Hinsdale Man Charged After Trying to Sell Stolen Golf Clubs: Police Blotter
Hinsdale police reports, Sept. 25 to Oct. 1.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 28
Man Charged With Possession of Stolen Golf Clubs
Robert R. Rybka, 22, of the 300 block of Radcliffe Way, Hinsdale, was arrested at 9 a.m. and charged with possession of stolen property after police say he attempted to sell at a Westmont sports resale shop a set of golf clubs that had been stolen from an unlocked garage in the 100 block of North Washington Street between 7 p.m. Sept. 26 and 10 a.m. Sept. 27.
The resale shop did not buy the clubs, Deputy Chief Mark Wodka said, because proper identification was not supplied by Rybka to prove ownership. The owner of the clubs called the store on Sept. 27 on the advice of Hinsdale police, and a store employee was able to provide identity information of Rybka’s, which police then used to make the arrest.
The clubs, which are worth between $2,000 and $3,000, have not been recovered and Rybka has not given police information about their whereabouts.
Wodka said police haven’t been able to prove that Rybka is the person who entered the garage and took the clubs, so he is only being charged with possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor offense. Rybka was released to appear in court.
PayPal Fraud Attempted
A resident from the 100 block of Minneola Street reported that an unknown person attempted to use the resident’s existing PayPal account to make a $1,530 online transaction between 12:01 a.m. Sept. 27 and 4:15 p.m. Sept. 28.
The transaction was canceled before it went through, police said. No money loss was suffered.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26
Jewelry Reported Stolen
An unknown person stole a men's Rolex watch and two women's bracelets from a home in the 100 block of North Clay Street while the homeowner was out of town between 12:01 a.m. Aug. 4 and 11:59 p.m. Aug. 20. The incident was reported on Sept. 26.
Police said there were no signs of forced entry at the house. Several workers from two home maintenance companies had authorized access to the home during the time the homeowner was away. The total value of the stolen items was not known at the time of the report.
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