The Blotter

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Palatine

* Parrish E. Bartz, 41, of the 200 block of South Circle Court, Palatine, was arrested around 10:40 p.m. Jan. 22 on the 1500 block of North Winslowe and charged with possession of a controlled substance, manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Reports said officers found crack cocaine and a metal drug pipe in his pocket.

* Burglars stole a wallet out of a 2004 Honda CR-V in the Buehler YMCA lot, 1400 W. Northwest Hwy., between 9:20 and 10:35 a.m. Jan. 19.

* Burglars broke into a 1995 Plymouth Voyager in a lot on the 1900 block of North Hicks Road between noon Jan. 15 and 7 a.m. Jan. 22 and stole a laptop computer, in-dash radio faceplate, and the spare tire. Value was estimated at $1,200.

* A man distracted a female shopper and stole the wallet out of her purse at Walmart, 1555 N. Rand Road, Jan. 22. He told her she was the same size as his wife. He asked her to hold up a shirt to see if it would fit. She did. She discovered her purse unzipped and the wallet missing after he walked away. …