drano bomb on a front porch Nov. 14 and then repeatedly rang the doorbell. The bomb exploded prior to a resident answering the front door in the 900 block of Merrimac Circle. No damage was reported, police said.

Thief Lifts Latex

Retail theft of condoms was reported Nov. 13 in the 700 block of South Route 59, police said.


Bad Example for the Kids

Katharine P. Grilli, 18, of the 3000 block of Mayfair Avenue, Westchester, was arrested at 8:48 a.m. Nov. 5 at Park Boulevard and Sheehan Avenue, police said. She was charged possession of drug equipment, possession of 30 grams or less of cannabis and speeding in a school zone.


I Saw the Sign … and Look What Happened

An Elgin driver's confusion over pedestrian-crossing signs on South Third Street contributed to Tuesday's three-car accident that pushed one vehicle onto the sidewalk next to the Geneva Post Office, Geneva police reports indicate.

The accident took place around 10:43 a.m. Nov. 13 at the intersection of James Street and South Third Street, reports said.

According to reports, a Chevrolet Malibu driven by Samsam Turkman, 65, of Elgin was travelling east on James Street and stopped at the stop sign at South Third Street as a Hyundai Sonata driven by Violeta Flores, 77, was travelling north on Third Street.

Reports said Turkman saw the yellow pedestrian crosswalk stop sign for northbound traffic, assumed that Flores’ Sonata would stop, and proceeded into the intersection. His Malibu struck the rear of the Sonata, which veered to its left into the northwest corner of the intersection, near the Post Office, where it struck a sign post, park bench and two large newspaper boxes. The newspaper boxes then fell into a parked Chrysler Town & Country owned by a Batavia woman.

Garage Grab

Someone took a men’s gray Quest mountain bicycle and Craftsman drill set from a garage of a home in the 100 block of North Bedford Lane sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 27, Geneva police reports said. The garage door was open during the time of the incident, reports said. The bicycle and drill set had a combined value of about $270.


Just Can't Get Enough

A 42-year-old resident of the 1000 block of Dean Street reported at 10:40 a.m. Nov. 8 that someone had siphoned half a tank of gasoline from his 1999 Chevrolet Malibu on Oct. 30-31. Several days later, he told police, he purchased a locking gas cap and installed it on his vehicle. The next morning, he found someone had broken the lock and siphoned more gas from the vehicle. He then told police he parked the vehicle in a more visible spot, but the next morning found someone had let the air out of his tires.


Get Outta Here

A Batavia man was found "scrapping" from a green dumpster at 9:21 p.m. Nov. 9 in the 1000 block of North Paramount Parkway, according to police. The man stated he had permission to go through the dumpster. Police determined that the subject had a suspended driver's license—he was told he would not be allowed to drive his vehicle. A friend came and drove the man off the property. The man was told not to return unless given permission by the owner of the property.

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