Regional Crime Report: Thrift Store Fire, Prostitution Arrests and More

The following is a selection of police-related items reported in area Patches recently. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

East Dundee

Firefighters Battle Blaze At 'Community Thrift Store'

Several area at the Community Thrift Store at 900 E. Main St. in East Dundee Thursday. The store is located at the corner of Route 25 and Route 72. Video of the aftermath of the fire is attached to this story.


Four Woman Arrested in Prostitution Sting

at a Naperville hotel Friday after the participated in the FBI’s “Operation Cross County VI,” a nationwide crackdown on child sex trafficking.

“Even though our arrests didn’t net any children involved in prostitution, it was under that particular operation,” Naperville Police Department Sgt. Gregg Bell said. “In our cases, .” 

Police said Sharon Lynn Romaine, 50, of Vernon Hills; Melissa Sue Ronczkowski, 23, of Bolingbrook; and Palatine residents Tara Ann Zagone, 19, and Sherry Ann Cameron, 33, .

Crystal Lake

Brothers Charged With Beating Roommate

Crystal Lake Police  after they allegedly beat up a roommate.

Terry W. Brennan, of Spring Grove, and Timothy P. Brennan, of Carpentersville, on June 2 visited the apartment of their older brother, Edward, who lives at 215 Uteg St. - B, Crystal Lake.

While there, , police said. A , and the brothers allegedly attacked the roommate.

Des Plaines

Dogs From Cruelty Incident Up For Adoption

Three dogs taken into custody by police after are transitioning to new homes.

, and, told police, according to the report, he got into a fight with his dog because it ran out the front door, and he said, “I’m done being nice.”

A judge ordered the dogs to be surrendered to Des Plaines police animal control on June 19, and they have since been matched with a nonprofit rescue organization that specializes in small dogs, Chris’ Rescue Angels, based in Missouri.


New Police Chief Named

The search for a new Chief of Police in Grayslake is over, as Mayor Rhett Taylor has announced he will recommend .

Perlini, currently Deputy Chief of Police for Glenview, , according to a statement from the Village of Grayslake.


Craigslist Scam Investigated

A man living in the 7800 block of Oconto, Niles, .

On June 25, a buyer contacted the seller and said he would send a check in the amount of $2,180, and he asked that the seller refund the extra $1,180 to someone in Georgia. The seller's bank seized the check as counterfeit. Police are investigating.


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