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Payton's replica ring stolen:
A replica of Walter Payton's Super Bowl ring and possibly some other items were reported stolen from Walter Payton's American Brew Pub on the 200 block of North Broadway Avenue in Aurora. Aurora police on Tuesday said someone smashed a display case in a museum inside the business between 3 and 10 p.m. Monday and removed the ring and possibly some other items. The initial loss has been valued at $5,000, but it could be more, police said.
Lombard arrests felon:
Lombard police arrested a fugitive felon Tuesday morning after police said he committed a strong-armed robbery in the village. A 54-year-old Lombard man called police to report that a man yanked $200, just retrieved from a nearby ATM machine, out of his shirt pocket outside a business at St. Charles Road and Main Street, Deputy Police Chief Dane Cuny said. The man, later identified as Jeffrey A. Stauche, 34, of 38703 N. Sheridan Road in Zion, fled on foot but was chased down shortly afterward by Lombard police, Cuny said. Once Stauche was in custody, police said they found the ATM receipt in one hand, the stolen cash and a court-required home- monitoring device on one of his ankles. Authorities said Stauche had been wanted on a warrant for a parole violation following his latest stint in prison for an aggravated battery and disturbing the peace conviction. He faces two counts of felony theft, resisting police, attempting to obstruct justice and possession of marijuana. He is being held at DuPage County jail and is expected to appear in bond court today.
Addison to reduce violations:
The next phase of the Addison Police Department's crackdown on specific traffic violations will run from April 3 to 16. The purpose of the increased enforcement activity is to reduce accidents, and the resulting injuries and fatalities, through priority enforcement of impaired driving laws. Police also will focus on speeding violations and enforcing seat-belt and child- restraint laws.
Oak Brook promotes officers:
Oak Brook police recently promoted two officers: Sgt. Jason Cates to lieutenant and Mark King to sergeant. King began his career with the department as a patrol officer in 1994 after attending Illinois State Police Academy for his basic police training. Before that, King earned an associates degree from the College of DuPage and is also a Hinsdale Central High School graduate. Cates is a graduate of Downers Grove High School, served in the Marine Corps from 1988-91 and graduated from Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. …