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Updated: December 24, 2012 7:20AM



Antioch

Retail theft: Denise Matelski, 37, 22493 Fairview Drive, was charged Nov. 8 with retail theft from Walmart, 475 E. Route 173. She has a Nov. 29 hearing at the Waukegan courthouse.

Warrant arrest: Frank Pecoraro, 22, 713 Lake St., was arrested on an out-of-state warrant as a fugitive from justice at 485 Johelia Trail Nov. 9. He was taken to Lake County jail.

Battery: Kristin Whitaker, 31, 26181 Spring Grove Road, was charged with battery Nov. 10 at Limerick Lounge, 912 Toft St. She has a court hearing Dec. 10 in Waukegan.

Theft: Christopher Becker, 26, Fox Lake, was charged with theft from Murphy’s Gas, 467 E. Route 173 and theft by deception at 455 Birchwood Drive on Nov. 10. He was taken to Lake County jail.

Gurnee

Retail theft: Jacob Castro, 18, of Gurnee was charged with retail theft, underage possession and possession of a suspended driver’s license. He allegedly shoplifted alcohol from Jewel-Osco.

Retail theft: Nyesha Solomon, 31, of Vernon Hills was charged with retail theft for allegedly stealing $77 worth of home goods from Walmart.

Retail theft: Katherine Gaa, 43, of Gurnee was charged with retail theft for allegedly stealing $115 worth of clothing from Kohl’s.

Drugs: Elbert Murray, 54, of Kankakee was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He allegedly smoked crack cocaine in front of a woman at Econolodge.

Retail theft: Albert Hayes, 42, was charged with retail theft for allegedly taking DVDs, clothing and a stereo from the donation pile at Salvation Army on Grand Avenue.



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