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Man sells stolen lawn mowers at flea market, and more

The following items were taken from Palatine Police reports on June 19.


  • A 64-year-old Palatine man was arrested about 11:42 a.m. June 10, and charged with misdemeanor retail theft after witnesses saw him cut free two lawn mowers chained together in front of Wal-Mart, 1555 N. Rand Road, and put them in his vehicle. Less than an hour later, police found his vehicle in the parking lot of Wolff’s Flea Market, 1775 N. Rand Road. He admitted selling the stolen lawn mowers at the flea market, and one was eventually recovered.


  • Three bowling balls and a pair of bowling shoes were stolen between 9:30 p.m. June 10 and 11 a.m. June 11 from an unlocked car parked in a driveway in the 700 block of Whispering Oaks Drive.
  • $46 in cash was stolen between 9:30 p.m. June 12 and 5:30 a.m. June 13 from an unlocked car parked in the 700 block of East Morris Drive.
  • An iPod Nano was stolen between 8:30 p.m. June 12 and 5:45 a.m. June 13 from an unlocked van parked in the 100 block of North Elmwood Drive.
  • A GPS unit was stolen between 8 a.m. and 5:44 p.m. June 14 from a car parked in the 1100 block of East Randville Drive. The driver’s side window was broken to gain entry.

Driving under the influence

  • A 36-year-old Palatine man was arrested at 12:35 a.m. June 9 near Dundee and Rand roads, and charged with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence and cited for illegal transportation of open alcohol and driving with a suspended license.

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