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Fugitive Turns Herself In, Kind Of and Other Odd Police News

A look at weird crime news in the northern Chicago suburbs.

Local police departments provided the following reports. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt.

Vandals give resident a unicycle

A Glenview resident reported that someone punctured three tires on their vehicle while it was parked in their driveway.

Even shoplifters have to do their taxes

A Harvard, IL man was charged with stealing calculators from the Walmart in Crystal Lake.

Locked out to locked up with one simple phone call

A 24-year-old woman called Deerfield Police because she was locked out of her car. Police asked for her driver’s license to assure she should be in the car and a check showed she was wanted in McHenry County for a 2009 retail theft charge, according to the report. She was arrested as a fugitive from justice.

Speed limitless

Someone spray painted a Northbrook speed limit sign, making it unreadable, police say.

The day the music was tried

Two 19-year-olds were charged with stealing a drum set from a parked vehicle in Crystal Lake.

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