Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The state senator from Hinsdale wants the state government to develop record-keeping requirements for cash-for-gold businesses similar to those required of pawnshops.
Hinsdale Police Chief Brad Bloom said the rise of cash-for-gold businesses with their lack of public sales records is related to the upswing in recent years of residential burglaries that target jewelry. “I think it’s fueled this availability of cash for jewelry,” Bloom said. “People can get money quick with out having to provide any records.” Clarendon Hills Police Chief Ted Jenkins agreed. "The ability to sell it for weight, without any records, has made jewelry as liquid as cash," he said. State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) said wants to set up a task force of police officials and cash-for-gold business representatives that would develop state-mandated recording practices similar to those required of pawnshops, so that burglary …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Here's a round-up of recent, bizarre police report items from the area.
NAPERVILLE A woman who moved out of an apartment in the 200 block of East Bailey Road two months ago returned to the apartment May 15 and asked the property manager if she could get her belongings. She was told by the property manager that the apartment was cleaned out and she was not allowed to enter, police said. A resident then saw the woman scale the balconies to get to her old apartment on the third floor, but she was not able to gain entry, police said. CLARENDON HILLS An apartment tenant on the 200 block of North Richmond Avenue wrote in magic marker on his door that "any trespassers will be shot," according to a police report. The person reporting said neighbors are scared about this. An officer at 4:33 p.m. May 7 spoke with the …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Burr Ridge police reports, April 22-24.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 A local business reported at 9:15 a.m. that more than $500 worth of its landscaping equipment had been stolen in the 16W200 block of South Frontage Road, police said. The stolen items, police said, were two backpack blowers. The case is currently under investigation. MONDAY, APRIL 22 Police said a resident of the 8800 block of County Line Road reported at 4:19 p.m. that forced entry had been made to the resident's home and several items, including some jewelry, were missing. Police did not provide any information about a suspect, and the case is currently under investigation. There are plenty of ways to keep up on Burr Ridge news: About this column: Police Blotter information is provided by local law enforcement …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The exhaust-system parts are often stolen because they contain valuable metals; two others were reported stolen earlier this month in Burr Ridge.
Two more catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles in Burr Ridge, according to police reports. The latest incident was reported March 26. In that case, police said, a catalytic converter of unknown value was reported stolen at 8:14 a.m. from a 2003 Ford truck parked at a business in the 16W100 block of 83rd Street. Two days before, on March 24, a business in the 7700 block of Grant Street reported a $500 catalytic converter was taken from a 2004 Chevy van parked at the location. The reports come only weeks after two catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles parked in the same block of Grant Street. Those thefts were reported on March 6. Police provided no possible suspects in the latest incidents, which are both under …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Burr Ridge police reports, March 14-15
FRIDAY, MARCH 15 Reports say a complainant told police at 8:49 a.m. that his vehicle had been stolen while it was parked outside a business in the 15W100 block of South Frontage Road, but officers discovered it had actually been repossessed. THURSDAY, MARCH 14 Police said someone struck a parked Dodge truck in the 8400 block of Savoy Club Court with their car at 9:55 a.m. and left without leaving insurance information. A business from the 16W400 block of South Frontage Road reported to police at 9 a.m. that someone used the business' account information on three cashed checks, police said. The case is under investigation. There are plenty of ways to keep up on Burr Ridge news: See past Burr Ridge blotters:
Monday, March 18, 2013
Burr Ridge police reports, March 7-11.
Monday, March 11 A driver was cited for operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and expired registration around 1:03 a.m. near the intersection of Route 83 and Jackson, Burr Ridge police said. Sunday, March 10 A car stereo and two oil paintings were missing from a home in the 00W200 block of 77th Street after the homeowner hired a painting service, police said. The items were worth $1,600. Christopher R. Woosely, 32, of the 6500 block of Conrad in Hodgkins, was arrested around 1:08 a.m. near the intersection of Plainfield and High Grove, police said. He was stopped and cited for speeding and arrested on a Westmont police warrant. Rebecca E. Rodriguez, 21, of the 5400 block of West 64th Street in Chicago, was arrested around 3:39 p.m. near …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Burr Ridge police reports, Feb. 6-12.
MONDAY, FEB. 11 A complainant reported at 6:46 a.m. that $1,000 in parts had been removed from several trucks and vans parked in the 7500 block of Brush Hill Road, police said. Then, at 11:27 a.m. the same day, another complainant reported that $500 in parts had been removed from the complainant's 1999 Ford truck while it was parked in the 16W100 block of 83rd Street, police said. There are no suspects in either case. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Burr Ridge news: See past Burr Ridge blotters: Police Blotter information is provided by local law enforcement agencies, including the Burr Ridge Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Burr Ridge police reports, Feb. 6-12.
TUESDAY, FEB. 12 A business in the 100 block of Shore Court reported at 4:33 p.m. that more than $100,000 had been wired to someone posing as one of the business' vendors, police said. The case is currently under investigation. SUNDAY, FEB. 10 A Burr Ridge resident came into the Burr Ridge Police Department at 2:27 p.m. to report that the resident's debit card was stolen at a business in Downers Grove, police said. The thief had used the card to make $300 in purchases. The case is under investigation. SATURDAY, FEB. 9 Police said a complainant from the 6100 block of Sedgley Court reported at 1:59 p.m. receiving a scam letter in the mail. The complainant was referred by police to the postal inspector general's office. No money was lost or …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Hinsdale police reports, Feb. 5-11.
THURSDAY, FEB. 7 Two 16-year-old female Hinsdale Central students, one from Clarendon Hills and one from Westmont, were cited for fighting after the school resource officer responded to the two pushing and fighting near the high school’s main entrance at 3 p.m., police said. The students were referred to a juvenile diversion court program, where they’ll go in front of a peer jury. Police said they were not charged as adults. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6 A 15-year-old male Hinsdale Central student was cited for theft after he was found with an iPhone that was taken after being left accidentally on a classroom countertop within the school at 9:45 a.m., police said. The teen, who lives in Willowbrook, was referred to a juvenile diversion court program. …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Burr Ridge police reports, Jan. 30-Feb. 5.
FRIDAY, FEB. 1 Burr Ridge police learned at 2:14 p.m. that Chicago officers had recovered stolen property that went missing after a Burr Ridge burglary. Police did not say what the items were. "The items recovered by Chicago are part of an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time," Burr Ridge Deputy Police Chief Tim Vaclav said in an email. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Burr Ridge news: See past Burr Ridge blotters: Police Blotter information is provided by local law enforcement agencies, including the Burr Ridge Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are …