Robert Ramage, 51, of Winnetka was charged with retail theft July 8 at about 9 a.m. after a security agent for a home-supply store contacted police. The agent saw Ramage select a ceiling fan valued at $24.97, then walk to the electrical department and select 25 circuit breakers, valued at $1,276.93, then pay for only the ceiling fan before he left the store, according to police. When the security agent approached the offender, he struggled with and pushed the agent, who nevertheless held him until police arrived. An assistant state's attorney approved a felony count of retail theft due to the value of the goods.His court date is July 17.
In complicated marriage, husband wants his stuff back, he says
A 43-year-old Niles man living in the 8000 block of Foster reported July 7 that on June 23, his 39-year-old wife, of Morton Grove, left his residence and took personal documents and cash that belonged to him, police said. The man made several attempts to contact her on the phone, but she refuses to talk to him, police said, adding this has been a problem for the past several months. The wife had an order of protection against the husband which expired on March 13. The husband told police he just wants his property back, they said. Both parties had been to Niles Family Services in the past. Police are investigating.
Information is taken from reports.