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COMMUNITY NEWS | Naperville Police Charge Plainfield Woman for Falsely Reporting a Robbery


NAPERVILLE–Naperville Police have charged a Plainfield woman with filing a false police report after learning that the woman fabricated a story about being robbed of her wallet and wedding rings in a parking lot near Route 59 and 95th Street on September 12, 2017.

A Will County judge on Friday, September 15, signed a warrant for the arrest of Tara R. Arenz, 33, of the 5500 block of Hickory Grove Court in Plainfield. Arenz is charged with two counts of Disorderly Conduct, a class 4 felony. Will County Judge Carla Policandriotes set bond at $250,000.

“The filing of false police report is something we take very seriously,” said Police Chief Robert Marshall. “This erroneous claim consumed a lot of department resources and caused a great deal of concern among members of our community, who feared for their safety as a result of the report. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated.”

The Naperville Police wish to remind the public and the news media that a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

SOURCE: Naperville Police Department

Her story was posted in social media and also featured on ABC-7 News causing quite a concern among residents. The story has since been removed from the ABC-7 News website.