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Monday, February 20, 2012
It's the little things in life that count—a cup of coffee, the morning paper. And it burns when somebody steals them.
Like a Microchip in a Puppy HINSDALE, Feb. 15—At about 1 p.m., police met with a man at an office at 15 Spinning Wheel Rd. who said his 17-inch Apple Macbook Pro, valued at $4,500, was stolen from a conference room, during the 30 minutes he was away at lunch. Investigators worked with the victim to activate built-in electronic locating services of the Apple Macbook Pro. Using this technology, officers learned that the device was being actively used at or near the 10 block of Normandy Drive in Addison. At approximately 5 p.m., officers from Hinsdale and Addison took a suspect into custody as he tried to flee out the rear door of a residence barefoot, while holding the stolen Macbook Pro. Richard Leon, 59, of 102 S. Villa Ave. in Addison, …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Here's this week's selection of off-beat items from suburban police blotters.
Security Guard Gets Late-Night Kicks DOWNERS GROVE, Jan. 14—A Joliet man was charged after allegedly kicking a security employee multiple times in the crotch at Rita's American Roadhouse on Butterfield Road around 2:30 a.m. The man wanted to get into Rita's to use the bathroom, but Rita's policy prohibits new people entering after 2 a.m. so he was turned away. The man then started to urinate on the patio near the front entrance and was escorted by security to the vehicle he had gotten out of, which is when the battery allegedly occurred. Aric Vandermeir, 21, of 2110 Dartmoor Drive in Joliet, was charged with two counts of battery. Unadvertised Specials ST. CHARLES, Jan. 12—Police arrested two Wal-Mart employees for allegedly not ringing …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Here's this week's selection of odd items from some of our suburban police blotters.
Shutters Bug Residents LA GRANGE, Dec. 26—A resident of the 400 block of Sunset Avenue reported that someone in a white, late-model, two-door sports car was taking photos of a neighbor’s house at about 5:41 p.m. The car was gone when police arrived. ELMHURST, Dec. 22—A resident in the 300 block of South Hawthorne said he saw two men taking pictures of his home around noon. The men said they were from the bank and asked if they could take pictures inside the house. The resident said no and the men left. Scene Gets Mean Near Big Gulp Machine LA GRANGE, Dec. 24—A shoving match was reported at about 1:50 p.m. at the 7-Eleven store, 9600 W. Ogden Ave., but the offender and victim left before police arrived. They were in a black Chevrolet …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Here's this week's collection of odd items from some suburban police blotters.
Yes Virginia, There Really is a Krampus LA GRANGE, Dec. 20—A man with a white beard, wearing a Santa hat and, “smoking something,” was reported at about 3:39 p.m. sitting in a white van on the 300 block of south Kensington Avenue and shouting, “Ho! Ho! Ho! I’m watching you” to a group of children. The call came 20 minutes after the sighting and police said the vehicle was gone when they arrived. Stretching Their Chicken Legs, Neighbor Cries Foul CLARENDON HILLS, Dec. 8—Four chickens, one goose, and one rooster escaped the backyard of a home in the 400 block of Naperville Road at 2:32 p.m. and wandered into the yard of a neighbor on the same block. Responding officers unsuccessfully tried to alert the owner that the animals were loose. The …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Here are some recent items from suburban police blotters that caught our attention.
How Am I Driving? BATAVIA, Nov. 29—Neighbors at South Van Buren and Pine streets watched as a semi trailer truck snapped a utility pole, knocked down a stop sign, drove on a lawn and then left the scene at about 4:13 p.m., police said. "He snapped a utility pole in two," resident Mark Kline said in an e-mail. "The top part came down with a street light on top and speared right into the ground." Before the trucker left, he drove onto a resident's front lawn, Kline said. The incident sent power lines flailing and a stop sign to the ground. Some residents on the block were without electricity for a few hours. A resident who recorded the incident on video noted some of the truck's numbers and immediately contacted police. Officer Thomas …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
This week's selection of police blotter items includes a house divided.
The Agony of Propinquity LA GRANGE, Oct. 17—Police were told that a man was throwing property out the window of a home on the 0-100 block of Madison Avenue at about 11:17 p.m. Police said they found a husband and wife throwing mutual property out of the house. The two have a court order and will stay on separate sides of the house, police added. More Timber Mugger than Tree Hugger ST. CHARLES, Oct. 16—Steven Dale Reed, 36, of 1251 Student Ave., Springfield, OH, was cited for battery after an altercation with some men who reportedly made comments about him after he kicked a tree. Bar Puts Kibosh on Tossing Squash ST. CHARLES, Oct. 15—A 27-year-old man told police he had made a bad decision, after tossing a pumpkin from the second-floor …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Here's this week's collection of police blotter items that caught our attention.
Did Someone Order an Exposed Espresso with a Bare Muffin? LA GRANGE, Oct. 5—Police were called to Caribou Coffee, 30 N. LaGrange Rd., at about 12:22 p.m. because a 48-year-old La Grange Park woman was walking around with her shirt unbuttoned and her jeans undone. Police said it appeared her clothes were old and not holding up well. Police told her not to return unless she is properly dressed. If it Really is a Scam, the Toddler is a Brilliant Touch LA GRANGE, Oct. 4—A man pushing a toddler in a stroller was trying to sell tickets for the American Legion door-to-door near Cossitt and Blackstone avenues at about 4:16 p.m. The woman who called the police she had contacted the American Legion and was told they do not have anyone selling …
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Here's this week's assortment of items from some suburban police blotters.
Occasionally, Dad Needs a Relaxing Day at a Spa LA GRANGE, Sept. 26—A 15-year-old La Grange Highlands girl who was learning to drive hit the accelerator by mistake and drove into Natasha’s Salon and Day Spa, 539A S. LaGrange Rd., at about 7:10 p.m., according to police. No injuries were reported. The Acura she was in was towed from inside the building. Her father told police he was with her while she was driving under a learner’s permit. He said she pulled into the parking lot turning from LaGrange Road, tried to park, hit the accelerator by mistake, went over the parking post and sidewalk and hit the building, he said. No tickets were issued, according to the police report. Identity May Be Stolen, but Remember Who You Are LA GRANGE, Sept…
Monday, September 26, 2011
Here's this week's selection of items from suburban police blotters.
Double Oops ELMHURST, Sept. 16—Police found a man passed out behind the wheel of a Toyota Camry parked on First Street near Larch Avenue. They noticed the driver's side window was smashed out and glass was strewn throughout the inside of the car. When the man woke up, police reported that he told them he was drunk and had to break into his car because he had locked his keys inside. However, police determined that the man broke into the wrong car. They found his Mitsubishi parked on the third floor of the Larch Parking Deck. Eduardo Rivera, 27, 325 E. Myrick, Addison, was charged with criminal damage to a vehicle and criminal trespass to a vehicle. He was released on bond. Next Job Might be on a Big House LA GRANGE, Sept. 21—A homeowner …