OMG PD: Odd Crimes in Our Patch Region
Local police departments provided the following reports. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
A Wilmette woman reported that $80 was stolen from her deceased boyfriend's wallet. The woman had kept the wallet in memory of her boyfriend and suspects that her daughter took the cash.
Highland Park police are investigating a report of a garage door being egged and a motor vehicle being damaged with syrup.
A Des Plaines man reported a trailer and 18-foot boat were stolen from the street in front of his home. A trailer hitch lock securing the boat had been cut and left behind.
A Northbrook resident reported that fireworks were used to blow up a mailbox.
River Forest police said they saw a Chicago woman and a male companion possibly in the process of taking a shopping cart loaded with 35 cases of Red Bull and other items out of Jewel-Osco. When the woman noticed that police and store security were watching them, they left the shopping cart in the store. Police questioned them and allegedly found the woman in possession of five small bags of a white powdery substance that tested positive as heroin.
A man reported that gasoline was stolen from his car while parked in Wilmette. He said he found his fuel tank cover slightly ajar and half his tank empty. The man told police he suspects a former high school classmate is responsible.
A person in Glenview reported seeing the occupants of a Toyota Celica pointing a toy pistol at other vehicles. Police located the vehicle, three subjects were identified and the toy pistol was located. No complaints were signed.
The same day, officers responded to two calls of people reporting that occupants of a Chevrolet Lumina were pointing guns at passing cars. The Lumina was stopped and two replica Beretta 9mm handgun cigarette lighters and one holster were found in the vehicle. The replicas were turned over to the Glenview Police Department for destruction. No complaints were signed.