Elburn police blotter

By on June 11, 2009

The following reports were obtained from the Elburn Police Department. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Stores comply with tobacco law
• A 17-year-old decoy agent working with the police attempted unsuccessfully to buy tobacco May 29 at each of the five businesses in Elburn that sell it.

Found to be in compliance with the law prohibiting the sale of tobacco to underage customers were Elburn Mobile, Elburn Liquors, Village Liquors, BP Amoco and Jewel-Osco.

The Police Department conducts the compliance checks periodically, through a grant from the state’s Kids Can’t Buy ‘Em Here program.

Rash of car burglaries
• Elburn police are investigating numerous vehicle burglaries that have occurred in Elburn within the past few weeks, most in the Blackberry Creek subdivision within several blocks of the Anderson Road and Independence Avenue intersection.

All of the burglarized vehicles were unlocked. Among items stolen have been GPS units, satellite radios and cash.

The police asked that anyone with possible information regarding the burglaries call Det. Pete Pavia, (630) 387-8737.

Rock pile pillaged
• Someone stole a pile of fieldstone rocks used for landscaping from property on West Reader Street in Elburn. The property owner reported the theft on May 30, and said the rocks were worth $200.

Speeder attempts to elude police
• Jacob R. Spohn, 19, of the 1100 block of Beed Avenue in Elburn, was arrested at 2:03 a.m. May 25 for speeding and attempting to elude police.

Police attempted to stop Spohn after seeing him speeding east on Keslinger in Elburn. Spohn did not stop although police followed him with lights flashing, into Blackberry Creek subdivision to a driveway on Beed.

Home burglarized, drugs stolen
• Someone broke into a house on Shannon Street sometime between 1 and 6 a.m. on May 23 and stole prescription pills including Alprazolam and pain medication. The home’s occupants reported the burglary and said they knew the suspect.

The suspect entered the house through an upstairs window. Police are investigating the incident.

• Michael S. Sheehan, 36, of Hinkle Lane in Schaumburg, Ill., was arrested at 1:22 a.m. May 23 for driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving without vehicle insurance. Police stopped him as he was southbound on Route 47 between North and Kansas streets in Elburn, for improper lane use.