Illegal Alcohol Possession, Neon Sign Snatched: Police Blotter

Wheaton police reports, March 26-27


Leather Wallet, $375 Taken

A woman who placed her purse on a store shelf later found that someone took her $250 black leather wallet inside. The woman was shopping on March 27 at a store on the first block of West Loop Road. The purse was on a shelf unattended from 3:20 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. while the woman was a short distance away. As the woman finished her shopping, she attempted to make a purchase and discovered her wallet was missing. There was $375 inside the wallet.


Neon Sign at Wheaton College Swiped

Someone took a neon sign that was hanging in a geology hallway at the Wheaton College Meyer Science Center on the 400 block of North Howard. The incident was reported on this day and occurred sometime over the previous weekend, between 5 p.m. March 22 and 10 p.m. March 24. The sign was valued at $1,000.


While on residential patrol, an officer observed graffiti at about 4:15 a.m. on an Ameritech electric box on the southwest corner of Liberty and Washington streets.

Suspended License

Police charged Cordell L. Smith, 25, of the 1300 block of West Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, with driving on a suspended license. Smith drove a maroon or burgundy 2002 Dodge Intrepid near the intersection of Roosevelt Road and Polo Drive at about 1:55 a.m. when police stopped him. He was booked at the Wheaton Police Department and released later that morning.

During the same incident, police arrested Jasmin L. Baker, 19, of the 10500 block of South LaSalle Street, Chicago, on an outstanding Lake County Sheriff's Office warrant. She was released from the DuPage County Sheriff's Office later that day.

Alcohol Possession by a Minor

Police charged Manuel R. Slater, 20, of the 3000 block of Jamestown Court, Streamwood, with illegal possession of alcohol by a minor. Slater drove a blue 2004 Saturn Ion near the intersection of Carlton Street and Roosevelt Road at about 1:30 a.m. when police stopped him. He was released at the scene.

See also:

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  • $500K in Drugs Found During Traffic Stop: Sheriff
  • Wheaton Man Charged With Burglarizing Church Near Glen Ellyn

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Cooper Pie June 19, 2013 at 02:20 PM
I think it's kind of funny that someone would steal of neon sign. It must of looked really cool at the time it was stolen. But hey, for whoever lost the stolen sign should go and check out http://www.outreachneon.com because you can just get a new sign there. Heck you could get multiple signs there, so just in case one gets stolen then you can just use on of the spares that you have.


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